in the wild!
Kiger Mustangs Experience
Viewing the Kiger Mustang Horses in the wild
The Kiger Mustang is a strain of mustang horses located in the southeastern part of Oregon. Feral horses with specific conformation traits discovered in 1977, the name apply only to wild-captured individuals and do not apply to their bred-in-captivity progeny, which are known as Kiger Mustang horses. Kiger Mustangs horses 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.
The Kiger Mustang Experience Package
The Kiger Mustang Viewing is truly a unique opportunity for guests to take a day-ride out on horseback to view and photograph the Wild Horse Kiger Mustangs in their natural habitat. This is a real Wildhorse mountain guest ranch experience. 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. The horse weight limit is 230 lbs.
A picnic lunch is carried on “Scooter” the ranch packhorse, who has a personality all his own that you are going to enjoy!
2021 Kiger Mustang Experience Dates
May 25-27 - Reserved
July 15-17 - Reserved
July 29-31 - Reserved
August 18-20 - Reserved
October 18-20 - Reserved
October 25-27 - Reserved
Due to the extremely high demand this year for riding out to see the Kiger Mustangs, we have put together the following 1 Day dates to do the Kiger Mustang Horse Day Rides for 2021.
June 16 - Reserved
July 13 - 3 spots left for booking
June 18 - Reserved
June 19 - Reserved
June 26 - Reserved
July 5 - Reserved
August 2 - Reserved
September 10 - Reserved
Cost: $450...(lunch is provided). Our suggestion for a place to stay nearby the night before is Hotel Diamond (just 2 miles away)...Call 541-493-1898 to make a reservation with them. You can also make a dinner reservation there when you book.
To be put on a waiting list in case there are cancellations, please call 541-493-1164.
2022 Kiger Mustang Experience Dates
May 26-28 - Reserved
June 20-22 - Reserved
July 4-6 - Reserved
August 15-17 - Reserved
August 18-20 - Reserved
The cost for the Kiger Mustang Experience is $925/person if you want your own room OR.... $725/person if there are two people in your party when you register and with whom you will be sharing your room.
To Make a Reservation:
Call 541-493-1164 and PLEASE leave a message if we are not in. We are a WORKING Guest Ranch. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A deposit of $225 is required to hold the reservation.
You can cancel up to 4 months before your reservation date and receive a refund of your deposit.
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!
***We also offer a Day Ride out to see the Wild Kiger Mustang Horses-$450/person (7-8 hours) Includes lunch and a break or two when we find the Kiger Mustang Horses.