Happy Thanksgiving from RTF!

/ In The News, News

Wild horses at RTF’s San Luis Obispo, satellite sanctuary photographed by Irene Vejar.

Dear Friends,

On this holiday when we pause to give thanks, we are grateful –

–​ grateful for the opportunity to work each day to protect America’s mustangs: a symbol of freedom inspiring not only Americans but people all over the world,

–​ grateful for the support that enables us to care all year long for 465 wild horses and 51 burros, each with its own personality quirks and spirit, from a burro foal named Bananas yet to grow into her long ears to a graying 42-year-old gelding named Peru,

–​ grateful for our hard-working volunteers and enthusiastic visitors, of all ages, from just down the road and as far away as Norway, New Zealand, and Spain.

We mourn those that sat in chairs that are now empty, even as we share stories with new friends and celebrate new additions to our families.

We break bread knowing that despite our differences, our fates remain intertwined.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous holiday,

All of us at Return to Freedom