Racehorse, Greyhound Adoption Fair Oct. 17

October 05, 2009

The U.S. Trotting Association and the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will team up to present an adoption fair featuring racehorses and greyhounds on Saturday, October 17. The event will be held at the Museum, at 240 Main Street in Goshen... Read More


Horse Rescues Get Creative to Combat Donation Recession

October 01, 2009

In a stubbornly stagnant economy and with winter fast approaching, equine rescue operators are finding creative ways to attract financial support from beyond their traditional contributor bases.

Equine welfare agencies began to feel the... Read More


Retired Racehorse Training Project to Debut in Maryland

October 01, 2009

Both the Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association are supporting a new project to train Maryland riders to work with ex-racehorses.

Maryland trainer Steuart Pittman, Jr. of Dodon Farm in Davidsonville is kicking off... Read More


Nearly 100 Thoroughbreds Placed through Maryland Group this Year

September 30, 2009

Maryland's Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. (TPR) is a 501(c)(3) charity that was created by Thoroughbred horsemen for Thoroughbred horsemen as a way to retire former racehorses. Last year TPR placed over 150 horses. This year, they... Read More


Mustangs Find New Homes on National Adoption Day

September 28, 2009

More than 400 mustangs found adoptive homes this weekend during a series of National Wild Horse Adoption Day events sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and wild... Read More


National Wild Horse Adoption Event Today

September 26, 2009

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: 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... Read More


More than 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

September 24, 2009

Success stories on's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds climbed steadily toward number 200, but as we waited to declare reaching the benchmark of our 200th adoption, we got a surprise--horses 200 and 201... Read More


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