Kaimanawa Wild Horse musters are usually held in April of each year with an annual target removal rate of around 150 horses.
We encourage people who have always wanted to own a kaimanawa horse from the muster to start working toward their application early. If you need to prepare yards, create paddocks or build a loading ramp, by starting now you can save a whole lot of heartache closer to the muster because things just weren’t ready in time. Applications for horses from the muster close on April 1st to allow time for homes to be assessed prior to the muster.
If you would like to have your property assessed for suitability or would appreciate a visit from your local rep to discuss what you would need to do to apply, then please contact us. We have Area Reps all over the country who will work with you to ensure your property is ready.
For those not confident to gentle a wild horse on their own we have a number of registered handlers that you can contact for help if you would still like to participate in the journey of owning a kaimanawa horse from the muster.
If you are interested in applying for a kaimanawa horse from the muster then we encourage you to prepare early and know the requirements for ownership. Please read through the information below and contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help in any way we can to ensure a successful outcome for all horses.
The aerial headcount is usually held around mid-February which determines how many horses we will need to find homes for following the muster. Members of the public are unable to attend the musters due to safety considerations for the horses and people in attendance.
Click HERE to check out some of the success stories shared by people who have received horses from previous musters. You can also join our groups on Facebook to see why people love their kaimanawa horses.
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