This herd is known for its large percentage of pintos, most other colors are also found including dun and grulla. The horses generally stand approximately 15 hands high (60 inches from the ground to the top of the withers). These horses have good conformation and are know to be generally good-natured.
Location: The Lahontan HMA is located approximately 35 miles east of Carson City and immediately south of the Lahontan Reservoir.
Size: The area consists of 6,937 acres of BLM land and 2,641 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 9,578 acres.
Topography/Vegetation: The elevation is approximately 4,167 feet. The HMA is flat with low, sandy deposits and alkali flats. Average temperatures for Carson City range from 20 to 45 degrees Farenheit in December and January and from 48 to 90 degrees in July and August. Average annual precipitation is 7.5 inches. Dominant vegetation consists of Baileys greasewood, shadscale, low sagebrush, cheat grass, Indian ricegrass and squirreltail.
Wildlife: This HMA also provides habitat for many reptiles, small mammals, coyotes and a few birds.