Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
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Once last year I heard the thunder of a hundred hooves, saw summer dust billowing above the pines as wild horses raced each other for first place at the water hole along the Cheyenne River. I watched them from a grove of giant cottonwoods and was glad for their freedom here on the sanctuary.
For an instant, however, I froze. Prairie Lark, who usually led them was not to be seen. Fearing the worst, I hurried up the ridge looking for the old blue roan mare who had been one of my favorites.
Suddenly, I saw movement-the flick of a horse’s tail against a pester of flies. Prairie Lark stood in the shade of a giant juniper, and stretched out at her feet was a lovely black and white foal, It was my first glimpse of the pretty filly we now call Prairie Lonesome. The old mare nudged the baby to its feet and with wobbly uncertain legs it chased after its mother. Prairie Lonesome is now a yearling and is one of the handful of horses we designate as sponsorship horses.
Sponsor Prairie Lonesome $60.00or
Renew Sponsorship of Prairie Lonesome $40.00
Become a Winter Friend of Prairie Lonesome $100