Krisean Performance Horses and our .... Kiger Mustangs
Kiger Mustangs…intelligent, beautiful, versatile athletes…are considered “living genetic treasures” that embody the very essence of what it means to be called a horse.
Krisean Performance Horses in partnership with Rod Giffels welcomed two Kiger Mustangs to our herd in 2010, Steens Angelina a 2001 Kiger Mustang mare that was captured from the wild Kiger herd as a 2 year old and Steens Aleta, Angelina's 2009 filly by Steens Vaquero. Angelina came to us in foal to Steens Vaquero and in June 2010 foaled an outstanding colt!
Introducing Steens El Tesoro ~ standing at stud for 2015, shipped semen available. Great cross for Arabian endurance mares!
Steens Angelina and Steens Aleta
She foaled a beautiful dun colt who immediately became "Scamp" after rolling under the fence twice! Everyone visiting the ranch has become enamored with the three Kigers. What regal, kind horses yet with a spirit all their own.
Steens El Tesoro... 2010 Kiger Mustang Colt ~
El Tesoro means "treasure" in Spanish and indeed what a treasure this colt has become. He carries the blood of two wild Kiger mustangs caught from the Steens Mountain reserve in south eastern Oregon. Tesoro, as he is known around the ranch, has one of the nicest lopes I have seen on such a young colt. Lead changes are effortless and a sliding stop usually ends a long run. The promise of size early on resulted in his mature size of 15.1 hands.
4 Months old below and moving VERY well!
Steens El Tesoro 2012 at 2 years.
And mature now at 5. And what a sweetheart of a temperament!
Sire of Steens Aleta and Steens El Tesoro
~ Steens Vaquero owned by Fournier Training in Bend, OR. ~
ABRA World Champion - Open Western Riding 2002
Wild Kiger Mustangs
The herd pictures below by Rod Giffels were taken on the The Kiger Horse Management Area (HMA) in southeastern OR.
Steens Angelina's 2014 half Arab colt ~ K Tiki Steen. Available for sale, see sales page for details.
Steens Aleta and
Steens El Tesoro (Scamp)