Elderly Cowboy Dedicates His Life To Protecting Wild Horses In America

Dayton O. Hyde is a cowboy and conservationist who is nicknamed “The Most Dangerous Man In Conservation” due to his sheer tenacity and willingness to fight anyone – including the United States government – in order to see his dream of opening a nature preserve to help conserve America’s population of wild mustangs. 

Hyde is a World War II veteran as well as a writer and a photographer whose photos have been featured in many prestigious publications, including one which was chosen as LIFE Magazine’s Picture of the Week back in the 1950s. These days, his primary concern is the management of the 11,000 acre sanctuary for wild horses in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


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