Meet Savannah

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Savannah is a stunning golden roan palomino mare who is 25 years old this year. She has soft kind eyes and truly represents the enduring spirit and hardiness of the diverse strains of horses that adapted to the remote Great Basin habitats since the 1800’s. She can usually be found near Chela and Dot. She remains wild and free at the sanctuary in a herd of 84 horses, most who endured the devastating 2010 in the remote and rugged Calico Mountain Complex in Northwestern Nevada’s Great Basin.

In the winter of 2009 and early 2010, close to 2000 wild horses were captured from the Calico Mountain Complex. Approximately 140 horses perished either during or as a direct result of the roundup.

In 2010, Return to Freedom gave sanctuary to 20 stallions and 74 mares who endured this devastating roundup which shattered their family bands forever.

These horses are a testimony to the enduring spirit and hardiness of the diverse strains of horses that adapted to the remote Great Basin habitats. Draft horses used to develop the vast ranchos bred with breeds such as morgans, standardbreds and thoroughbreds used for cavalry adapted to the rugged and remote terrain and returned to a natural state over the last few hundred years.

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Did you know?We have Return to Freedom masks!

Peekaboo Masks is donating 35% of its sales from limited-edition masks that feature the wild horses and burros at our American Wild Horse Sanctuary.