Return to Freedom sent the following correspondence which will be of interest to
anyone following and/or wishing to help with the Sheldon wild horse issue.
They are striving to keep each herd band intact whenever possible, which will take
some significant "outside" help to accomplish.
Return to Freedom is looking for:
This is not a BLM operated or BLM
sponsored site. It is run by private wild horse and burro
enthusiasts and owners.
- Individuals with land who would be willing, or rather honored, to allow a
herd to live out their natural lives on their property. These individuals
must have the horses best interest at heart and provide care & custody
without exploitation or seperation. These would be "sanctuaried" horses. The
family herd groups are between 4-15 horses including the band's stud.
- Sanctuaries who would be willing to do the same (as above).
- "Foster parents". Since adoptions do not always provide a lifetime of
security for the animal, Return to Freedom has developed a "foster home
program". This secures that the horse will not enter a buy/ sell market and
will be returned to the sanctuary should the Foster Parent have a change of
heart or circumstances. The animal may remain with them for the rest of their
life as long as they are able to provide proper and compassionate care.
This is available for qualified individuals with appropriate
environments. People who are interested in giving a permanent home to horses
that have been split off from herds (mostly bachelors).
- Sponsors. For $40 -$50 a month, a sponsor may name the horse and receive
a photo. Sponsorships enable Return to Freedom to rerelease wild horses on
our own sanctuary, but also to afford long term leased lands for natural
- Land donations for Wild Horse Land Trusts.
Return to Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations go
directly to the care & management of the horses.