How To Donate

You can help with a one time donation online or by mail.

To mail your donation to Return to Freedom, please make your check or money order payable to Return to Freedom and mail to: Return to Freedom, P.O. Box 926, Lompoc, CA 93438



Emergency Fundraising Campaign:

Veterinary Fund

Sanctuary is Forever. Our senior and special needs horses need your help!  

KC by Tony Stromberg 300 dpiWhile the demands of emergency rescues are constantly in front of us in social media, sanctuaries have the responsibility to provide care and refuge for a lifetime. It is only with the compassion and dedication of our donors that Return to Freedom is able to maintain a safe and loving sanctuary for wild horses and burros who have been traumatized by capture and removal from their home ranges and family bands. RTF makes a great effort to keep bonded family and social bands together and even searches for fragmented members of a herd to reunite here. Now in our 19th year, many of the wild horses and burros are in their very senior years and our special needs and feeds population has grown! As the horses age we do our best with our veterinary team to provide regular preventative care (dental, worming, supplements) so the horses can have a good quality of life- the majority living well into their thirties). In addition, with over 500 wild horses and 44 burros, we address emergency and unforeseen medical needs. RTF plans for an annual veterinary budget of $45,000.


Help Special Needs and Senior Horses

You can help Return to Freedom provide medical and on-going special care! If you cannot make a donation, please spread the word and thank you!



 Monthly Donor Programs!

Become a Member

With over 500 mouths to feed, Return to Freedom relies on support from the public. Our monthly membership program allows you to sign up to make an automatic monthly contribution. Once you sign up you don’t have to think about it again.
Each month we’ll automatically bill your debit or credit card for the amount that you specify. By signing up for monthly contributions you give us a source of income we can count on each month to help us feed and care for our equine residents.

As a member, you will receive our newsletter and other updates from us. Plus, members are entitled to a complimentary Living History Sanctuary Tour for one or more people, depending on your giving level, each tour season (choose from pre-scheduled dates). Just tell us your membership level when you book your tour! Sign up today and help us protect and preserve America’s wild horses.




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Yearly updates
Complimentary Tour for 1

Spirit Horse


Spirit Horse Membership

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Complimentary Tour for 2



Mustang Membership

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Complimentary Tour for 3

Native Herd


Native Herd Membership

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Complimentary Tour for 4

Sponsor a Horse

  • Galahad

    Galahad, A chestnut stallion from Nevada's Silver King Herd Management Area. Chivalry in the Great Basin.

  • Tomahawk

    Tomahawk was one of over 1900 wild horses captured during the devastating 2010 roundup in the Calico Mountains Complex of Nevada.

  • Viggo

    Viggo is a healthy and happy young colt that enjoys running and playing with his herd family.

  • Willamina

    Willamina was found alone and abandoned shortly after birth.

  • Sunfire

    Sunfire is a strikingly beautiful roan tobiano stallion.

  • Sevim

    Sevim was born on May 6th, 2013. Her mother’s name is Jilla, and her Father’s name is Freedom.

  • Maza Zi

    Maza Zi, pictured here with his sire, was born at Return to Freedom on March 14, 2006.

  • Maximillian

    Maxmillian is an inquisitive and frisky colt. He is healthy and happy running in the pasture with his sisters. He takes after his father, being quite gregarious.

  • Manzana

    Today, Manzana lives in one of the sanctuary’s large pastures with his family band and 10 more friends.

  • Little Blue

    As an orphan foal, Little Blue was underweight, weak and exhausted.

  • Haloka

    Haloka is a sorrel tobiano mare from the Choctaw native tribal line. Her dam (mother) is Metoaka’s Promise and her sire (father) is Chief Iktinike.

  • El Presidente

    El Presidente was born in 2004 in the vast remote ranges of Northwestern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

  • Emilita

    El Presidente was born in 2004 in the vast remote ranges of Northwestern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

  • Charlie

    This is Charlie. He is a handsome Virginia Range stallion. We named him after Velma Johnston’s (Wild Horse Annie’s) loving husband.

Sponsor A Hay Bale

Return to Freedom provides sanctuary to nearly 400 wild horses and burros. As we continue to fight for their rightful place in the wild, on America’s public lands, we are also fighting an ongoing financial struggle. Grants and donations are down due to the economic climate, yet hay costs continue to rise as hay becomes more and more scarce. Right now, we are feeding over 1800 bales of hay each month. Without your help, Return to Freedom faces a very tough road ahead. Would you consider helping us by signing up to make a monthly donation of $22 (the cost of 1 bale of hay)? Being a monthly donor means that we know that each month we can count on your bale of hay being there. It only takes a few moments to sign up and then PayPal will automatically bill your credit or debit card each month for $22. You can cancel at anytime. On behalf of the horses we thank you very much.
Sponsor a Hay Bale


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Donations to Return to Freedom supports ALL of our worthy programs and gives us the flexibility to respond to emerging needs. Thank you for your support and consideration.


Other Ways to Help

Matching Funds

Did you know that many companies offer a matching funds program, where they will match the charitable contributions of their employees? This is a great way to double your donation. Ask your employer if they offer matching funds.

Planned Giving & Bequests

There is a certain peace in knowing that we can leave a legacy of good that extends beyond our time on this earth. Bequests allow us to specify in our will that either a specific portion of our estate (specific bequest), or whatever is left after specific gifts are distributed to other beneficiaries (residuary bequest), will be given to the charitable organization of our choice. Please consider Return to Freedom in your estate planning.

On behalf of all the animals at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary, we thank you.

Return to Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID number 06-1484961.



When you purchase our products, you help us take care of the 400 horses at our sanctuary and continue our work on behalf of America’s horses in the wild, too. Happy shopping!

Our Wishlist

Return to Freedom supports the lives of over 500 horses, so naturally we’re always in need of supplies and horse care products. Please browse our items below and if you have anything you think we might appreciate to have, please email us or call us at (805) 737-9246.

Equipment and Supplies

  • Small tractors and accessories ( bucket, scraper, etc.)  thank you!
  • FEED TRUCK-1/2 Ton auto flatbed (good condition)  thank you!
  • 3/4-1 Ton 4 WD Hauling Vehicle  thank you!
  • 22+’ Stock Trailer
  • Kubota ATV  thank you!
  • Golf Cart
  • Dump Truck  thank you!
  • Water Truck  thank you!
  • Tools  thank you!
  • Generators
  • Telephone Poles
  • Sucker Rod
  • Pipe Panels
  • Weed Whackers
  • Lumber, Plywood, 2×12 planks,decking

Office and Photographic Equipment

  • Digital projectors
  • PCs (laptop and desktop)  thank you!
  • Camera equipment (digital)
  • Video camera – Broadcast quality High Definition

Education & Program Support

  • 1-ton diesel dually pick up truck in great condition for safe hauling of horses
  • All terrain vehicles for hills (Polaris, Rhino, or Kubota 4 seater)
  • Stock trailers (22′ with dividers, step no ramp)

Horse Care & Safety Supplies

  • Hay and feed
  • Water Troughs
  • Wormer, meds and supplements
  • Tipperary Ride-Lite Vests (S, M, L, any color)
  • Rubber mats
  • Break away and/or leather halters
  • Lead ropes
  • Manure forks