Friend A Spanish Mustang

Please select your mustang friend. Thank you for your contribution. Download our Sponsorship Flyer!

Spanish Mustang Herd

Welcome to this new and exciting Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills preservation project, managed by the Institute of Range and the American Mustang (IRAM) at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary (BHWHS) in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Nearly fifty of our over five hundred mustangs at the sanctuary, in our special Spanish herds, represent primitive remnants from rare bloodlines of the Golden Age of Spain and the Old World Iberian Peninsula. We are now expanding our wild horse sponsorship program to include our historic Spanish type horses. The purpose of this project is to preserve, promote, and educate the public about rare Spanish and Portuguese equine bloodlines still found in today's American mustangs. Check out our Rare Spanish, Sulphur, Kiger, and Sorraia Mustangs sponsor horses and the new books about Spanish Mustangs! Visit our Spanish Mustang Spirit page to learn more about these rare treasures.

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Office  605-745-5955

after hours 605-745-7494

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Melinda Kersten


Susan Watt

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Karla LaRive



Josefina is a lovely dark bay mare with just a few white hairs under her long black forelock. Josefina was a yearling when she came to the sanctuary in 2005 with her mother, Martita, from the BLM Herd Management Area in Oregon. Friendly and outgoing, she is just the opposite of her mother as she has never had to experience the trauma of a wild horse round-up. She is always the first one to greet the tourists as they come to take her photo; she truly is a blessing!