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
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
September 28, 2009
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
September 24, 2009
Success stories on TheHorse.com'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
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
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
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
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
September 09, 2009
We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through TheHorse.com's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into... Read More
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
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
August 24, 2009
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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
August 03, 2009
Only nine months after launching TheHorse.com'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
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
July 09, 2009
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
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
July 07, 2009
Four Standardbreds listed on the TheHorse.com'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
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
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
June 04, 2009
TheHorse.com 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 TheHorse.com's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.
The... Read More
May 26, 2009
May 18, 2009
In response to the plight of abused and neglected horses, the Kentucky Horse Park last year held its inaugural John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.
"Last year's adoption... Read More
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