Youth in Action

  • AJ MICHALKA MEETS SPIRIT

  • HILLARY DUFF MEETS SPIRIT

  • HILLARY DUFF MEETS SPIRIT

  • SCHOOLCHILDREN VISIT RTF SANCTUARY

  • 4TH GRADE CLASS GREETS CHOCTAW HERD

  • WILD HORSE RANGER WYNTRE GROVE
    (Click to read about her remarkable journey.)

  • LOMPOC YOUTH COALITION TOUR

  • HERD OBSERVATION AT RETURN TO FREEDOM

  • SIX TEENS VISIT FISH CREEK HMA TO CAMP, VIEW, AND LEARN ABOUT WILD HORSES

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You’re never too young to care about wild horses. At Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary is an environment where youth can directly experience America’s wild horses in a natural setting. Within nature’s classroom, the wild horse herds educate young people about our cultural and national heritage through the story of America’s wild horses.

Whether by exploring our website or directly experiencing wild horse herds at our sanctuary, we hope to foster an environment where learning and understanding can nurture a generation that values the natural world around us and seeks to protect the environment and the animals with whom we share this planet.

Too often, young people feel there is little they can do to help causes that they believe in. But you know what? Wild Horse Annie proved that young people have the power help wild horses. And there are things that you can do that would really help Return to Freedom!

Youth Get Involved! What Can I Do to Help?

Our wild horses have no voice other than the one we give them. We need young people everywhere to be that voice so that future generations will be able to experience and enjoy the majesty and beauty of wild horses running free. Thank you for visiting our page and for caring about America’s wild horses!

In the 1950s, a woman named Velma Johnston — better known as Wild Horse Annie — was able to get a law passed to protect wild horses by getting school children to write letters to their government officials. Young people can make a difference! Our wild horses have no voice other than the one we give them. We need young people everywhere to be that voice so that future generations will be able to experience and enjoy the majesty and beauty of wild horses running free.

While you’re here, find out how you, your class, or youth group can sponsor a horse who lives at Return to Freedom and receive cool donor gifts! And get more information about Spirit and wild horses in America. Visit our Advocacy page to learn the many ways that young people can help protect America’s wild horses.

SPONSOR A HORSE OR EVEN A HERD
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Please consider how you, your class or youth group can sponsor a horse or burro or even a herd who lives at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary! Sponsorships help us take care of and provide hay for the horses and burros who live here. It is a wonderful way to stay connected to the sanctuary! You and /or your class will receive a cool certificate with a photo and historical backround of the horse(s) or herd that you sponsor! Your help could mean so much!

BE A VOLUNTEER
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Be a volunteer! You don’t even have to be local. You can help Return to Freedom in so many ways even from where you are! There are many way that you can raise awareness and money for feed and care including tabling events in your area!

ATTEND AN EVENT
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By attending an event, you not only learn more about the issues affecting wild horses and burros — and what you can do about them — but you will also meet other like-minded people who share your passion for saving them. Bring a friend or make new ones!

Return to Freedom holds events that cater to all your needs and desires. From wild horse walks and herd observation tours to professional photography workshops to volunteer days and picnics among wild horses and flowers, you are sure to find fun, relaxation, inspiration, and life-saving work at our sanctuary.

FAMILY DAY AT THE RANCH
Wild Horse Watching • Hay Ride • Lunch • Meet Spirit! • Light Hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017
July 9-14, 2017
Wild Horse Photo Workshop
JOIN CINDY RACKLEY AT RTF ON JUNE 25, 2017
JOURNEY THROUGH THE WATERHOLE
RITUALS WITH LINDA SALINAS
August 4-6, 2017
Volunteer
Day
Last Saturday
of Every Month

Put on a smile and roll up your sleeves! Volunteer at Return to Freedom from May through August 2017 and help us feed wild horses — and a lot more!

December 10, 2017 • 12pm-3pm
in Hungary
Raise a glass of holiday cheer with us!
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WATCH THE VIDEOS THAT FEATURE OUR YOUTH AMBASSADORS
RTF Youth Ambassador Amber Midthunder
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RTF Youth Ambassadors Aly and AJ Michalka
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RTF Youth Ambassador Elle Fanning
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RTF Sanctuary Profile
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