As you make your 2021 travel plans, please remember
the Sanctuary is not open to the public
and does not offer tours or accommodations.
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The Legacy in Action
Dayton O. Hyde's promise of freedom to America's Wild Horses is a promise we have kept here at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary since 1988.
A promise we keep to Mustangs like these, who were rounded up in Gila Bend, AZ several years ago and bounced around from rescue group to rescue group.
That all changed for them in the late summer and autumn of 2020. Now these Gila Bend horses can say they're finally home.
Yes, Dayton's promise of freedom to America's Wild Horses is a promise we keep here at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, a promise we can keep thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors like you.
Video (c) 2020 IRAM/Betsy Savage
We must never forget the beauty and importance of our wild horses and their right to run wild and free.
– Dayton O. Hyde (1925-2018), All the Wild Horses
Help the Legacy live on today.
The Institute of Range and the American Mustang (IRAM) was created in 1987 as a nonprofit organization 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.