Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Arizona Agency Seeks Horse Owner

May 08, 2015

Authorities are seeking the owner of a horse apparently abandoned earlier this month in Maricopa County.... Read More


NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Finger Lakes

May 04, 2015

The New York track received "best practice" grading in the area of aftercare and transition of retired racehorses.... Read More


10 Equine Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Resources

April 30, 2015

Rehabilitating and reconditioning injured or out-of-shape horses can be daunting, but don't worry … we're here to help. ... Read More

In honor of "Help a Horse Day" on April 26, we asked our readers to share photos and success stories of horses they've rescued or adopted. Here are a few of their stories.


Helping Horses Through Rescue or Adoption

April 24, 2015

Here are a few of the stories and photos from our readers about horses they have rescued or adopted.... Read More


Equine Rescue Groups to Compete to Help At-Risk Horses

April 19, 2015

More than 100 participants will take part in the ASPCA's 2015 Help a Horse Day grants contest.... Read More


Accused Louisiana Horse Shooter Arrested

April 14, 2015

A Louisiana man has been arrested for allegedly starving and shooting a pair of horses and maltreating two others.... Read More


TRF Launches Seventh Annual Hay Drive

March 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation expects its hay costs in 2015 to exceed $220,000.... Read More


Charges Dismissed in Vermont Arabian Horse Cruelty Case

March 01, 2015

Animal cruelty charges against a Vermont woman accused of maltreating 23 Arabian horses have been dropped.... Read More


Oregon Horse Herd Seized

February 27, 2015

Authorities have seized nearly 40 allegedly maltreated horses from a farm in Dallas, Oregon.... Read More


Arizona Miniature Horse Association Vice President Charged

February 24, 2015

The Miniature Horse Association of Arizona's vice president has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts.... Read More


Oklahoma Man Charged With Maltreating Horse Herd

February 12, 2015

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple charges after more than 80 horses were seized from his Muskogee County property.... Read More


New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Maltreating Horses

February 09, 2015

A woman has pleaded guilty to maltreating 36 horses on her Hamptonburgh, New York, property.... Read More


Texas Woman Pleads in Horse Herd Removal Case

February 03, 2015

A Texas woman pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge connected to the removal of 28 horses from her business.... Read More