Jess Oldham, Custodian of the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary

Picture the quintessential American West, characterized by its rugged landscapes and the majestic horses that once served as companions to the region’s pioneers. Today, these wild horses find a steadfast ally in the form of the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary, diligently overseen by Jess Oldham and his family.

“We simply provide them with the expanse to be themselves,” he says. “Yet, in doing so, we inadvertently foster the well-being of the entire ecosystem.”

In the heart of Wyoming’s untamed beauty lies a sanctuary for the wild, where vulnerability meets refuge. Jess and his family are the custodians of the Sanctuary, a haven ensuring that Wyoming’s wild horses not only have ample space but also the freedom to roam unrestricted. Venture to the sanctuary, witness the harmony, meet the Oldhams and delve into the stories of the horses it embraces.

Jess Oldham and his family are the custodians of the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary, a haven for the horses to roam and thrive. Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Office of Tourism

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