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!

Cedar Mountain: 228 Utah wild horses released as roundup ends

February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Cedar Mountain: 228 Utah wild horses released as roundup ends

 

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management ended its helicopter roundup at the Cedar Mountain Horse Management Area in Utah with the release of 228 wild horses back onto their home range.

The wild horses, ages 6-older,

Cedar Mountain: Weather forces BLM to end Utah roundup sooner than planned

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Cedar Mountain: Weather forces BLM to end Utah roundup sooner than planned

 

Faced with high winds and a forecast calling for snow, the Bureau of Land Management has ended early the helicopter drive trapping of wild horses at Cedar Mountain Horse Management Area in Utah. The roundup had been scheduled

Cedar Mountain: 51 Utah wild horses captured, Feb. 20, 2017

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Cedar Mountain: 51 Utah wild horses captured, Feb. 20, 2017

 

Fifty-one wild horses were captured on Sunday during the Bureau of Land Management’s ongoing helicopter roundup at the Cedar Mountain Horse Management Area in Utah.

That brings the total trapped to 534 since Feb. 11. Two horses

Cedar Mountain: High winds pause Utah helicopter roundup, Feb. 19, 2017

February 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Cedar Mountain: High winds pause Utah helicopter roundup, Feb. 19, 2017

 

Update: RTF has received several questions about what happened to a pinto mare and foal photographed while being captured on Thursday. The pair remain separated. The mare is in temporary holding and will be released after being