Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation

Article

'Lily' Adopted

May 23, 2016

Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey adopted the mare who recovered after being pelted with a paintball gun.... Read More

Audio

Caring for Your New Horse

May 21, 2016

Are you getting your first horse or first horse in a long time? Our experts will help you navigate equine ownership.... Read More

Article

Rhode Island Man Found Guilty of Abusing 'Lily'

May 20, 2016

The 20-year-old mare was pelted more than 100 times with a paintball gun and abandoned. She has since recovered.... Read More

Congratulations to Jessica Gonzalez and “Revel,” whose story won our fan-voted Rescue to Rockstar contest. “Revel is the love of my life, my inspiration to rescue, and my best friend," said Gonzalez. Read Revel’s story <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheHorse/photos/pb.56880838282.-2207520000.1462537448./10153869700493283/?type=3&theater" target="_blank">here</a>.

Article

'Revel' Tops TheHorse.com's Rescue to Rockstar Contest

May 11, 2016

Jessica Gonzalez's story about her former carriage horse Revel garnered 691 reactions from TheHorse.com Facebook fans.... Read More

Congratulations to Jessica Gonzalez and “Revel,” whose story won our fan-voted Rescue to Rockstar contest. “Revel is the love of my life, my inspiration to rescue, and my best friend," said Gonzalez. Read Revel’s story <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheHorse/photos/pb.56880838282.-2207520000.1462537448./10153869700493283/?type=3&theater" target="_blank">here</a>.

Slideshow

2016 From Rescue to Rockstar Contest

May 10, 2016

Readers submitted stories of their horses that have made vast improvements since being rescued or adopted. ... Read More

Article

Enter The Horse's 'From Rescue to Rockstar' Contest

April 19, 2016

Submit your rescue horse's story for a chance to be featured on TheHorse.com and entered to win a prize pack!... Read More

Article

California Horse Herd Seized

March 10, 2016

Officials seized 23 malnourished horses from a Riverside County farm.... Read More

Arizona authorities seized two malnourished horses from an owner allegedly unable to care for them.

Article

Two Malnourished Arizona Horses Seized, One Euthanized

February 22, 2016

The owner allegedly purchased the horses on Craigslist but was unable to care for them.... Read More

Article

Surrendered Horse Herd Receiving Rehabilitative Care

January 08, 2016

Twenty horses are recovering after they were surrendered to animal welfare authorities in Orangeburg, South Carolina.... Read More

Article

More Horses Seized From Florida Rescue

December 28, 2015

The rescue made news in 2014 when its operators were found guilty of multiple counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.

Article

The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More

Article

Adopting a Horse This Holiday Season? Rescuers Share Tips

December 24, 2015

Get tips on what to consider when preparing to adopt and bringing home your rescue horse this holiday season.... Read More

Article

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

Article

Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More

Blog

Adopting Aging Equids

November 10, 2015

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" month. Have you adopted or taken in a senior horse? ... Read More

Nigel Miller, a senior veterinary student, administers a sedative and painkillers with help from Brent Winston, head trainer at Harmony Equine Center.

Article

CSU Vet Students Help Rescued Horses, Gain Valuable Skills

October 15, 2015

Supervised by veterinarians, the students practiced castrations on Quarter Horses rescued from a Texas ranch.... Read More

Article

Days End Farm Horse Rescue Earns International Accreditation

October 11, 2015

The farm has met the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries' standards identifying legitimate rescues.... Read More

Article

Zayat Stables to Donate Some of American Pharoah's Earnings

August 25, 2015

Zayat Stables will donate a percentage of the Triple Crown winner's earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

Article

Oklahoma Racetrack Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

August 24, 2015

Remington Park has adopted a policy that denies stall space to those who sell retired racehorses for slaughter.... Read More

Article

NYSGC to Host Retired Racehorse Summit on Sept. 1

August 06, 2015

The summit will feature Thoroughbred and Standardbred aftercare leaders, accredited organizations, and more... Read More

Article

Coping With Horse Rescue Costs

July 09, 2015

From investigation training to bringing charges, take a look at what it costs authorities to seize maltreated horses.... Read More

Article

Texas Horse Shot After Fleeing Flood

June 01, 2015

Authorities say the wounded horse is expected to survive after being shot two or three times in the head.... Read More

Article

New Vocations to Build New Racehorse Retraining Facility

May 30, 2015

The new facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and multiple pastures and paddocks.... Read More

Article

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

Article

Maltreated, Injured Horses Abandoned in Louisiana

May 09, 2015

Two horses are receiving care and another was euthanized after authorities found them in St. Tammany Parrish.... Read More