Sands Basin HMA

These horses are known to be of excellent size with good conformation and color.  This is the result of the influence of released Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse studs to the herds periodically up to 1978.  It is also suspected that horses bred for Cavalry Re-Mounts may have also influenced these herds.  In addition to the typical colors of bay, brown, and black, the wild horses include many chestnuts, pintos, paints, roans, grays, duns, grullos, and a few Appaloosas. Population 65.

Location: About 13 miles southwest of Homedale, Idaho

Size: 11,724 acres

Topography/Vegetation: Rolling sagebrush steppe and steep, rough terrain

Wildlife: Wildlife living in the area include pronghorn, mule deer, and upland bird species.

AML:  33-64