Kentucky Horse Council Facilitates Meeting of Equine Rescues

September 19, 2009

Equine rescue facilities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are experiencing an overflow of surrendered horses. Increasingly, such facilities struggle with funding and necessary support for ongoing management and care of the... Read More


National Wild Horse Adoption Day Aims for 1,000 Homes

September 16, 2009

People considering adopting a wild horse might find their equine matches at one of 35 events taking place nationwide during National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sept. 26.

Currently about 33,100 mustangs roam federal lands in 10 Western states.... Read More


New Home for Your Horse: Questions to Ask

September 15, 2009

Horse owners faced with the decision to find their horses a new home, whether it be locating that perfect retirement home, a new job in therapeutic riding, the mounted patrol, or even with a new owner, need to ask some important questions before... Read More


Abandoned Horse Teleconference Scheduled Oct. 6

September 14, 2009

Amidst reports of horses being abandoned due to the struggling economy, the University of Illinois Extension has scheduled a telephone conference on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. to address this issue.

"Horses and other animals are... Read More


Nearly 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

September 09, 2009

We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into... Read More


Seized Arabians in Custody of Texas Group

August 28, 2009

More than 70 allegedly neglected Arabian horses seized from their owner earlier this month are now in the permanent custody of the agency directing their care.

Denton County... Read More


Record Number of Horses Surrendered to MSPCA; Assistance Needed

August 25, 2009

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Nevins Farm is receiving a record number of surrendered equines and is seeking adopters as well as donations for the horses' continued rehabilitation and medical care.... Read More


Chicago Carriage Horses' Day in Court Delayed by Budget Crunch

August 20, 2009

The carriage horse seizure case involving J.C. Cutters Ltd. has been continued once more. This time it was due to a City of Chicago budget-related mandatory work furlough day for all non-essential city employees on Aug. 17.

"The new trial... Read More

Article Adoption Service Helps 175 Horses Find New Homes

August 03, 2009

Only nine months after launching's Thoroughbred Adoption Service, 175 horses have found new homes.

The list of available Thoroughbreds is composed of horses of all ages and backgrounds, from young colts that have just begun... Read More


Guilty Plea in Oklahoma Starved Mustang Cruelty Case

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


Unwanted Horse Survey Results Released

July 09, 2009

The results of a survey on perceptions of factors surrounding the unwanted horse issue are now available from the Unwanted Horse... Read More


Chincoteague Ponies Receive Donated Vaccines, Dewormers

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


Thoroughbred Identification Service Enhanced by Jockey Club

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


Standardbreds Find New Homes through Free Horse Listing

July 07, 2009

 Four Standardbreds listed on the'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


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


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


Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

June 04, 2009 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's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.

The... Read More


National Wild Horse Adoption Day Launches Web Site

May 26, 2009

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


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


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


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


125 Thoroughbreds Placed through Listing

May 07, 2009

Six months after its launch,'s Thoroughbred Adoption Service listing has helped place 125 horses in new homes. See a list of horses placed.

Another 108 are... Read More


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


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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