About the Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary
Return to Freedom currently provides a safe haven to more than 400 wild horses and burros. With roundups ongoing, it is vital that we provide a place where freedom, genetic diversity and natural lifestyle are preserved.
On 300 acres on the Central Coast of California, our herds live in large pastures where they are free to maintain the natural behaviors and social structure they knew in the wild.
Education: Living History Tours, Clinics, Youth Programs, and More
Experience a vital link to our living history: America’s wild horses! Learn about the origins of the horse in America, how they shaped American cultures, what they face in the world today and what we are doing to preserve them.
Join us on a journey to steep yourself in the world of wild horses. Enjoy one of our scheduled programs or customize a unique package. These experiential programs will immerse you in the world of the natural horse.
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.
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.
All of the above and a lot more await you in our LEARN section.
Conservation: Preserving Rare Breeds, Habitat Preservation, and the Historic Land Trust for Wild Horses
Return to Freedom strives to keep wild horses in their original family and social groups, maintaining their unique genetic lines so they may continue to evolve without the threat of capture or removal.
Committed to preserving the many rare and diverse bloodlines that define the American wild horse of today, the Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary preserves diverse herds maintained in separate areas according to their geographic origins.