Saving a Starving Horse: Part 1

December 31, 2008

She could've just kept driving. But instead of dismissing the idea of intervention as someone else's sad... Read More


MSPCA Seeks Donor Aid for Horse Care

December 10, 2008

Horse surrenders continue to climb as economy declines

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


Free Horses?

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


Help Equine Rescues Win Cash and Feed More Horses

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


More Owners Surrendering Horses to MSPCA

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


Breeder Offers to Establish Wild Horse Preserve

November 19, 2008

Wild horses residing in U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities could get help from an influential friend if the agency accepts Madeleine Pickens' offer to establish a lifetime sanctuary for the 30,000 unadoptable horses otherwis... Read More


Moneigh Auction to Benefit ReRun Horse Adoption

November 15, 2008

Six mares will be among the 30 equine artists whose work is featured in the annual Moneigh auction on eBay that benefits ReRun horse adoption program.

Artist assistant Mary Simons accepted the challenge of finding female artists for the... Read More


Thoroughbred Adoption Service List of Free Horses Expanding

November 09, 2008

Since its launch just a little more than a week ago, the Thoroughbred Adoption Service on, sponsored by Gainesway Farm, now lists nearly 30 Thoroughbreds available for adoption.

Horses from private homes and rescue... Read More


Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale Faces Economic Hurdles

November 02, 2008

Consignors are steeling themselves and their clients for a significant downturn in the market at Keeneland's breeding stock sale, which starts Nov. 3 in Lexington and runs for 15 days. But they also are hoping that the drop in prices will bring... Read More


Unwanted Thoroughbreds: A Challenge for Sellers

November 02, 2008

With the economy struggling and the buy-back/no bid rates at Thoroughbred auctions rising, the issue of unwanted horses is a growing concern. Antony Beck, president of Gainesway Farm in Lexington, decided to try to do something about it, by... Read More


Thoroughbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

November 01, 2008

Thoroughbreds are great athletes, and they also are great pleasure and companion animals for those who love horses. and are teaming up to bring Thoroughbreds in need of homes to the attention of hundreds of... Read More


Readers Weigh in on Low-Cost Euthanasia Clinics

October 30, 2008

More than 2,370 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do you think low-cost equine euthanasia clinics should be widely available?"

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Mustang Competition Leads to Adoptions, Funds

October 06, 2008

As a Johnny Cash tune played over the loudspeakers, horse trainer Gary Main Jr. coaxed Victory through a display of discipline and skill inside the Wyoming State Fair arena.

Hundreds of potential horse buyers looked on as Victory stopped on... Read More


Horse Rescue Organizations: Questions to Ask

September 08, 2008

Find out what questions to ask before making any commitments a horse rescue.... Read More


Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Fulfills Need

August 11, 2008

With the vision of a few caring people, in 2004 Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y., created the first Thoroughbred adoption facility run as a collaborative effort between racetrack management and local horsemen. They named it... Read More


Endangered Thoroughbreds on the Way to Being Rescued

August 07, 2008

Forty-six Thoroughbreds that wound up on a feedlot in Phoenix, Ariz., are on their way to being rescued, according to the president of a Southern California horse retirement farm who has spearheaded the effort to save the animals.

"I'm... Read More


Largest Wild Horse, Burro Show to be Held in Reno

August 06, 2008

The largest wild horse and burro show in the country is coming to Nevada later this month at a time organizers say it is important to educate the public about the animals and their fate on the range.

The National Wild Horse Center will host th... Read More


Effort to Identify Horses in Seized Herd Continues

August 04, 2008

Last February, the seizure of 45 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from a South Carolina family made national headlines. As court proceedings against defendants Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler about to move forward, the effort... Read More


Big Brown to Run for ReRun in Haskell

August 01, 2008

ReRun, a nonprofit adoption program for ex-racehorses, announced that owners IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa Jr. will have Big Brown, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness (both gr. I), participate in the... Read More


National Fundraiser Designed to Help Equine Rescues

July 25, 2008

On Sunday, Oct. 19, riders and walkers will take to trails across the country for the National Rescue Ride, a nationwide effort to help horse rescues. For at least one rescue,... Read More


Readers Respond: Herd Management

July 09, 2008

More than 2,700 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Should wild horses be euthanized to help control their population growth in the Western United States?"

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Wild Horses: Euthanasia, Changes to Adoption Policy Considered

July 03, 2008

Bonnie Matton, president of the Wild Horse Preservation League, wasn't happy when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it might consider euthanasia as a means to manage wild horse herds, but she wasn't surprised, either.... Read More


Racehorse Rehabilitator Helps Transition to New Careers

July 02, 2008

Hundreds of former racehorses owe their second careers to Leigh Gray. Manager of Dr. Don Shields' lay-up facility, Winner's Circle Ranch in Bradbury, Calif., Gray not only rehabilitates racehorses for a living, she does it in her spare time.... Read More


Wild Horse Population: Government Considering Euthanasia

July 01, 2008

Federal officials are considering euthanizing wild horses to deal with the growing population on the range and in holding facilities, authorities said Monday.

Wild horses have overpopulated public lands and the U.S. Bureau of Land Managemen... Read More


Kentucky Horse Park Hosting Equine Adoption Fair

June 26, 2008

A number of factors have converged to make this a difficult year for some of Kentucky's horses. Equine overpopulation, a challenging economy, and last summer's drought are among the causes of distress that have put Kentucky's horses in the... Read More