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Buckhorn Herd Management Area (CA-262)

LOCATION:   The Buckhorn Herd Management Area is located 40 miles southwest of Cedarville, CA in Lassen County, CA and Washoe County, NV.
 
ACREAGE:    65,000 acres are managed for wild horses
 
ELEVATION:   5,000 feet to 8,000 feet
 
TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION: The area is rough and steep with rocky tablelands and a few alkali lakebeds. Dominant vegetation consists of juniper, bitterbrush, big and low sage with bluegrass and an understory of squirreltail, needlegrass and Idaho fescue.
 
WILDLIFE:   Wildlife occurring in the area includes pronghorn, mule deer, chukar and sage grouse.
 
HERD SIZE:   59 to 85 head
 
HORSE COLORS:    Browns and bays
 
SIZE OF HORSES:   14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds
 
HISTORY:   This area contains horses thought to originate from Spanish stock diluted with ranch stock and US Cavalry remounts prior to and during World War I.  The influence of the US Cavalry remounts program is especially apparent in these horses.
 
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Buckhorn Herd Management Area
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