We conserve Spanish Mustang through outreach, restoration, and research.

Once there were many, now there are few. Windcross Conservancy's mission is to preserve and protect the endangered Spanish Mustang. Founded in 2008 we are a South Dakota 501c3. Join us in celebrating America's Heritage Horses. The first Mustang. We aren’t fancy, neither are our horses. They are as tough as they come. They’ve had to be. They have been cross-bred, killed and canned to the point of extinction. We see the preserve at Windcross as a last stand, an ark if you will, for some of the finest and rarest remaining genetics within the breed. Gathered from foundation breeders who saw the Windcross mission, these horses represent a page of the past. A hoofprint of the first one hundred horses ever documented of the breed.

So if you are looking for a bus ride around for a few hours, well we can give you directions to a nice place down the road a piece. If you want an experience of a lifetime. A literal walk in time, amongst the first horse of North America, then we are your place. You will get your hands dirty, you will smell the horses. Thats what you will get from us.



We are a genetic ark for some of the best of the Spanish Mustang breed.

Not a rescue. Not a sanctuary.

A preserve for a piece of America’s history.


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Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.

We are not a federally-funded organization.