The Canadian Kiger Mustang Registry was established in 2003 when the first Kiger’s arrived on Canadian soil. The Registry recognizes and participates with registries and breeders that support and maintain an ethical and structured system that recognize and support the development of the pure Kiger Mustang breed.
The Nokota Horse Conservancy is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to preserve the unique and historical Nokota Horse. These wild horses of the northern plains inhabited the Little Missouri badlands, now encompassed by Theodore Roosevelt National Park, for more than a century. They were removed by the National Park Service and sold during the 1980s and 1990s. The vast majority of the remaining Nokota horses now survive on the overburdened Kuntz Ranch.
It is the mission of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society to respect The spoken words of Gypsies who have dedicated lifetimes in the pursuit of breeding the perfect caravan horse… the Gypsy Vanner. The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society’s mission is to bring honor, recognition, and a better understanding to one of the world’s most colorful and least understood societies and the horses they love so dearly.
The National Chincoteague Pony Association is the oldest Chincoteague Pony Registry. Founded in the 1980′s its main purpose is to improve and promote the breeding of the Chincoteague Ponies. To make rules for the registration, to maintain a trustworthy accepted Stud Book for the reg. of the Chincoteague Ponies and registering the pedigrees/transfers of ownerships.
The Kigers are a unique breed of horse whose history dates back to the discovery of the New World by the Conquistadors. Located by the Bureau of Land Management in 1977, these horses were found on the high desert of southeastern Oregon. Government officials agreed that they had a very different and special kind of horse.
The Kiger Mesteño Association was founded in July 1988 to protect and preserve these remaining wild mustangs and their counterpart in captivity. A registry and standard of perfection have been established for Kiger and half-Kiger horses. With nearly 500 horses registered with the KMA, and growing interest in this exceptional breed, their continued survival is assured.
The exact origin of the Bashkir Curly Horse is one of the greatest mysteries of the horse world.
Horses with curly coats are most certainly an ancient breed. They have been depicted in art and statuary in early China as far back as 161 AD. There has been evidence of their presence in South America and Europe.