Adoption

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Horses Up For Adoption After Neglect Case, Foreclosure

December 23, 2009

Unexpected guests often drop in over the holidays, but what if your drop-ins were an entire herd of Quarter Horses?

That’s what happened to Falmouth, Ky., equine rescue facility Speak Up For Horses, when 48 mares, stallions, an... Read More

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Zenyatta Paintings to Benefit Thoroughbred Adoption

December 21, 2009

Two "Moneigh" paintings created by Zenyatta will be available for sale in ReRun's eBay store December 26, 2009. On that day Zenyatta, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner with an unbroken 14 for 14 win record, will make her final ... Read More

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250 Horses Find Homes through Adoption Service

December 21, 2009

Just in time for Christmas, more than 250 horses have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.

The service is a bulletin board on whic... Read More

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Kentucky Unwanted Horses Addressed in New Report

December 18, 2009

The number of Kentucky horses abandoned by their owners rose through 2009, according to a report released by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) this week. County officials, rescue operators, and KHC members provided data for the report, which com... Read More

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Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

November 26, 2009

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

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Free Horses: All-Breed Adoption Service Launched on TheHorse.com

November 24, 2009

In honor of this Thanksgiving season, TheHorse.com is proud to announce it has opened a no-cost listing service for any breed of horse that is free to a good home.

Horses of any age, breed, or sex are eligible to be placed on the... Read More

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Readers Open Their Barns for Adoptable Horses

November 20, 2009

More than 1,040 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever adopted a horse?"... Read More

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Safety Net for Appaloosa Horses Established

November 10, 2009

In March 2009, the Appaloosa Horse Club members received an e-mail blast about a family with 80 Appaloosa horses they needed help finding homes for as they could no longer afford to feed them. Just two months later, two month-old Appaloosa... Read More

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225 Free Horses Placed via Adoption Listings on TheHorse.com

November 09, 2009

In a little more than a year, 225 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.

The service is a... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Owners Pledge Winnings to Racehorse Adoption Group

November 02, 2009

The connections of seven Breeders' Cup starters have pledged a percentage or portion of their earnings to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, which has five facilities in four states.

New Vocations said Oct. 30... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park, Equine Humane Center Partnering

October 23, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center are partnering in a new project to assist Kentucky's unwanted horses.

Last week the Kentucky Horse Park became aware that some pregnant Thoroughbred mares were in need of a home.... Read More

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Seized Texas Arabians Placed in Adoptive Homes

October 19, 2009

The majority of the Egyptian Arabian horses removed from a Texas breeding farm in August are now residing in new homes.

More than 70 animals were removed from the Renazans... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Training Symposium a Success

October 14, 2009

The Retired Racehorse Training Symposium at Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville, Md., featured 13 horses at various stages of post-race training. Steuart Pittman, a Maryland horse trainer who conceived of and conducted the event, focused... Read More

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Horse Rescues Prepare for Long Winter Ahead

October 11, 2009

Tawnee Preisner doesn't need a calendar to know that winter is approaching--all she has to do is count the number of inquiries she receives from horse owners wanting to place their animals at her California equine rescue. Calls from financially... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Training Clinic Draws Crowd of 350 From 10 States

October 08, 2009

"The ticket sales to this event prove that people's fascination with the Thoroughbred horse remains strong," said Steuart Pittman, the Maryland horse trainer who conceived of and conducted the Retired Racehorse Training Symposium at Maryland... Read More

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Selling Your Horse To a Good Home

October 06, 2009

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UK Horse Charity Promoting Retired Horse Adoption

October 05, 2009

The Horse Trust has launched a horse placement plan in response to demand from desperate horse owners affected by the credit crunch.

The charity has seen a large increase in enquiries from cash-strapped owners who need to rehome their horse... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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More than 200 Horses Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

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

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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