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Windcross Conservancy

Rating: 4.97 stars   59 reviews 2,319

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

404 Main Street PO Box 86 Buffalo Gap SD 57722 USA

Mission:

Historically the Spanish Mustang has helped build North America. We provide education on it's impact and background to the public. We also provide a place were we can house these horse on a preserve. Today there are more and more horses being lost and liquidated. We cannot save them all, but we can save some. We strive to match the integrity of the horses, the honor of our grandfathers, the truth of our grandmothers and the courage of the Old West.

Target demographics:

Spanish Mustang Preservation

Direct beneficiaries per year:

35 horses,provided volunteer student experiences to a dozen young persons

Geographic areas served:

South Dakota, North America,

Programs:

Educational volunteer/internships, public outreach events, school presentations, not to mention the Spanish Mustang Preserve in Buffalo Gap, SD 57722

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605-833-2336
www.windcrossconservancy.org

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Reviews for Windcross Conservancy

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Fantastic Visit! My wife and I visited the conservancy on the recommendation of the local KOA owner. We showed up on a Sunday at the end of the camping season with no advanced notice. We were greeted with a welcoming smile and a tour of the farm. We met all the horses and interacted with many of them. We learned quite a bit about the breed and we could see the love and dedication provided for them. We cannot wait for a return visit.
Bill and Deena

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I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope that you do get to come and visit us again. Lucia

Rating: 5 stars  

I took my son here last month and we both absolutely LOVED it! The staff was really friendly, their tours were very informative, and most of all my son was one happy little boy after our trip! I was a little worried about taking him around the animals at his age (3), but any reservations I had previously completely disappeared by the end of the tour. They ran a very safe, yet interactive tour. I was entirely pleased with my visit at windcross and will be returning!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We stopped here on July 20, 2015 and learned more than we expected to. The work being done here is inspirational. We were able to walk among the herd and get a hands-on experience with those horses willing to allow it. When our stables are renovated and we are ready to get horses, we would be pleased to be a part of the conservation of this original breed.

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I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope that you are able to become a part of the preservation of this breed in the future. We would welcome you!

Rating: 5 stars  

Last year I stayed three weeks at Windcross Conservancy helping out with the horses. The Roda's are a great family and everyday I saw and experienced their love and passion for their horses and their work. The horses themselves are great as well: I never met any horses that have such a great and different personality than those. They live in a really nice and big pasture where they can just be horses and they are so friendly to all the visitors. I hope you keep up doing what you're doing for a really long time!

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Rating: 5 stars  

great place to visit, be up close and in with spanish mustangs. get your questions answered.receive plenty of help and kindness etc

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Rating: 5 stars  

Enjoy going there every year. The horses are beautiful and well taken care of. The staff, including the volunteers, are knowledageable, gracious, and kind. This family has given their all for these horses. What an amazing experience!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lucy & her family put in long hours caring for these beautiful horses. Their love , dedication and sacrifice can be greatly admired. Also , they open the ranch to the public so that others may come and see these magnificent animals.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

We had a wonderful visit to Windcross. Our guides were very knowledgeable and informative. My daughter was in horse heaven!

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We love to share the horses, especially with young people. They are the future of horses in general and these horse in particular. :)

Rating: 5 stars  

My wife , daughter and I visited June 17th 2015. We had a great experience. It was very informative and awesome to get hands on with these beautiful horses. I wish we could have spent more time there. They are a veteran friendly establishment also. We, ( my family), all agree that it was a highlight of our vacation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I come to Windcross every May to help out. The knowledge and dedication of the family and the volunteers who come from all over the world is very impressive. You can see how happy the horses are at this place where they get such love and wonderful care. It is a place everyone should visit to appreciate. They cater to all ages.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Another two week vacation spent at Windcross. Can't say enough about this family and their dedication to these horses. A beautiful place and a beautiful life for these horses.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Windcross Conservancy does a wonderful job in it’s goal to preserve the Spanish Mustang horses. The opportunity Windcross gives interns from around the world to participate in this worthy cause is to be greatly admired. The informative tours they give the public give all who come to the ranch the opportunity to see first hand these amazing horses and how they are lovingly cared for as well as learn about their heritage. I hope many more will take advantage of the opportunity to see these beautiful horses up close.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

A very worthy NON-profit organization. Lucy and her family are lovingly dedicated to the preservation of these beautiful horses. They put in many long hours. I hope many people take the time to read all the reviews and get an idea just what Windcross is all about.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My best friend and I came with my service dog and they were willing to let us see the horses even though I had a service dog. This place is a stop above the rest and really showed that the Spanish Mustang is very much alive and well. I was very impressed with the staff and how knowledgable they were. If we are ever in Buffalo Gap again we will surely be checking this place out again. They have some great horses and they are eager as well to meet other people. The horses are used in therapy and education programs around South Dakota. It was a real treat coming to this non profit. We will be back!

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We hope that you are up this way again to see the new babies and spend some time here. Thank you for your visit!