Welcome to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary These are horses nobody wanted. As if they have no value because they are too little, too big or too plain. To us they are beautiful beyond words – their quick, wary ways, their tangled manes excite our senses. Born wild, many were hunted and trapped and nearly forgotten in a faraway stockyard. It broke our hearts to see them there. So we created a home – a sanctuary for them. We set them free. We had to.
Jada..... this is her sad story..........the good news is....WE SET HER FREE.
Sanctuary Update October 8, 2012 Newest Arrival to the Sanctuary Jada arrived Friday Oct 5, 2012. Jada was gathered from Frisco, Utah as a weanling in 2000. The next years of her life she was passed from place to place. She was found wandering along the road in Dover, Tennessee 2008. Threatened to be shot by the local sheriff she was rescued by Laura Alexander and her mother, who founded Lost But Loved Rescue in Murray Kentucky. The angels were watching out for Jada and saved her life once again. Her journey took her to a permanent home at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota. Thanks to Laura and George for helping Jada find a new home. And thank you Laura Alexander for sending us your video!
If Jada's story touches your heart, she is one of the thousands of mustangs waiting to be rescued everyday. As the Sanctuary makes room for as many of the Wild Horses In Peril as we can, please help give these mustangs freedom once again! – Susan Watt, Program Director.
“The close bond of friendship often comes from beings sharing and surviving a traumatic experience”. This is the case with Brownie and Jewel, two BLM mustang mares born to family bands in different areas of the United States. Fate brought these mares together at Duchess Sanctuary after they both had survived helicopter round ups and were facing an uncertain future. I often look up from my computer screen to see a flash of dark brown and a lovely buckskin race by my window. Since these two mares arrived at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary this fall, they have been racing around like two kindergarten girls chasing a butterfly. The joy of being free and having your best friend with you makes their hearts happy and just walking is not possible. Racing with the wind is the only gait they know.
Follow this link to read their story from Celine Myers who rescued the mares and arranged for them to come to South Dakota for a permanent home of freedom. Brownie and Jewel
Giving the Gift of Life Save Lives Offer Hope Grant Freedom
Through the efforts of kind and caring individuals, over forty wild horses found a new home this year at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. All these mustangs were facing uncertain lives, most were on their way to the Slaughter Plants in Canada or Mexico. One by one the new mustangs are finding their way out to the join the other mustangs at the Sanctuary. Your financial gift today is crucial in helping to provide the necessary funds to purchase enough hay to last the winter.
Please give the gift of life now to the wild horses. Thank you.