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
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
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
January 23, 2009
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.
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
January 12, 2009
Former research horses are searching for new homes after contributing years in service toward progress in equine medicine. The 13 horses were part of a research group at Virginia Tech's MARE Center in Middleburg, Va. They were used for studies o... Read More
January 12, 2009
The opportunity to respond to a public survey launched by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is coming to a close. Launched in November, the survey will provide data on the scope of the unwanted horse issue. It is available at
January 09, 2009
Launched in November 2008, TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service has now coordinated new homes for 45 horses. See a list of horses placed.
"I’m extremely... Read More
January 07, 2009
The economy has left many horse owners in serious financial hardship, forcing them to make the decision to part with their horses. The bottom line is too many of these horses need a place to go.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is urging... Read More
January 01, 2009
The second part in aseries on saving Freeway, a horse rescued from starvation and neglect by a passer-by.... Read More
December 31, 2008
She could've just kept driving. But instead of dismissing the idea of intervention as someone else's sad... Read More
December 10, 2008
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) recently requested community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical... Read More
December 01, 2008
The offer of a free horse today often makes longtime horse owners laugh, cringe, sigh, or all of the above. In the past couple of years as slaughter has left the United States, there have been more horses needing homes that are offered for free tha... Read More
November 29, 2008
Do you want to help a horse rescue win prize money in your state? Or even feed more hungry horses? You can by helping shelters receive grants through Read More
November 21, 2008
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is requesting community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical assistance and daily care for the extraordinary number of horses being surrendered to... Read More
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