El Presidentel Presidente was born in 2004 in the vast remote ranges of Northwestern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
In 2010, one of the most controversial roundups began in the Calico Mountain Complex, where almost 2000 wild horses lost their freedom and almost 150 horses died as a result.
On January 29, 2010, this beautiful bay stallion was captured and removed from his home range in the Calico Mountains Complex.
Return to Freedom took 106 horses from the roundup. The sanctuary is raising funds to expand and we hope when we can release the stallions with the 80 mares, El Presidente will be reunited with some of his herd.
For generations, ancestors of cavalry and ranch horses have interbred and survived in this remote and challenging habitat. They have adapted to this environment and returned to a natural state over the past few hundred years. These stout horses are a vital link to our Great Basin heritage.
Our Sponsor a Horse program is an automatic monthly donation program. It only takes a moment to sign up and your debit or credit card will be automatically billed each month. You can cancel at any time. Will you help Return to Freedom by sponsoring El Presidente?