Friend A Curly Mustang

Please select your mustang friend. Thank you for your contribution.

Meet our Curly Horse Herd!

Located in front of the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Visitor’s Center are the cutest, curliest, charming and colorful mustang greeters that you might ever meet! The four Curly horses' official job is to welcome visitors. Each of the members of this small herd of Curlys has origin in different parts of American History.


The Native Americans considered the Curlys to be special mounts for Medicine Men and Chief. Artwork from the Battle of the Little Big Horn shows warriors riding Curly Mustangs in the battle. Join us in celebration of this unique, friendly little horse whose beautiful curls and gentle ways will win your heart. Help us to support and promote this special mustang breed.


The Curly Mustangs here at the Sanctuary all came here to live and help to teach others about their place in History.

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Questions?   Call the Office!

Monday - Friday:    9 am - 5 pm MTN



Susan Watt, Executive Director

605-745-7494 - direct line                 i​ram@gwtc.net

Melinda Kersten                              wildhorses@gwtc.net

Kelly Jennison                                 freetorun@gwtc.net

Offices are CLOSED Saturday-Sunday

In keeping with our mission to preserve and protect this land to provide a haven of hope for America's wild horses, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is private property and CLOSED to the public.    

Thank you for supporting the horses with your donations and purchases through our online gift shop!

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Catalpa is a grulla (grey) Kiger Mustang mare and came to us from Canada. She is the oldest member of the curly herd. "Cat" is delicate and feminine with a kind and sweet nature. Her coat is soft with grulla and black curls. The black stockings on her leg have tiny little stripes that are typical of her primitive coloring. Her mane and tail are dark and the tips of her ears are dark and lined in black. Her eyes are soft dark brown and are full of love when you ask her to come over for a hug.