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The animals tend to be moderate to large-sized and habitat conditions are such that the horses are in very good condition. The combination of size, conformation, coat colors and patterns, and excellent physical condition has become a draw for potential adopters and a matter of reputation for “McCullough Peaks” horses. Colors include: bay, brown, black, sorrel, chestnut, white, buckskin, gray and palomino; blue, red and strawberry roan; and pinto.
Location: The McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) encompasses over 120,000 acres, including the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area. The climate is typical of a cold desert with annual precipitation averaging five to nine inches. Stock reservoirs and intermittent streams fed by winter snows and spring runoff provide adequate water for the HMA.
Size: 120,344 acres
Topography/Vegetation: Topography is highly variable, ranging from mostly flat to slightly rolling foothills carved by drainages, to colorful badlands and desert mountains featuring steep slopes, cliffs and canyons.