American Indian Horse

The Indian Horse of Today
Breeds and Registries


Spanish Mustang Registry (SMR)

     The Mustang on the brink of extinction in the early part of the last century, their salvation can be attributed primarily to Robert E. Brislawn of Oshoto, Wyoming, who founded the Spanish Mustang Registry, Inc. in 1957.


Spanish Barb Breeders Association (SBBA)

     The Spanish Barb Breeders Association, is dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the Spanish Barb Horse. The Barb Horse of Colonial Spain was exceptional because it was coveted and sought after to improve other breeds throughout Europe. It survived sailing to the New World and adapted to a vastly different and often hostile environment. It was upon this horse's back that the Americas were settled.


Southwest Spanish Mustang Association (SSMA)

     The Southwest Spanish Mustang Association, Incorporated, was formed with nine breeder' best bloodlines. The registry is based on bloodlines and performance by riding. Emphasis in on riding which is the only way to prove that the Mustang has the stamina and endurance today that they had in the 1800's. Two annual trail rides are held at Medicine Spring Ranch, which is the modern day proving ground. We invite all dedicated Mustangs admirers to join the SSMA.


Desert Duns Horse Association

     Primitive Striped Zebra Dun Horses, have markings that are known as DUN FACTORS. A Dun Factor horse is different than a Dun Colored horse. These markings are darker than the body color and most often the same color as the mane and tail. The most common dun factor marking is the dorsal stripe. The dorsal stripe usually runs from the base of the mane to the base of the tail along the spine. Dark leg stripes up to the knee, ears are pointed with a dark rim, neck and shoulder stripes (barring), facial cob webbing, chest bars, fishbone marks along the dorsal, dark "eye liner" encircles the eyes, hooves are thick-walled, and extremely tough. The base color of the mane of the horse must be darker for the horse to be considered a true dun. These strong primitive Dun Factor markings have earned these horses the nickname "Zebra Duns".


American Buckskin Registry Association

     "Buckskins Are Better!" might best describe this breed, long known for endurance, stamina, versatility, disposition and beautiful color.
     The American Buckskin Registry Association, Inc. has been an exceptional example of enthusiasm and cooperation for the common goal: the promotion of the Buckskin horse.


American Sulphur Horse Association (ASHA)

     The American Sulphur Horse Association was formed in 2003 to protect, promote, preserve, and educate about the rare and beautiful Spanish American or Iberian American Sulphur Horse. The Association was formed when it was noted among many Sulphur horse enthusiast that there was no real registry that was around to preserve the true Spanish American Sulphur Horse.


Sulphur Horse Registry (SHR)

     Our goals are to "protect, preserve, promote, perpetuate and enhance the wild herd inhabiting the Sulphur Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah and to encourage and promote the establishment of captive herds of Sulphur Horses for the purposes of preserving the gene pool as found in the wild."


SulphurSprings Horse Registry (SSHR)

     Our mission is to Promote and Preserve All Sulphur Springs Horses and their Offspring and to try to help maintain the horses in the wild on the BLM Sulphur Springs Herd Management Area


Sorraia Mustang Studbook

     The Sorraia Mustang Studbook (SMS) has been established to record available data of all Sorraia-type mustangs, keep track of these horses, and encourage selective breeding for this type, as a means to help preserve the subspecies.


American Indian Horse Registry

     The AIHR was established in 1961 for the purpose of collecting, recording and preserving the pedigrees of American Indian Horses. The Registry is currently housed at Rancho San Francisco near Lockhart, Texas together with a collection of Western and Indian Americana and a library pertaining to the history of the American Indian Horse.


Horse of the Americas

     Please join us in the celebration of America's First True Horse, the Colonial Spanish Horse. HOA is a unified registry open to Original Indian Horses, Barbs, Spanish Barbs & Spanish Mustangs.


Mustang Performance Horse Registry

     To enrich the lives of people through the interaction of their mustang, mustang cross or burro via healthy and fun activities.
     To broaden the view of the abilities of the American mustang or burro by encouraging owners to participate in the same activities as domestic animals.
     To foster the healthy and productive lives of the horses or burros removed from the wild.
     To foster communication, sponsor awards and provide a method of tracking accomplishments for mustangs and their owners.


Appaloosa Horse

     The Appaloosa’s colorful ancestry can be traced back to the earliest recorded time, but it is in the American melting pot that the spotted horse established itself as a true breed. The Nez Perce Indians of the inland Northwest deserve much of the credit for the Appaloosa horses we have today. As the only Native Americans known to selectively breed their horses, the Nez Perce desired only the strongest, fastest and most sure-footed of mounts.


Florida Cracker Horse Association

     The Florida Cracker Horse Association was organized in 1989, with its first task of the search for the remnants herds of Cracker Horses.


BLM Mustang

     The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Program.  BLM Adopt-a Horse Facility.  New Wild Horse and Burro Authority SalesSave the Mustangs!  Pauls Valley, Oklahoma Adoption Facility Photos.


American Mustang and Burro Association, Inc. (AMBA)

     Dedicated to the protection and preservation of America's wild equine, service to adopters and to public and adopter education.


Steens Mountain Kiger Registry

     The Steens Mountain Kiger Registry was established in 1993 to catalogue, promote, and preserve the Kiger Mustangs and their ranch-raised descendants. SMKR limits registration to horses whose origins can be traced to Kiger/Riddle Herd Management Areas.


Kiger Mesteño Association

     The Kiger Mesteño Association was founded in July 1988 to protect and preserve these remaining wild mustangs and their counterpart in captivity. A registry and standard of perfection have been established for Kiger and half-Kiger horses.

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