See the world through their eyes: Sign up for a tour, photo safari or Family Day!

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Members of RTF’s Choctaw herd are reflected in the eye of Haloka. Photo by Irene Vejar.

Registration is now open for Return to Freedom’s 2019 programs, each one an opportunity to get a close-up look at wild horses and burros while gaining a better understanding of the challenges faced on public lands by America’s remarkable mustangs.

Join us for:

Tours on the first Saturday of each month, from May to August, at our 300-acre Lompoc, Calif., headquarters. Not only is it home to Kiger mustang ambassador Spirit, model and muse for the beloved 2002 animated movie “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” the Lompoc sanctuary is home to a diverse group of wild horses including descendants of Padre Kino’s Spanish Mission horses, the Iberian Sorraia type Sulphur Springs herd, and the rarely found Cerbat Spanish Mustang, as well as descendants of cavalry and ranch horses from the Great Basin and wild burros living in our oak forest.

–Four Youth & Family Day at the Ranch events at our Lompoc sanctuary – a great chance for families with children ages 8-16 to learn what it takes to run a wild horse sanctuary. Activities include feeding, manure scooping and grooming a tame burro or horse. Everyone will also get to meet Spirit.


The Lompoc location will host photo safaris on the third Saturday of each month from May to August.

Nine photo safaris are scheduled for our stunning San Luis Obispo, Calif., satellite location, home to 72 wild horses and 16 burros roaming 2,000 acres with panoramic ocean views.

At each location, you may choose to embark on a photo safari or herd observation experience. While photographers will follow the best light, observers will instead have the opportunity to quietly watch herd behavior and move at their own pace. Each experience will have its own guide.

New this year: The option to end your safari with a healthy picnic dinner with local wines.

Click here to sign up for 2019 programs!