Return to Freedom

Return To Freedom is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity and habitat of America’s wild horses through sanctuary, education and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world.

Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

Dedicated to saving American mustangs and domestic horses from abuse, neglect & slaughter.

Dark Horse Foundation

Dedicated to the care and preservation of feral horses who never had a fair chance, and to the development of like-hearted people that just needed one.

Among Wild Horses: A Portrait of the Pryor Mountain Mustangs

Here is the extraordinary photographic journal of the three years Lynne Pomeranz spent studying, admiring, and photographing these magnificent animals. The inner lives and relationships of 25 horses emerge in intimate photographs accompanied by stirring text.

The Przewalski Horse Association: TAKH

The Przewalski Horse Association, TAKH, was created in 1990 to help bring an end to this paradoxical situation. Its aim is to recreate a Przewalski Horse population living in the wild. To this end, in 1993 and 1994 eleven individuals taken from zoos were installed in the département of Lozère, in one of the wildest and most beautiful regions in France: the Causse Méjean, a limestone plateau traditionally used for sheep rearing. Today they make up the Le Villaret herd.

Newsweek: A New Range War

Corraled in a federal holding pen at Palomino Valley, Nev., a buckskin mare with the number 9598 cold-branded in code on its neck suddenly faces an uncertain future. When the 12-year-old was rounded up in November as part of a federal program to humanely control the mustang population in the West, it looked as if it would be relocated to a grassy farm in Oklahoma or Kansas. But that all changed weeks later.

Foundation for the Preservation of the Przewalski Horse

The national symbol of Mongolia, the Przewalski horse or Takh, has returned to its country of origin. The only truly wild horse has recovered from a captive existence abroad to now roam free in the wild forests and steppes of the Hustai National Park. The remarkable come-back tells a story that spans well over 30 years.

Corolla Wild Horse Fund

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund was formed in 1989 by a group of concerned citizens to heighten awareness about the presence of wild horses in the area.

Sable Island Green Horse Society

The most famous, and perhaps the most popular, of Sable Island’s fauna are the wild horses. Although access to the island is restricted – both by location and by regulations – the horses are well-known, and are of great interest, culturally and scientifically.

Battle Over Wild Horses Heats Up

Cattle ranchers and the government say there’s just not just enough room for all the wild horses that make their home on the range, but advocates fear plans to round up more mustangs will lead many of the animals to the slaughterhouse.

Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

The Shackleford Banks wild horses are a unique historic and cultural legacy. Historical research and genetics testing indicates that these wild horses descended from a core group of the old type of Spanish horses.

Fires and Droughts Endanger Wild Horses

About 42,000 wild horses and up to 5,000 wild burros roam in herds through just about every state west of the Rockies. But this year, with a record drought stealing their water supply and wildfires roasting their habitat, this already large population faces its hardest times ever.