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Lompoc Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary
Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary
4115 Jalama Rd, Lompoc, California, 93436
805-737-9246|Category: Activities|Visit Website
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Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary

See where wild horses and burros are protected at Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary near our Lompoc, CA hotel. Many have been rescued from abusive owners or from public lands. You can see for yourself how this 1500-acre haven operates by taking one of the many tours and hikes offered. You'll learn about the history of horses in the United States, their effect on American culture, and what's being done to preserve them. Retreats and photo safaris are fun ways to experience the horses and the beautiful countryside.


Prices -

Tours and hikes have suggested donations, ranging from $20 to $150 per person.

Hours -Tours and hikes are by appointment only.


  • Kid's Day at the Ranch
  • Photo Clinic
  • Nature of the Horse Seminar


  • Tours
  • Wild Horse Hikes
  • Evening Herd Observation
  • Journeys With Wild Horses
  • Photo Safaris
  • Retreats


  • Do they offer tours and retreats?

    Yes, Return to Freedom does offer a variety of private tours and retreats. You can schedule yours either on a weekday or weekend. The only way the day that you request will not be honored is if there is an event or activity already taking place at the ranch. Costs for all tours and retreats that involve a large group are based on a sliding scale. For rates and available dates, you can send an inquiry to programs@returntofreedom.org.
  • How many horses are on the sanctuary?

    At present, Return to Freedom is home to nearly 400 wild horses. This number also includes 29 burros. Roundups of these animals that are in dire need of protection are going on all the time. Once they arrive at the sanctuary, they will find an environment that keeps intact the horses’ social structures as well as the natural behaviors that they established in the wild.

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