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Press Release: Silence on Trump-Zinke Budget Plan Could Doom Wild Horses


Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation on Wednesday urged supporters of America’s iconic wild horses and burros to speak out on their behalf, and for Congress to stand against a presidential budget proposal that threatens the lives of tens of thousands of horses.

“Now is the time for our representatives to ask tough questions and demand

June 21st, 2017|

New Mexico’s homeless horses: Historic legacy or persistent nuisance?


As published by Albuquerque Journal

For all the fuss about “wild” horses, all the money tied up in snarling lawsuits over their place – or lack of one – in the environment, the creatures roaming in pockets across New Mexico endure.
 For some, the fact that unowned horses remain on federal, state and other land across the state

June 12th, 2017|

Salinas to lead natural horsemanship clinic Aug. 4-6 at RTF sanctuaries

Horse trainer and clinician Linda Salinas calls it the “ah-ha moment,” when a client’s preconceptions and preoccupations are lifted away, like a veil, and human and horse begin working in harmony.

“When you’re so present, it naturally unfolds,” Salinas says. “The more present we are, the more open we are. When I see my client have

June 12th, 2017|

94 NV wild horses captured, one dead as BLM ends ’emergency’ roundup


The Bureau of Land Management this week ended an “emergency” roundup on the Antelope Valley Herd Management Area, located on private land about 40 miles southwest of Wendover, NV.

The agency transported 45 captured studs, 34 mares and 15 foals to Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral in Fallon, NV. BLM said that a 13-year-old bay mare was

June 10th, 2017|

Press release: Trump-Zinke budget imperils thousands of wild horses


Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation today called on Congress to reject provisions in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal that threaten the lives of tens of thousands of America’s wild horses and burros.

Speaking on Thursday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and the Environment, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that he planned to

June 8th, 2017|

4 things you can do today for America’s wild horses and burros


America’s wild horses and burros need your voice TODAY. Here are four easy things that you can do to advocate on their behalf:
Send an email to Congress
Urge lawmakers to oppose provisions in the president’s recently released 2018 budget proposal that would allow the Bureau of Land Management to euthanize or sell without restriction captive wild horses

June 2nd, 2017|

A driving force for hope behind 900-horse rescue, Griffin-Soffel joins RTF in conservation effort


Not long after their first phone conversation about a still-unfolding crisis involving hundreds of horses in South Dakota, Patricia Griffin-Soffel and Neda DeMayo adopted a mantra:

Leave no horse behind.

Last October, having learned about a whistleblower’s report of horses neglected at the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros in South Dakota, Griffin-Soffel felt

May 31st, 2017|

Vote today! Equestrian Living readers nominate RTF as best horse-related charity


Equestrian Living readers have nominated Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation in the Best Horse-Related Charity category!

The top three finishers in each category will earn a place on EQ’s Annual Gold List. Voting ends June 12.

You can help RTF by voting here: https://eqliving.com/2017-gold-list-ballot/

May 30th, 2017|

A Memorial Day message from Return to Freedom



Today, we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to our country.

We honor the brave dogs, burros and mules that worked by their sides.

We honor the brave war horses that carried them. More than 8 million horses, donkeys and mules died in World War I alone.

Many of these horses were bred for

May 29th, 2017|

Take action: Tell Congress to oppose budget proposals that threaten wild horses!


America’s wild horses and burros need your voice.

On May 23, President Donald Trump released a 2018 budget proposal that includes provisions that place thousands of captured wild horses and burros at grave risk of taxpayer-funded euthanasia and of being sold to kill buyers.

These proposals include:

“the ability to conduct sales without limitation,” eliminating the current

May 26th, 2017|