Unwanted Horse Coalition: 2013 Year in Review

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has operated for more than seven years under the auspices of the American Horse Council. Its mission is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.

The UHC fulfills its mission through its website, strong committees, educational materials, hands-on projects directly benefitting horses and horse owners, and a constant enews summary.

The UHC has been working on many different projects in 2013, including:

  • The UHC’s "Operation Gelding" program continues to be an industry role model for castration clinics and castration clinic grant programs. The program has aided in the castration of 849 stallions in 28 states since its inception in September 2010.
  • The UHC is a partner in The Equine Network’s A Home for Every Horse program (AHFEH). AHFEH is a universal website where rescues may list their horses available for adoption. The service is free and available to all 501 © (3) registered facilities.
  • The UHC is still distributing Dr. Jennifer Williams’ book “How to Start and Run a Rescue.” The book is $20, which includes shipping and all proceeds go to the Operation Gelding grant program. 
  • The UHC website [www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org] still provides information for horse owners and lovers alike. We currently have a list of over 700 facilities that accept horses listed on our site, all categorized by state. 
  • The UHC has a variety of materials at the public's disposal from brochures and flyers, to surveys and handbooks. These materials are all available for free download on the UHC website.

In 2014, the UHC committee chairs will begin to discuss updating UHC materials, hosting UHC webinars, and UHC regional meetings.

For questions about the UHC or how you can get involved, contact UHC Director Ericka Caslin at ecaslin@horsecouncil.org or call 202/296-4031.

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