Adoption

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301 Horses Adopted Via TheHorse.com Service

February 23, 2010

More than 300 free horses have found new homes through the free listing service provided by TheHorse.com since its launch in November 2008.

Originally created to help place Thoroughbreds in new homes, Standardbred listings were added... Read More

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ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption Names New President

February 10, 2010

ReRun, a non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program, announced Feb. 10 that Jane Gilbert has been elected as its new president.

A lifelong horsewoman, Gilbert lives on a 36-acre farm in Titusville, N.J., where she and her husband breed... Read More

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MSPCA Overwhelmed by Surrendered Horses

February 05, 2010

Horse surrenders throughout New England have reached a critical point, said the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Horse owners are battling the high costs of feed, hay, and stabling amidst a poor economy. T... Read More

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Racehorse Adoption: New Vocations Places 330-Plus in 2009

February 02, 2010

New Vocations racehorse adoption program placed more than 330 retired racehorses into new homes and careers during 2009. The program, which has facilities in Lexington, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, has adopted more than 3,000 retirees into ca... Read More

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Ohio Track Offers Help for Horses at Risk

January 22, 2010

Cincinnati's River Downs Race Track has established a "surrender stall" program for horse owners who can no longer care for their animals. The program was established in response to the Read More

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Guide to Rehabilitating Neglected Horses Available

January 11, 2010

Want to rehabilitate a neglected horse but don't know where to start? A new brochure from the American Horse Council might help.

The new brochure, done in partnership with AHC sponsors Nutrena, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Hea... Read More

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CANTER Opens Kentucky Chapter

January 06, 2010

CANTER is now offering its nationally-recognized Thoroughbred networking service to Kentucky horseman with the opening of CANTER-Kentucky. Watch for volunteers as they begin track visits immediately to offer free sales listings, includin... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Support Offered by Jockey Club

January 05, 2010

Thoroughbred owners and breeders will again have the opportunity to participate in a voluntary checkoff program that contributes to Thoroughbred aftercare programs. Owners can indicate their participation when they register their 2010 foals.Read More

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Tulsa Police Horse Adoption Aided by Community

January 05, 2010

Using community resources, the Tulsa, Okla., Police Department successfully placed eight laid off police horses with five non-profit organizations. The horses will continue to work in therapeutic programs.

Due to dropping revenues an... Read More

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Equine Rescue Places 123 Thoroughbreds in 2009

January 03, 2010

 Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the ec... Read More

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Equine Foster Homes Needed in Texas and Arkansas

December 29, 2009

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a rescue organization that helps horses, donkeys, and mules throughout Texas and Arkansas. The organization has taken in more than 125 horses and investigated over 250 neglect cases in 2009.

Law en... Read More

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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