~ Registration ~

Herd of Wild Kigers



Registration of Kiger Mustangs in the KHAR is a relatively fast process. You will find easy instructions below. We guarantee your registration certificate within 45 days if you have submitted all the pertinent info required for registration. So what is needed to register? Click on the "Instructions" link above to find out more.

The KHAR studbook is divided into three divisions: Traditional, Appendix, and Partblood. Those horses in Traditional will have a "T" at the beginning of the registration number. Those horses in Appendix will have an "A" in their registration number, and those horses in Partblood will have a "P" in their registration number.

Recognized colors in the Traditional are: dun, grulla, red dun, bay and black. Any color or color pattern is allowed in the Appendix and Partblood division.

All horses except Part Blood will be inspected and must pass to be placed in the Traditional Division. During inspection, the horse will be evaluated for basic conformation faults. Each trait is weighted to determine how detrimental they are for basic riding conformation and for breed recognition (breed type) traits. It is extremely important to have excellent photographs of your horse so that an accurate and fair evaluation can be made.


Wild Kiger MustangsPhoto permission granted by BLM



To register your Kiger Mustang with Kiger Horse Association please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an application for registration. Click here for the registration forms or if you prefer, complete our on-line registration application by clicking here.
  2. Complete a DNA kit for your horse (or include a copy of your horse's DNA results if it has been DNA tested previously).
  3. Include copies of your horse's sire and dam DNA results if they are available.
  4. Include copies of BLM paperwork if horse is from the wild.
  5. Take photographs of your horse showing conformation and markings.
  6. Click here for information on the proper way to photograph your horse and sample photos click here.
  7. Send in your application with the appropriate fee.

What happens to my application and materials sent to you for registration?

When your application is received at the office of KHAR, your application will be reviewed for completeness. The DNA kit or copy of DNA results will be sent to our DNA analysis lab. The pictures that you have sent will be reviewed to ensure that the necessary positions are there and that the horse can be visually inspected from the available photos. If the application is incomplete or if the photos are of insufficient quality, you will be immediately notified with a request for additional information or photos. The KHAR will attempt to obtain the necessary information or photos twice and if unsuccessful, your material, less 50% fee, will be returned to you.

If your application is complete and photos are inspection ready, then your horse's photos will be presented to inspectors for evaluation. At least two inspectors will evaluate your horse for common conformation faults and breed specific faults.

If you have any questions, please contact us.