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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Address: Hot Springs, SD
Phone Number: 800-252-6652
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This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and...

This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.

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I am a lover of horse and this place is wonderful. To take care of so many wild horses and give them to run like they want too. I take the 3 hour trip and it is worth the price... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I am a lover of horse and this place is wonderful. To take care of so many wild horses and give them to run like they want too. I take the 3 hour trip and it is worth the price as you can get out be near the horses you learn al about the land and the history. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Whether you like horses, history or scenery, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is the place to go. Support the rescue of unwanted horses, see the land of the Lakota Sioux people, movie set, carvings in the mountain from hundreds/thousands of years ago. Dedicated volunteers, that take the time to learn about the huge place and the history. Bring snacks for... More 

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have visited this site and taken the tour six times and each time see new horses and learn new facts about the Sanctuary. Visitors from all over the world have joined us on the tours to get a sense of the "old west". What always is a surprise to me is the excellent physical shape these horses are in.... More 

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3 Thank Donna A
Pickett, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This was my first visit to the Sanctuary and I definitely will go back. And I plan to do a yearly contribution to them. The horses are beautiful and well kept. The staff are friendly and full of information about the horses and the ranch. I had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited the sanctuary today because we like horses. We didn't know a lot about the wild mustangs until today, now we can actually say we love these horses, the history they represent and the reason behind Dayton's unwavering devotion to saving this magnificent animal. If your a horse lover or not will not matter when you visit the sanctuary.... More 

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2 Thank Wendy M
Morongo Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Here's the deal: I've seen wild horses in southern Utah's Horse Management Area - they truly are wild - shy - and - you need to exercise some care in approaching them. At the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, you will experiences horses in the wild, that have become accustomed to humans. This doesn't mean it's a petting zoo. Horses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

OK, to respond to some prior reviews, most of the horses are not truly wild, but they're more wild than tame. Our hosts were as pleasant and welcoming in person as they had been on the phone, and we soon set out on our three hour private Cross Country 4WD tour (Well worth the reasonable extra cost). We didn't see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

An unbelievable adventure!! We took the 2 hr tour of the Horse Sanctuary. Our guide was a true cowboy, with jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, hat and bandanna (it was 80 degrees). He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the sanctuary and the Indians who still have sacred ceremonies within the sanctuary. As for the horses, they were magnificent!... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We didn't even have this on our radar - saw the sign while in Hot Springs. What an amazing place! Well worth a visit whether you are a horse enthusiast or not. So awesome to see the Mustangs running free as they should. We took the 2-hour tour and our guide, George, was fantastic - took us right into the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A tour of this Sanctuary will show you the devotion they have to their horses and the project. It is amazing and the property is absolutely beautiful. This is definitely a photographic opportunity. Take the time to drive down and check it out.

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