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Return To Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary. A place that they call home where love and hope abound. ~Susan

His nostrils flare,
With noble delight,
His wide white eyes,

Full of fight.

He is a King,
With blood-red coat,
Charcoal hooves,
Upon wind he floats.

The breeze of heaven,
Flows through his mane,
He gallops through my heart,
And back again.

~ Tiffany Moss
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Horses can form close bonds with humans, yes even wild horses. How blessed we are to have that opportunity. We bring joy to their lives, yet the joy they bring to us is priceless.

Horses are naturally gregarious needing the emotional security of a herd. Being flight animals their first response to an frightening,unknown or threatening situations is to run away. If a horse is deprived of company or not allowed to express its natural instincts, it can become stressed and start to behave unpredictably.

“In the wild, a horse herd has a strict hierarchy, composed of one alpha stallion, several breeding mares, young stock and foals. As the young stallions reach maturity, they are driven from the herd and form separate “bachelor herds.” Stallions from the bachelor herds eventually may challenge the alpha stallion of the herd. Each horse knows its place within the herd, and new foals are quickly taught the boundaries of good behavior. Domesticated horses put together in a field will quickly develop their own version of the herd environment, with the most dominant horse (male or female) taking on the role of leader.”  ~ Sara Clark

Roy is a volunteer at Return To Freedom and enjoys spending time with the horses and photographing them. My photograph shows wild horses can bond with humans as they learn to trust and feel safe with them. As with humans, love goes a long way with these magnificent horses.

American Wild  Horse  Holocaust. Will you stand up for them? Without your help and financial support our wild horses may someday just be a memory. Our children’s children may only be able to see wild horses in books or videos. No longer will they be running free the way God intended them to be. I don’t want to say I wish I had done more to save them. Please join with me and others who believe in protecting the rights of our magnificent American wild horses. You can even start in our own backyard with Return To Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, CA.

Support

 Return to Freedom relies on the generosity of its donors to help us care for our wild horses and burros, offer educational programs, and preserve some of the most threatened genetic strains. Though one person cannot do it all, if everyone does a little, together, we can make a real difference in the lives of wild horses and burros.

Make a Donation

The simplest way to help support Return to Freedom is to make a general donation. Your gift will be used in whatever way it is most needed at the time that you give. We are proud to have achieved a 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator, your assurance that your donation is being used wisely.

Sponsor a Horse

You may want your gift to go to a specific purpose, like purchasing hay for one of our rescued horses or burros. Sponsoring a horse is a great way to have a connection with one of our animals at the sanctuary. We will send you a certificate with a photo and description of a horse or burro that your monthly contribution helps us to feed and care for. Sponsorships also make really meaningful gifts!

Meet some of the horses in need of a sponsor.

Become a Sustaining Member

Monthly giving helps Return to Freedom by letting us know we can count on a certain amount of income each month. Having that security lets us spend more time saving horses and less time fundraising! Maybe the monthly horse sponsorship is not in your budget right now. Or maybe you would like to give more each month than a sponsorship. In either case, the sustaining membership program would be for you. Your monthly gift provides the monthly income and security we need to operate our 300 acre wild horse sanctuary.

Thank you for reading my blog and for considering joining this cause. Alone it is impossible. Together anything is possible.

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