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12163 Highland Rd.
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Tel: 605-745-5955



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Wild Horse Sanctuary

Spanish Mustang /
Spirit of the Black Hills


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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary


...where as far as the eye can see, miles and miles to the horizon, you can view America as it was 300 years ago. Imagine a place, long revered by the American Indians, where the Cheyenne River flows in all four directions and eagles’ shadows sweep rocky canyon walls, a place where wild horses run free across endless prairies, hooves striking thunder, manes and tails flying in the wind.

Imagine a crowded, bone-bare feed lot packed with captured mustangs, some too weak to stand. Listless, dejected, some have lost the will to live. Spirits broken, unwanted, either too old, too ugly, or too independent to qualify for the adoption program.

Now Imagine... Oregon rancher, naturalist, and author, with the heart, the will, the sense of duty, and the desire to save these animals, and you have Dayton O. Hyde. In 1988, Dayton Hyde raised, by the skin of his teeth, enough money for a down payment on a sanctuary near Hot Springs, South Dakota, and convinced the Bureau of Land Management to send him its unadoptable wild horses.


...that dream is a reality. And we invite you to experience the dream... 100's of wild horses enjoying their grassland home of rocky canyons, wind swept prairies, and dark pine forests along with coyotes, cougar, white-tail and mule deer, elk, wild turkeys, eagles and falcons. All nurtured by the dream of a man of vision, and the freedom he gave them. And kept alive by wild horse supporters from all over the world. IMAGINE.....


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