July 10, 2009
A criminal case involving the starvation of two wild horses adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ended with a guilty plea in Rogers County, Okla., the Bureau announced yesterday.
Adopter Shannon J. Smoke of Broken Arrow,... Read More
July 09, 2009
July 08, 2009
The Chincoteague pony herd is thought to be descended from animals aboard a Spanish ship that wrecked in the 16th century, but today the herd is getting 21st century health care.
Again this year, the herd will receive donated vaccinations... Read More
July 08, 2009
Owners and equine rescue groups with unidentified Thoroughbreds that sport lip tattoos now have access to free identification services provided by the Jockey Club.
Unveiled in April, the free tattoo lookup service allows horse owners and... Read More
July 07, 2009
Four Standardbreds listed on the TheHorse.com's Adoption Service listing for horses free to good homes have already found new homes. The Standardbred list, modeled after an identical program for Thoroughbreds, was launched June 4. It is... Read More
July 02, 2009
The horses of the Boston Police Department Mounted Unit disappeared from Boston's streets as of June 30, the end of the fiscal year. The 12 horses fell victim to budgetary cutbacks needed to bridge a $20 million shortfall and avoid layoffs of... Read More
June 13, 2009
Two equine rescue operators are revamping their fundraising policies after learning about unauthorized fundraising activities taking place on their behalf.
The situation came to light June 3, when Tawnee Preisner, vice president of... Read More
June 04, 2009
TheHorse.com and the U.S. Trotting Association have joined forces to create a Standardbred Adoption Service listing for horses offered free to good homes. This is designed after TheHorse.com's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.
The... Read More
May 26, 2009
May 18, 2009
In response to the plight of abused and neglected horses, the Kentucky Horse Park last year held its inaugural John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.
"Last year's adoption... Read More
May 15, 2009
An abandoned Thoroughbred gelding found near Mesa, Ariz., is recovering from injuries and regaining condition better than his foster owner expected.
Gwen Cleary has been caring for the horse, called Solo Vino, since he
May 07, 2009
More than 70 of the allegedly neglected horses and burros found at a Morrill County, Neb., ranch have found new homes through Habitat for Horses, a Texas-based equine protection organization. Placement efforts are continuing for the more than 50... Read More
May 07, 2009
Six months after its launch, TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service listing has helped place 125 horses in new homes. See a list of horses placed.
Another 108 are... Read More
May 05, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new... Read More
May 04, 2009
More than 200 BLM mustangs removed last month from a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary are gaining strength and are now available for adoption to qualified new owners.
May 04, 2009
Proceedings have ground to a halt pending the next court date for Chicago carriage horse company J.C. Cutters Ltd., including any further adoption or transfer of ownership of the five remaining horses.
Defense attorney John Robeznieks has... Read More
April 30, 2009
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hoping cash incentives will boost adoptions of wild horses and burros that would otherwise spend their lives in long-term holding facilities.
Under a pilot program slated to debut at an... Read More
April 19, 2009
One of the groups that has successfully used the Thoroughbred Adoption Services on TheHorse.com is Kim Clark's LeightonFarm.com. Now she has established a 501(c)(3) to help Thoroughbreds transitioning to a new life off the track.
"I... Read More
April 15, 2009
The Jockey Club has established a free service to help owners identify tattooed but unidentified Thoroughbreds in their possession.
For legible tattoos, an owner can use a free tattoo lookup feature available from
April 06, 2009
Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National... Read More
March 20, 2009
One of the most hotly debated issues in the horse racing industry is the uncertain fate that awaits many racehorses when their careers are over and they are no longer useful to their owners and trainers. Many find themselves in sale lots... Read More
March 15, 2009
March 05, 2009
We're only seven horses away from hitting the milestone of 100 horses finding new homes through TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service.
February 26, 2009
ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program headquartered in New Jersey, will be freeze branding its horses to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. Joining ReRun in this initiative is Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) and Mylestone... Read More
February 10, 2009
The Extreme Mustang Makeover, a competition featuring mustangs, will debut at Lynn Palm's Women LUV Horses event April 3-5 and will return to the Midwest Horse Fair for the second consecutive year April 17-19.
The Midwest Extreme Mustang... Read More
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