Due to COVID-19 the muster has been postponed.

We are still accepting applications as these horses will need homes as soon as we can muster them.
If you would like to support us in the meantime, please consider donating to the horses currently in our care. Thank you for your support!

kaimanawa heritage horses are looking for homes

A select few of New Zealand’s wild horses are being re-homed this year so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. 

Kaimanawa horses are a rare breed, exclusively roaming New Zealand’s Kaimanawa Ranges with no human contact. 
Only 300 exist in the wild and ownership is an incredible privilege.

Now is your chance to make a friend of a lifetime.
Applications now open

WHY A KAIMANAWA HORSE

“He’s cheeky. He’s snuggly. He’s a piggy. He’s not like any other horse I’ve met, which is definitely a theme amongst Kai owners.” 
— Abby

Now is your chance to make a friend of a lifetime.
Applications now open


Kaimanawa horses are a very adaptable breed. 

Once you have their trust, they can be relied on for almost any type of horse activity. Kaimanawas are:

  • Successful competitors at showjumping, eventing, and other competitions.
  • Great quiet and reliable ponies for children 
  • Fantastic paddock mates.
No matter the kind of horsey activity you like doing,
Kaimanawas are the perfect companion.

WHY WE NEED TO RE-HOME

Now is your chance to make a friend of a lifetime.
Applications now open


Wild Kaimanawa horses live in a 
delicate balance with nature.

To ensure a sustainable ecosystem the wild herd must remain at approximately 300 horses. 
An annual muster ensures the herd numbers stay consistent and ensures horses are able to live in harmony with their environment.
This year 111 horses need to be mustered and moved to new homes.

The muster is conducted with horse well-being in mind, with oversight by vets and the Department of Conservation, and gives you the opportunity to be part of the life of one of these unique creatures.