Call Toll Free:
Wild Horses 2013
To run free on the open range is the natural way of the horse. With photographs by Rita and Charles Summers, Wild Horses celebrates that freedom. It also reminds us of the need to preserve open range for horses. Sales of this calendar benefit the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, where more than 10,000 acres have been set aside to protect unadoptable wild mustangs and allow them to run free!
14 x 22 inches, open
Imagine a place 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 canon walls, a place where wild horses run free across endless prairies, hooves striking thunder, manes and tails flying in the wind. Then imagine a crowded, bone-bare feedlot packed with captured mustangs, some too weak to stand. Listless, dejected, some have lost the will to live. Spirits broken, unwanted, too old, too ugly, or too independent to qualify for the adoption program.
Now imagine an 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.
Today that dream is a reality. Come to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, experience the dream, visit this grassland home of rocky canyons, windswept prairies, and dark pine forests, a home the horses share with coyotes, cougars, white-tail and mule deer, elk, wild turkeys, eagles, and falcons. A home where hundreds of wild horses not only live but flourish, nurtured by the dream of a man of vision and the freedom he gave them. You too can be a part of that dream. Your participation in the planned giving program can keep these wild horses running free. The Sanctuary has restored the wild horses that make their home there to a tradition of more than 10,000 years of horse freedom. Thank you!
Perhaps you are one of those who have already helped to support the wild horses by purchasing this beautiful Tide-mark Wild Horses calendar. We would like to thank you. Come and take pride in what you have become a part of. Enjoy the herds of sleek, healthy mustangs running amidst wild flowers blooming in profusion and the sky that goes on forever.
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary