Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary, Lompoc
(4.7/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
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  • I would absolutely recommend RTF for a visit. You need some time. I was lucky to enjoy quite a few days in and out of there for a photography workshop. You can see wild horses in undomesticated herds ...  more »
  • A beautiful and rare opportunity to see wild horses. Prepare to be filled with awe from these beautiful creatures. 
  • I had the opportunity to participate in a 3 hour sunrise photo workshop this August with Roy. We were able to get close to a group of mares, as well as stallions. Seeing these magnificent horses up cl...  more »
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  • Neda De Mayo has created one of the most comprehensive horse sanctuary's in the West. I can't speak highly enough of her efforts here. Neda decided long ago the imprint she is making for this magnificent being; The American Wild Horse. In an open land Return To Freedom is a vestige to the place that was once covering the West. Thank you for creating a home for the horse and myself...to connect, love, and be free.
  • I had to go to Lompoc to pick something up and since I have lived in So. California all my 72 years but have never been to Lompoc my husband and I decided to make it a two day adventure. I looked online to see what there was to do there and found the Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary. I called and made a reservation for a tour. Just driving there was wonderful…beautiful scenery. When we got there we were greeted by Kelsey and shown a short DVD about the Sanctuary. A great, interesting, informative introduction. Then we were taken to see the horses. I am not really a horse person. I've been on a horse three times in my life and was scared stiff each time. No one was more surprised than I was when I found I loved being surrounded by these magnificent creatures and enjoyed petting them. We even got to see the famous Spirit. My finicky husband was having the time of his life. I wish I had known about the Wild Horse Sanctuary a long time ago. I will recommend a trip there to everyone I know. And I can't wait to go back again!
  • Absolutely gorgeous place and absolutely gorgeous people doing gorgeous things for the preservation of several lineages of wild horses & animals in need. I highly recommend a visit.
  • My experience dealing with Neda DeMayo-Return to Freedom has been nothing but OUTSTANDING. Besides the day to day REAL WORK that She and her colleagues DO, their organization has always been expeditious when responding to my MANY questions. Also, I would like to add a recent interaction with the Return to Freedom Organization...THIS BEING MY PERSONAL TAXES!! I was in the midst of gathering ALL DONATION information, and had misplaced my RTF donation receipts. I emailed RTF, and THE SAME DAY, I RECEIVED A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF EVERY DONATION I HAD GIVEN TO THEM, DATES INCLUDED! I can't even get THAT from MY LOCAL Wild Horse groups! So, my REVIEW? I give NEDA AND HER 'STAFF' A FIVE STAR RATING!! AND THIS INCLUDES THEIR MEDIATION BETWEEN PUBLIC AND POLITICIANS!! i hope to ONE DAY-VISIT the SANCTUARY!!! Until then...THANKS GUYS! Keep up the EXCELLENT WORK!
  • This place is gorgeous. Right near Lompoc beach. Misty in the mornings, sunny during the day. This is a fantastic place for the wild horses to roam free.