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Boston Police Horses Relocated After Budget Cuts

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

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Horse Rescues React to Unauthorized Fundraising

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

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Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

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

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National Wild Horse Adoption Day Launches Web Site

May 26, 2009

The National Wild Horse Adoption Day Web site is now live. Located at nationalwildhorseadoptionday.org or Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Host Second Equine Adoption Fair

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

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Abandoned Horse Recovering from Head Injury

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 Read More

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3-Strikes Mustang Adoptions Ongoing

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

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125 Thoroughbreds Placed through TheHorse.com Listing

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

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HSUS, Doris Day to Develop Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

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

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Rescued Mustangs Available for Adoption

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.

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Restraining Order Halts Chicago Carriage Horse Adoptions

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

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BLM to Offer Cash Incentives for Wild Horse Adoptions

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

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Thoroughbred Rescue Receives Not-For-Profit Status

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

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Jockey Club Offers Free Thoroughbred Identification Service

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 Read More

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National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sets Goal of 1,000 Homes

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

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New Book Shines Spotlight on Successful Ex-Racehorses

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

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100th Thoroughbred Adopted Through TheHorse.com's Service

March 15, 2009

In a little more than four months 100 Thoroughbreds have found new homes through TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service. Actually that number is higher as many folks who placed... Read More

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TheHorse.com Thoroughbred Adoption List Nears 100 Mark

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.

Launched in November 2008, 93... Read More

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Adoption Programs to Brand Horses

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

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Mustang Training Competitions, Adoptions Coming in April

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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ReRun Establishes New Program

January 31, 2009

ReRun, the nonprofit Thoroughbred adoption group, and Bella Rosa Riding Academy (BRRA) in Howell, N.J., have established a new program, "Catch Riders," to educate and improve the horsemanship skills of young riders using Thoroughbred... Read More

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Weather, Economy Hit Utah Mustang Sale

January 26, 2009

A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official credited wintry weather and the high costs of horsekeeping for lackluster results at a Jan. 24 Wild Horse and Burro sale in Delta, Utah. Of the 320 Spanish Mustangs offered from Utah's Sulphur Herd... Read More

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Starving Horse Series: Freeway Shows Signs of Improvement

January 23, 2009

Freeway, the starving horse that Sue Thompson of Clayton, Calif., rescued in late 2007 and has rehabilitated over the past year, could be a step closer to recovery. The Quarter... Read More

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Lady Finds a Home: 50th Thoroughbred Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

January 15, 2009

TheHorse.com recently got word that a Thoroughbred formerly en route to slaughter had found a home via TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Services, sponsored by Gainesway Farm. She was the 50th Thoroughbred to be placed through the service. Read More

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HSUS, Parelli Trainers to Work Together

January 13, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is joining forces with natural horsemanship trainers Pat and Linda Parelli to spotlight the trainability and intelligence of rescued horses. At each of seven U.S. venues for Parelli's 2009... Read More