Unwanted Horses


AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Revives Ambassador Program

September 09, 2016

Program volunteers represent the UHC at meetings nationwide to present information about unwanted horses.... Read More


The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More


Young Equine Enthusiast Raises Money for UHC

August 28, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has received a generous donation of $102 from 11-year-old supporter Sophia Hatto.... Read More


Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

July 28, 2015

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.... Read More


Survey: Owners Consider Vets Important in Horse Health Care

July 17, 2015

The 2015 AHP Equine Industry Survey shows that horse owners rely on vets, industry has stabilized since Great Recession.... Read More


Poll Recap: Equine Welfare Issues

May 19, 2015

Of the 1,238 respondents, 517 (42%) said they are most concerned about "unwanted" horses. ... Read More


Equine Welfare: Lessons Learned

January 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Lenz shares information about the "unwanted" horse and changing perceptions of equine welfare.... Read More


Rehabilitating, Refeeding, and Rehoming Rescue Horses

November 19, 2014

Rescued horses require special care to bring them back to health. Learn how you can help during our live event.... Read More


How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Update

July 07, 2014

The UHC held its annual meeting during the American Horse Council's National Convention and Issues Forum.... Read More


2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More


Caramello Named Director of UHC

May 18, 2014

Dagmar Caramello, MA, has joined the American Horse Council as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition: 2013 Year in Review

February 09, 2014

The UHC works to fulfill its mission to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve equid welfare.... Read More


Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

February 03, 2014

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit.... Read More


Operation Gelding Helps 62 Horses in Four States

November 06, 2013

The Operation Gelding Program castrated 62 horses at five clinics in four states during October.... Read More


Responsible Horse Breeders Council Formed

January 21, 2013

Council members will work to discourage overbreeding and to promote responsible horse ownership.... Read More


Operation Gelding Castrates 208 Stallions in 2012

January 06, 2013

Almost 600 stallions have been castrated since the Operation Gelding program was first in August 2010.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE on "Unwanted Horses" Now Archived

June 29, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on unwanted horses was held on June 22, and the recording is now ... Read More


Equine Welfare Council Discuss Options for Addressing Unwanted Horses

January 20, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council (EHWC) met January 19 in Frankfort to discuss the future of the unwanted horse in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Rusty Ford, chairman of the council,, presided over the meeting that included members... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Newsletter Continues to Educate

January 02, 2011

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Media Roundup newsletter has been educating its readers through articles and events relating to unwanted horses since November 2009.
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Kentucky Veterinarians Curb Unwanted Horse Population

November 17, 2010

On December 4, the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will offer free gelding surgeries for horse owners who cannot afford to have the surgery performed on their stallions.... Read More


Castration Clinics Address Unwanted Horse Issues

October 13, 2010

When Alison LaCarrubba, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, head of the College of Veterinary Medicine's equine ambulatory section, learned the Unwanted Horse Coalition would lend financial support to establish a castration... Read More


Unwanted Horses: Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations Unable to Keep Up

October 07, 2010

Each year there are about 100,000 unwanted horses in the United States, too many for the registered equine rescue and sanctuary groups to handle, according to a recent survey by researchers at the University of California, Davis. They found that th... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Announces Operation Gelding

August 30, 2010

Prevent unwanted horses by gelding your stallion or by providing the event at which other horse owners can get their stallions gelded. The Unwanted Horse Coalition's Opera... Read More