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Spring is Sprung!

Matching funds grant awarded to Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary!

We've qualified for a matching funds grant to install an irrigation system on 400 acres of land!  This will improve grazing and hay production both of which helps feed the wild horses!  Can you make a donation to help us reach this goal??  

Enhancing the natural water resources by modernizing the 140 year old irrigation system and expanding to cover 400 acres! The increased grazing land and improved hay fields will make feeding the wild horses less expensive while reducing our dependance on outside sources. 

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Join The Herd

Make a Mustang Friend. Donate directly to the care of  your special mustang friend. Your support will provide horse cake, hay, salt, mineral and veterinary care. 


100% of the Sanctuary's funding comes from the friends of the wild horses. Your gift goes directly to the care of the mustangs. 

Lovely photo by George Wilson of a herd of wild horses running free. 



The Institute of Range and the American Mustang (IRAM) was founded by Dayton O. Hyde in 1988 and is a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation registered in the state of South Dakota. IRAM owns thousands of acres of privately landed dedicated to the wild horses. 


The Federal tax number is 46-0401462.

IRAM's finest gift is the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary whose purpose is to provide a forever home for unadoptable wild horses. 

You can sponsor Cassidy in the curly horse herd!  Her warm brown eyes invite you to come over and say hello!


You will feel them before you hear them

You will hear them before you see them.


There on the horizon, stretch the sources of the thunder. Neither men nor machines nor the timeless rumblings of a prairie storm.


They are the wild mustangs, and they are home at last!

Sanctuary Founder Dayton O. Hyde
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