Advocacy

The American Wild Horse is a symbol of freedom and power and has woven himself into the very fabric of what is America. However, as a nation, we have done little to extend either stewardship or respect for these noble animals. Instead, we have herded them, broken them, abused them, and slaughtered them. And now, without swift action, we are at risk of losing them forever.

Although the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act was intended to protect our Wild Horses, it has been weakened throughout the years by policy changes, leaving our wild horses unprotected. A continued and aggressive wild horse removal policy has resulted in more wild horses now living in captivity than that which remain in the wild.

The only hope for America’s wild horses is the American people. Return to Freedom advocates for solutions to protect and preserve our wild horses and their habitat. We invite you to join us in protecting wild horses and securing their rightful home on America’s western landscape.

What can you do to help?

Lots of times, young people in school feel there is little they can do to help causes that they believe in. But you know what? Wild Horse Annie proved how much young people could do to help wild horses. And, there are things you can do that would really help Return to Freedom.

Currently we have more than 350 horses at our Sanctuary. And we have to make sure they are all fed and cared for. Also, in order to save even more horses, we need more land.

Please consider how you, your class or youth group can sponsor a horse that lives here. Your help could mean so much!

Together again: Galahad, Hope released at 2,000-acre satellite sanctuary

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Together again: Galahad, Hope released at 2,000-acre satellite sanctuary

 

 

Read the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s story about the release and see its video of the release.

 

Return to Freedom on Wednesday celebrated the release of Galahad and his reunited family band onto RTF’s 2,000-acre satellite

Zinke orders BLM ‘back to the drawing board’ on land use, NEPA

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Zinke orders BLM ‘back to the drawing board’ on land use, NEPA

 

As published by E&E News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has directed the Bureau of Land Management to “identify and implement” revisions to the agency’s land-use planning and environmental review processes just weeks after Congress killed an

Happy Easter from Return to Freedom!

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Happy Easter from Return to Freedom!

 

 

Sometimes, spring arrives on thin, wobbly legs.

Just a few weeks ago, 112 Gila horses traveled to Nevada after enduring severe weather for months straight in South Dakota.

Pregnant mares, weanlings and almost 50 stallions arrived to

Animal communication clinic set for June 25

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Animal communication clinic set for June 25

 

Reiki master / teacher Cindy Rackley will lead an animal communication class and wild horse walk on June 25 at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary.

This class will show you how you receive your