July 12, 2010
A growing network of horse rescue operations, anti-slaughter policies at racetracks, and other industry equine welfare initiatives have taken root in Thoroughbred racing, but keeping track of where horses go when theyâ€™re finished racing r... Read More
June 16, 2010
The Jockey Club has added access to the auction sales history of identified Thoroughbreds as part of its Tattoo Identification Services. According to a news release, the Tattoo Identification Services link on The Jockey Club website has been vi... Read More
June 11, 2010
Thirty-two veterinary students following a career path in equine medicine have received financial support through The Winner's Circle Scholarship Program. The program, sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation, Platinum... Read More
June 11, 2010
Mel was lucky horse No. 400. The 13-year-old, 13-hand black Paso Fino gelding was recently adopted by a woman in Lincoln, Neb., making him the 400th horse to be adopted via The Horse. "He left my house on the 14th of May on a Friday night an... Read More
June 01, 2010
Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to choose rehabilitation companions for rescued horses.... Read More
June 01, 2010
Racing is a physically demanding sport, and even with the best intentions many racehorses end up with an injury that forces them into retirement from the track. Many horses, with proper treatment and time, can be rehabilitated... Read More
March 22, 2010
With 150 horses currently under care and placement requests on the rise, operators of the Grace Foundation of Northern California hope trainers can help some horses find permanent homes.
The Honoring Equines for Life Project (HELP) R... Read More
March 12, 2010
Three years ago, in response to the plight of abused and neglected horses across the state, the Kentucky Horse Park created the John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.Read More
February 25, 2010
Following a record number of horses surrendered to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Nevins Farm, additional equines are arriving at an alarming rate as the non-profit absorbs rising costs of care. Re... Read More
February 23, 2010
More than 300 free horses have found new homes through the free listing service provided by TheHorse.com since its launch in November 2008.
Originally created to help place Thoroughbreds in new homes, Standardbred listings were added... Read More
February 10, 2010
ReRun, a non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program, announced Feb. 10 that Jane Gilbert has been elected as its new president.
A lifelong horsewoman, Gilbert lives on a 36-acre farm in Titusville, N.J., where she and her husband breed... Read More
February 05, 2010
Horse surrenders throughout New England have reached a critical point, said the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Horse owners are battling the high costs of feed, hay, and stabling amidst a poor economy. T... Read More
February 02, 2010
New Vocations racehorse adoption program placed more than 330 retired racehorses into new homes and careers during 2009. The program, which has facilities in Lexington, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, has adopted more than 3,000 retirees into ca... Read More
January 22, 2010
Cincinnati's River Downs Race Track has established a "surrender stall" program for horse owners who can no longer care for their animals. The program was established in response to the Read More
January 11, 2010
Want to rehabilitate a neglected horse but don't know where to start? A new brochure from the American Horse Council might help.
The new brochure, done in partnership with AHC sponsors Nutrena, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Hea... Read More
January 06, 2010
CANTER is now offering its nationally-recognized Thoroughbred networking service to Kentucky horseman with the opening of CANTER-Kentucky. Watch for volunteers as they begin track visits immediately to offer free sales listings, includin... Read More
January 05, 2010
Thoroughbred owners and breeders will again have the opportunity to participate in a voluntary checkoff program that contributes to Thoroughbred aftercare programs. Owners can indicate their participation when they register their 2010 foals.Read More
January 05, 2010
Using community resources, the Tulsa, Okla., Police Department successfully placed eight laid off police horses with five non-profit organizations. The horses will continue to work in therapeutic programs.
Due to dropping revenues an... Read More
January 03, 2010
Â Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the ec... Read More
December 29, 2009
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a rescue organization that helps horses, donkeys, and mules throughout Texas and Arkansas. The organization has taken in more than 125 horses and investigated over 250 neglect cases in 2009.
Law en... Read More
December 23, 2009
Unexpected guests often drop in over the holidays, but what if your drop-ins were an entire herd of Quarter Horses?
Thatâ€™s what happened to Falmouth, Ky., equine rescue facility Speak Up For Horses, when 48 mares, stallions, an... Read More
December 21, 2009
Two "Moneigh" paintings created by Zenyatta will be available for sale in ReRun's eBay store December 26, 2009. On that day Zenyatta, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner with an unbroken 14 for 14 win record, will make her final ... Read More
December 21, 2009
Just in time for Christmas, more than 250 horses have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.
The service is a bulletin board on whic... Read More
December 18, 2009
The number of Kentucky horses abandoned by their owners rose through 2009, according to a report released by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) this week. County officials, rescue operators, and KHC members provided data for the report, which com... Read More
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