In 1971, wild horses and burros were found roaming across 53.8 million acres of Herd Areas (HAs), of which 42.4 million acres were under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction. Today the BLM manages wild horses and burros in subsets of these HAs, known as Herd Management Areas (HMAs) that comprise 31.6 million acres, of which 26.9 million acres are under BLM management.
LOCATION: The Centennial HMA is located in Kern County, CA approximately 10 miles north of Ridgecrest, CA. 319,000 acres are managed for wild horses
HERD SIZE: 168 head
HORSE COLORS: Gray, brown and bay
SIZE OF HORSES: 14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds
HISTORY: This area contains horses thought to be from ranching stock.