New President for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

August 25, 2003

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Board of Directors recently named Terence Collier president of the organization at its most recent meeting. Collier, best known in the horse racing industry as the director of marketing and the sales... Read More


IVERCARE--Because You Care Award Finalists Announced

June 17, 2003

Public to Decide the Winners

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the IVERCARE--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100... Read More


Ivercare Because You Care Award Finalists Announced

June 13, 2003

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the Ivercare--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100 organizations and individuals were nominated for the... Read More


Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to Hold First Annual Open House

May 20, 2003

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) farm based at Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, Ky., will be having its first annual open house on June 6. Events begin at 10 am and last until 2 pm.

Twenty TRF horses will be... Read More


ReRun to Operate Farm, Educational Center in Maryland

May 05, 2003

ReRun Inc. has assumed management of Greener Pastures Equine Sanctuary, a 160-acre estate along the Sassafras River near Cecilton, Md., donated by the Wear Family. The facility, which was previously managed by Thoroughbred Charities of America... Read More


North Carolina Horse Rescue Groups Deal With Drought Aftermath

April 16, 2003

Last year’s drought continues to affect horse owners in Franklin, North Carolina, according to, the web site of News Channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC. Many of the horses have ended up on horse rescue farms like The North... Read More


Foster Homes Needed For Military Pets

April 04, 2003

Steve Albin, who operates, had a good idea that has nearly taken over his life. Albin was told that during Desert Storm, many military personnel were forced to give up their pets because they had no place to leave them when they were... Read More


TRF to Create Secretariat Center at Kentucky Horse Park

April 01, 2003

Two of Kentucky's most famous industries, bourbon and horse racing, have united to raise money for a new 25-acre center at the Kentucky Horse Park to facilitate adoption of former racehorses. Since 1996, Maker's Mark and Keeneland have produced ... Read More


All-Thoroughbred Horse Show to Benefit Retired Racehorse Adoption Programs

March 17, 2003

For the third consecutive year, ReRun, Inc. and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption programs will co-host the All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show to be held on Sat., May 31 at Turfway Park. The Keeneland Association and Turfway Park have signed on... Read More


Results of Four Months of "Matchmaking"

June 19, 2002

Each week, for the past four months, has featured a different horse in the Matchmaking: Adoptable Horse section of The Horse Health E-newsletter (sign up at This sectio... Read More


Wild Horse and Burro Management

January 01, 2002

"Be it enacted by the Senate and Horse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of... Read More


Chincoteague Ponies

October 10, 2001

Chincoteague is such a unique name and place that it is impossible to confuse it with anything or anywhere else. From children who have read Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague, to travel buffs who ended up on the island in search of... Read More


Heads Up!

October 02, 2001

Don’t know about you, but I am asked to work with a number of worthwhile causes each year—human and horse. I’ve gotten better over the years at saying no, just because if you get involved in... Read More


PMU Foals Arrive at Ryerss Farm for Adoption

September 28, 2001

On Sept. 6, the usually serene and peaceful atmosphere of Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa., was transformed into a spirited playground upon the arrival of 50 new foals. Even after their long journey from a ranch in North Dakota,... Read More


Internet Adoption Of Wild Horses and Burros

June 01, 2001

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management will be holding an on-line Wild Horse and Burro Internet adoption June 28-July 19. Your family can adopt a horse or burro with just a click of your computer's mouse. There will be 44... Read More


MSPCA Launches Search For Loving Homes

April 20, 2001

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm has launched a search for permanent homes for Clydesdales Surprise, Joe and Prince; Tulip the Pygmy Goat; and a host of brown Swiss Cows. The... Read More


Foal Adoption Program Offered by Ryerss

March 16, 2001

In September of this year, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will offer its third annual NAERIC (North American Equine Ranching Information Council) Foal Adoption Program. A representative from Ryerss will travel to a PMU ranch in North Dakota to purchase... Read More


Online Mustang Adoption a Success

January 01, 2001

Thirty-five mustangs recently were adopted via cyberspace in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sixth Internet auction. More than 288 e-mail applications flooded into BLM computer in-boxes during the three- week... Read More


PMU Foals Arrive

December 01, 2000

Young exuberance greeted elderly wisdom in October at Ryerrs Farm for Aged Equines. Thirty-five foals were brought from pregnant mare urine (PMU) ranches to the farm in Pottstown, Penn., for a brief respite before their adoptive owners took them... Read More


Wildfires Spark Wild Horse Adoption

September 01, 2000

Severe drought conditions and recent wildfires throughout the western United States have destroyed thousands of acres of habitat for America's wild horses and burros (WH&B), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting emergency... Read More


Adoption Organizations: Charity Begins With Homework

July 01, 2000

If you're in the equine industry, you can't help but know about the many groups that struggle daily to save horses and give them new lives in better homes. You see their ads in local horse magazines, get their pleas for contributions in the mail... Read More


Wild Horses Available With A Few Clicks

April 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a Wild Horse Adoption live on the Internet starting April 12, 2000. The upcoming adoption will offer 9 saddle broke horses from Wyoming, 20 halter broke horses from... Read More


Rio Vista Products Unites Rescue Agencies

March 01, 2000

James B. Towle, president of Rio Vista Products, announced March 13 that he will offer all equine rescue agencies as much space necessary on the company's web site and in its Journal, so they may list their horses that are available for... Read More


Millennium Mustang Adoption -- A Success in Cyberspace

February 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started the new millennium off in a big way—adopting 35 mustangs through cyberspace. Over 288 applications flooded into BLM computer e-mail in-boxes during the three week... Read More


1977 Champion Filly Our Mims Enters ReRun Program

September 24, 1999

Thanks to Bourbon County Times writer Jeanne Mirabito, 25-year-old Our Mims now has a chance to live out her life in a manner befitting a racehorse who was once at the pinnacle of our sport.

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