Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
35 Years of Wild Horse Freedom
Snowfall and Bronze Warrior
Adobe Town Appy's
They were rounded up by the BLM and reunited their herd at their new Forever Home here at Sanctuary in 2015.
Read about their lives in the book Galloping to Freedom by Carol Walker available in our Gift Shop on line.
The Institute of Range and the American Mustang founded by Dayton O. Hyde in 1988 is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation registed in the state of South Dakota. The Institute's Federal Tax Number is 46-0401462.
Iram owns owns 11,000 acres of private land dedicated to range preservation and a balanced ecosystem. IRAM's finest gift is The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, whose purpose is to provide not only freedom for unadaptable wild horses but also a research area dedicated to solving the problems of wild horse herd management that will contribute to the well-being of wild horses everywhere.
Photo by K.R. LaRive
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The Sanctuary's Mustang Donation Program allows you to donate directly to the care of a wild horse. Your support will provide your mustang with horse cake, hay, salt, mineral and veterinary care.
100% of the Sanctuary’s funding comes from donations from individuals and private foundations. Your gift goes directly to the care of the mustangs.
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Two Adobe Town Mares from a 2014 BLM Round up. Came to their Forever Home at the Sanctuary in 2015.
Visiting the Sanctuary in 2023
We are booked for the 2023 season, Thank you.
Daily Monday thru Friday you are welcome to come to our Gift Shop and purchase gift items to support our mustangs. Our Gift Shop is open from 9-4 please call 605-745-5955 before you come. We are often out feeding horses and are not available. Thank you for your friendship and support of the beautiful wild horses!
Due to a change in our program and Covid we no longer accept volunteers or rent out our cabins.
The Institute of Range and the American Mustang (IRAM) was created in 1987 to provide a permanent private home for America's unwanted wild horses. The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is the primary program of IRAM focused on the preservation of endangered wild horse bloodlines of the resident mustang bands. This includes the Spanish, Choctaw Indian, Curly and American Mustangs.