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About the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Institute of Range and the American Mustang Goals and Purpose:


Preserving the land to offer a Forever Home for America's unwanted wild horses since 1988.

The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary was created as a nonprofit organization to provide and maintain a permanent private home for America's unwanted wild horses. IRAM's goal of saving the American Wild Mustang also includes the preservation of endangered wild horse bloodlines of the resident mustang bands. This includes the Spanish, Choctaw Indian, Curly and American Mustangs.

No state or federal funds are received by the organization.  All efforts to maintain the Sanctuary land and provide the best possible life of freedom for the horses are funded through the generosity of donors!

If you wish to support our efforts, please do so with your donations of land, vehicles, or leaving a Bequest in your will. Your donations, sponsorships or gift shop purchases are greatly appreciated. The Sanctuary is open for private tours and shopping in our Gift Shop. Thank You!


Giving Credit Where Credit is Due...​​
Photos used on our website at different times are by: Heather Oliver Photgraphy, Mike Wolforth Photography, George Wilson Photography, Alvis Upitis, Tom Wiewandt, Susan Watt, Melinda Kersten, Karla LaRive, Kelly Jennison, Krista K. Knapp and many other members of the IRAM and Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Staff.

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