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American Quarter Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 15 hh, Dun Experince Quarter Horse Gelding Trail/ Ranch Work.Trail - Western allround - Gaited - Leisure
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Horses for sale in Oregon - find your dream horse

Oregon is a state where anything equine seems possible. Its lovely landscapes invite riders to explore them. If you love beauty, the great outdoors, and a touch of magic, this could be the place to find your dream horse among the horses for sale in Oregon. Set the country and radius filters to start searching on the ehorses website right away. Then, add other criteria, such as age, height, gender, and color. The most searched-for breeds and most bought horses in Oregon include Quarter Horses, gaited breeds, and Appaloosas, all of which can usually be found in the horses for sale in Oregon on the ehorses website.

Horses for sale in Oregon - find the perfect owner for your horse

Are you a breeder or private seller looking for the perfect owner for your horse? Then, ehorses opens up a world of opportunity to Oregon sellers. Simply follow the checklist for the best results.

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Horses in Oregon

The economic impact of the Oregon horse industry

Oregon’s horse population is around 168,000, making it a medium-density population within the USA’s overall statistics. Oregon’s magnificent landscapes offer many opportunities to equestrians, and all disciplines are popular here. No up-to-date statistics are available for the equine economic contribution to the state. However, all organizations agree that horses are important to Oregon’s economy and tourism in particular. Oregon is one of the most significant states in terms of free-roaming horses, with a population of 2,670 in the responsibility of the Bureau of Land Management.

The history of horses in Oregon

The horse-human connection in Oregon dates back thousands of years. Researchers discovered the remains of now-extinct horse species known as Equus conversidens in Paisley Caves in South-Central Oregon. This species, which is also called the Mexican horse, lived over 14,000 years ago. At this time, both humans and horses lived alongside one another on the North American continent. Horses were most likely viewed as meat, hide, and bone sources. When the Europeans reintroduced horses into the Americas, they were important in remote parts of the USA, such as Oregon. With few roads and no railways in the early days, riding horses were essential transport. The Nez Perce, or Nimíipuu people, were noted as great horse trainers and traders, and their spotted horses achieved fame for their outstanding endurance qualities. These were the foundation stock of the Appaloosa horse breed. During the winters, the Nimíipuu took their horses to Eastern Oregon. After the removal of the Nimíipuu during the wars of the 1870s, their beautiful horses were almost lost. In Oregon, a group of breeders worked together in the 1930s to restore this important breed. Now the Nimíipuu are once again engaged in breeding their iconic horses.

The most famous horses in Oregon

Oregon’s free-roaming horses

Oregon is one of the most important states for free-roaming horses and burros. It has 17 Herd Management Areas (HMAs) managed by the Bureau of Land Management. There is also one Wild Horse Territory co-managed by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. There are around 4,600 wild horses in the state and 49 burros. The Kiger mustang population, which lives mainly on Kiger Mountain and Riddle Mountain in Southeastern Oregon, is a genetically unique group. Their conformation and DNA indicate they are the descendants of Spanish horses brought to North America in the seventeenth century. They are frequently dun-colored and are some of the most popular horses in the BLM’s adoption program. There are several breed associations devoted to the Kiger Mustangs. The Kiger Mesteño Association was established in 1988 and is the biggest of these organizations.

The Oregon Wonder Horses

In the late nineteenth century, circuses, sideshows, and fairs were always on the look-out for unusual animals (and people) to present to the public. One group of animals that captured the public imagination were the “Oregon Wonder Horses,” large and imposing animals with manes and tails allegedly up to 17 feet long. A wonderful story was told of how these magnificent animals were descendants of a wild herd that roamed Oregon. However hard people tried to capture the charismatic long-maned stallion or his mares, no-one ever succeeded. In fact, the truth was rather more straightforward. The Wonder Horses that wowed the crowds and exchanged hands at phenomenal prices between the showmen were the descendants of a mixture of breeds. Clydesdales, Percherons, and Andalusians were most likely involved. One long-maned celebrity was Prince Imperial, a Percheron cross owned by Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew, the Emperor Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte III. His mane was said to be 14 ft 3 inches long at its longest. While alive, Prince Imperial drew American crowds and still gathers attention today as a taxidermized exhibit in Ohio. Prince Imperial’s success was the inspiration for other horses to go on show, including the mare Oregon Beauty, who was valued at $15,000. Other horses with incredibly long manes and tails also toured as “Oregon Wonder Horses,” including White Wings, Linus I, Linus II, and Marquis.

Basic Information about Oregon

The state of Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. The population is 4,237,256, and the capital is Salem. Oregon is an environmentally diverse state, with lush forests, arid areas, and mountains perfect for riding.