Riddle Mountain HMA

Periodically, horses from the Kiger herd are transferred to the Riddle Mountain herd, and vice-a-versa, to maintain genetic diversity. Quality animals with dun factor coloration and Spanish mustang characteristics are returned to the HMA following the roundups to maintain the core of the breeding herd. There is a high demand for adoption of Kiger Mustangs for use as pleasure and breeding stock. They are noted for their intelligence and stamina. Horses in this herd vary in color from dun, grulla, buckin and variations of these colors including dorsal and zebra stripes. Sizes vary from 13 to 15 hands with weights from 750 to 1,000 pounds.

Location: Riddle Mountain HMA is located 50 air miles southeast from Burns, Oregon and is southeast, and adjacent, to Riddle Mountain.

Size: 28,000 acres

Topography/Vegetation: Riddle Mountain HMA topography varies from gently rolling hills to steep slopes and buttes with broad valleys.


AML:  33-56

Horses from the Riddle Mountain herd while in holding at the Burns Wild Horse Corral.  BLM photo

Flickr Album: Oregon Wild Horses Herd Management Area