Welcome to the Real American West!
Located on 680 acres in the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, ISPMB is dedicated to the rare blend of land preservation, wild horse conservation, and the protection of Native American heritage. National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Stephen Spielberg’s film crew, and the Associated Press have all recognized the historical significance of this effort, and made repeated visits to photograph our horses and the beautiful landscape on which they live.
Come as a photographer, a nature lover, or a researcher of ancient American horses. Surrounded by the sweet scent of prairie grass, your personal tour guides will give you detailed information about the preservation of these unique wild horses, the interweaving of the Lakota culture with the horse, and the geologic formations and pre-historic fossils found in this lush old sea bed. Tours are led by wild horse historians, behavioral experts, and local Lakota guides. We also offer the opportunity to observe and use horse whisperer techniques in the training arena. Enjoy your tour via four-wheel vehicles or horse-drawn wagon.
Tours run from May 15 through October 15, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are located on the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation. Take scenic Highway 212 East, just 2.5 hour northeast of Rapid City, South Dakota.
One Hour Introductory Tour
Enjoy interactive tours of the wild horse range with a wild horse historical and behavioral expert as your guide. Feel the rumbling of the ground as you view a rare and unique herd of galloping wild horses, whose ancestry dates back to 500 years. See the splendor of the scenic Great Plains. Tours begin on the hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. $35/person – cost includes tip and taxes. Children 6 and under are free. Reservations preferred.
Half Day Tour
This tour includes the one-hour tour, as well as a four-wheel trek across the beautiful Great Plains. You will have a great photographic opportunity to take up-close shots of a larger herd of colorful wild horses. Explore the land, seeking out fossil laden rocks with a break to enjoy refreshments. Tours begin at 8 a.m. $75/person – cost includes tip and taxes. Children 6 and under are free. Reservations preferred.
Full Day Tour
This includes the half-day tour, except you will travel by horse-drawn wagon (when available) instead of the four-wheel drive vehicles. Your Lakota tour guide who will take you back in time on a journey through history. Enjoy lunch overlooking wild turkeys, prairie dogs and deer. Tours begin at 8 a.m. $150/person – cost includes tip and taxes. Children 6 and under are free. Reservations preferred.
For more details, contact Karen Sussman:
PO Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636-0055
*We can provide you with transparencies for inclusion with your brochures, and any other supporting information you might need. We arrange tours from one hour to two days in length, and are happy to tailor them for your clients interests.
Native Healing Center Project
Tourism is an integral and vital aspect to the success of the ISPMB. We are dedicated toward strengthening our tourism program through the creation of “The Native American and Native Horse Human-Animal Healing Center”, a non-profit center designed to help heal both Native people and animals. Native American children are the newest generation of a culture whose roots, identity, and language are on the edge of extinction, due to the rising crises of unemployment and alcoholism in the Native community. The Center will collaborate with our hundreds of rescued wild mustangs to provide rehabilitation and animal-assisted therapy both to the Native people and the animals themselves. All projects will be temporarily held on the President of ISPMB’s private 680-acre ranch, until enough funds are raised to purchase the wild horses’ permanent ranch. Here, in keeping with our motto of conservation and sustainability, a green center will be built to promote tourism, respect for the land and its cultures, and education of the Native people.
Read more about the Healing Center Project
PO Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636-0055