A large part of Return to Freedom’s educational efforts focus on programs for young people. They are our future and they deserve our best. We work with a variety of youth groups and organizations to create experiences that can last a life time. Specialized programs have been developed for youth at risk and victims of domestic violence as well as programs that focus on the arts and creative expression.
Our dedicated team can assist you to develop unique programs that are specially tailored to meet the special needs and objectives of your group.
Each program focuses on the natural order of communication and social structure. These are powerful tools that demonstrate the qualities of leadership, integrity, trust and community that can form effortlessly within any society.
Located in the California hills, about 2½ hours north of Los Angeles, we make Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary available on a limited basis to a variety of organizations for 1- or 2-day group functions and retreats. Here groups enjoy a unique opportunity to come together in a sanctuary that opens the heart and magic of the natural world.
Consider a walking meditation through herds of wild horses. Or, while enjoying our grounds, climb a magical tree house in our 60-acre oak forest — a perfect spot for contemplation, meditation, yoga or special times with your groups.
If you are interested in wild horse herd behaviors and social dynamics, observing how wild herds interact with one another in a natural state, or learning about the gentling process of horses never before touched by human hands, this is the work study program for you. Participate in the every day activities of running a wild horse sanctuary: feeding, cleaning, checking fencelines, observing herds, recordkeeping, pasture maintenance and management, nutrition, foal watch, night checks, and assisting the veterinarian on vet calls. Conduct daily herd observation to learn how lead stallions keep their harem intact, and how perimeter mares and lead mares participate in shared leadership to keep the herd safe from harm.