Mustangs 4 Us
There ARE wild horses in the Central States
But they aren't covered under the 1971 Wild Horse & Burro Protection Act, and are not managed by either BLM or USFS.
In the late 1700's and early 1800's wild horses were so plentiful in this region that many old maps simply says "Wild Horses" over the entire area. By now they are mostly gone, but there are still small pockets of wild horses here and there, mostly on private or State-controlled lands. Theodore Roosevelt National Park has a small "demonstration herd" of Nokota wild horses.
Missouri Wild Horse League(FB) and
Missouri's Wild Horses (website)
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is a private horse sanctuary created by Dayton Hyde to provide a home for wild horses deemed unadoptable by BLM. The sanctuary depends largely on eco-tourism for income, and is a popular tourist destination.
TRNP Website - wild horses page Theodore Roosevelt National Park
NDBH is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that promotes, advocates for, and registers horses removed from the park. Under the agreement, NDBH will develop a program to identify willing recipients who can provide long-term homes for the horses. Through direct sale, sealed bid, or auction, NDBH will assist park management in transferring horses to private owners. Proceeds will be used solely for covering costs incurred by NDBH and the park for the placement of animals. The agreement can be renewed after five years and does not preclude the concurrent development of other partnerships.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the North Dakota Badlands Horse
Registry (NDBH) have signed a partnership agreement to facilitate
transfer of excess feral horses from park lands in the South Unit to
private ownership. The park maintains horses as an “historic
demonstration herd” for visitor enjoyment, but these horses must be
actively managed to avoid overgrazing and resource damage.