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Kiger Mustangs

The Kiger Mustang Viewing Experience is a truly unique opportunity for People to ride out on horseback to view and photograph the Wild Kiger Mustangs in their natural habitat. This three day/ two-night adventure is limited to 6 guests at a time and includes staying two nights at the Steens Mountain Guest Ranch and riding for two days in the open countryside. A picnic lunch is carried on “Scooter,” the ranch packhorse, who has a personality all his own that you are going to love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kiger Mustang Experience begins on Wednesday at 3 pm and ends on Friday between 3-4 pm. 

 

Cost:

The cost for the Kiger Mustang Experience is $995/person if you want your own room  OR.... $695/person (come with a friend) if there are two people in your party when you register and with whom you will be sharing your room.

 

Things to Bring:  

A hat with a brim to block the sun or rain, a camera/phone, a reusable water bottle, and a pair of binoculars (This really enhances the distant sightings). 

What to Expect:

 

Wednesday:

Arrive at 3 pm. Check into your room and dress to go on a short trail ride. Go down to the Horse corral and get acquainted with your horse. Go for a short ride before dinner, just to get everyone comfortable.  After dinner, you will get the opportunity to hand-twist a rope (5 minutes) and get in on a roping lesson from Tim.

 

Thursday:

Saddle horses. Eat Breakfast. Load up into the Ranch Trucks and drive over to the Kiger Mustang Viewing Area (15 minutes), mount up and ride all day. Return to headquarters around 5 pm. Eat Dinner and relax.

 

Friday:

Same as Thursday, but a little shorter ride today.  Arrive back at the Guest Ranch around 3:30. Unsaddle and Say, “Goodbyes” to some new friends. 

 

Other Important Things to Know:

If possible, please wear darker, muted colors, rather than really bright colors.  We want to BLEND in with the countryside as much as possible as we “scout out” the Mustangs.

You can bring your own saddle if you have one that you love. 

 

As part of this adventure, you may also want to take 30-45 minutes to visit the BLM Wild Horse Corral Facility, before coming on out to the Guest Ranch. The address is 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines (Burns), Oregon. They are open M-F 8 am-3:00 pm. It takes an hour to get to the Guest Ranch from the Wild Horse Corrals.

 

Cell-phone Service: Very spotty. You are welcome to use the Guest Ranch's phone to call home and let loved ones know that you have arrived safely. 

 

Wi-Fi: There is no Wi-Fi at the Guest Ranch. This is your chance to really unplug!

2020 Kiger Mustang Dates   (limited to 4 guests per experience) 

 

July 1-3  -  0 spots left

July 15-17  -   0 spots left
August 5-7 -  0 spots left

If you have a group of at least 6 people who want to do a Kiger Mustang Experience on a date different from what is already posted, please contact us.   

 

Call 541-493-1164 to Reserve your spot today! The Preferred method of payment is cash or check, but we also gladly accept credit cards. (Deposit Required)

 

Deposit: $195. Refundable up to 4 months before your experience. For Reservations, email us at cowboys@oregonguestranch.com or call 541-493-1164 and PLEASE leave a message if we are not in. We are a WORKING Guest Ranch.

 

2021 Kiger Mustang Experience 

 

The Kiger Mustang Experience Package is a truly unique opportunity for guests to take a day-ride out on horseback to view and photograph the Wild Kiger Mustangs in their natural habitat. This event is limited to 6 guests and includes staying 2 nights at the Steens Mountain Guest Ranch. It also includes all meals and a 2 hour trail ride on the day of arrival.

       

A picnic lunch is carried on “Scooter” the ranch packhorse, who has a personality all his own that you are going to enjoy!

 

Cost: 

The cost for the Kiger Mustang Experience is $825/person if you want your own room  OR.... $625/person if there are two people in your party when you register and with whom you will be sharing your room.

Itinerary/What to Expect:

 

Day of Arrival

Please arrive between 2:30 and 3 pm. Spend a little time getting acquainted with the hosts, sign the Liability Waiver, make your final payment and check into your room.  Next, you'll go down to the horse corral and “meet” the horse you will be riding and get a little bit more acquainted with him/her as you go for a scenic 2 hour trail ride. Afterward, a delicious home-made dinner will be served and the rest of the evening is free to do whatever you like. 

 

Day 2 - Day Ride Out to See the Kiger Mustang Horses

 Ranch-style Breakfast. (If you want to you can help saddle your horse before breakfast or have one of the wranglers do it.) 

      After breakfast, everyone will load up into the Ranch Trucks and we will drive over to the Kiger Mustang Herd Management Area (about 30 minutes) and begin riding.

       When the Mustangs are spotted, we will spend some time viewing them and eating our picnic lunch. Total time in the saddle will be about 4-5 hours, but we will stop at intervals to let you get off and stretch your legs. Then we will ride back to the trucks and return to the Guest Ranch. Another delicious dinner will be served around 6 pm and you can enjoy another beautiful evening relaxing at the Guest Ranch. 

Day of Departure

Enjoy a ranch-style breakfast, pack up and say “Goodbye” to some new friends.

Things to Bring:

Suitable clothing, a hat with a brim to protect you from sun and rain, a camera and/or phone to take pictures, a reusable water bottle, and a pair of good binoculars.

Other Important Things to Know:

If possible, please wear darker, muted colors, rather than really bright neon colors. We want to BLEND in with the countryside as much as possible as we “scout out” the Mustangs.

 

You CAN bring your OWN saddle if you have one that you love to ride in.

 

As part of this adventure, you may also want to take 30-45 minutes to visit the BLM Wild Horse Corral Facility, before coming on out to the Guest Ranch. The address is 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines (Burns), Oregon. They are open M-F 8 am-3:00 pm. It takes about an hour to get from the BLM Wild Horse Corral Facility to the Guest Ranch.

 

Cell-phone Service: Very spotty. You are welcome to use the Guest Ranch's phone to call home and let loved ones know that you have arrived safely. 

 

Wi-Fi: There is no Wi-Fi at the Guest Ranch. This is your chance to really unplug!

Call 541-493-1164 to Reserve your spot today! The Preferred method of payment is cash or check, but we also gladly accept credit cards. (Deposit Required)

Deposit: $225. Refundable up to 4 months before your experience. For Reservations, email us at cowboys@oregonguestranch.com or call 541-493-1164 and PLEASE leave a message if we are not in. We are a WORKING Guest Ranch.

***We also offer a Day Ride out to see the Wild Kiger Mustang Horses-$345/person (7-8 hours) Includes lunch and a break or two when we find the Kiger Mustang Horses.

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Welcome to Steen's Mountain Guest Ranch seated at the base of the breathtaking Steen's Mountains, with headquarters in the Diamond valley of Southeastern Oregon. Ride Horses, push cattle, learn how to be a real cowboy on this dude ranch. This is your chance to be a real "City Slicker" on one of the best adventures of your life.

Steen's Mountain Guest Ranch

541-493-1164

49150 Ham Brown Lane

Diamond, OR 97722

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