Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation


California Horse Herd Seized

March 10, 2016

Officials seized 23 malnourished horses from a Riverside County farm.... Read More

Arizona authorities seized two malnourished horses from an owner allegedly unable to care for them.


Two Malnourished Arizona Horses Seized, One Euthanized

February 22, 2016

The owner allegedly purchased the horses on Craigslist but was unable to care for them.... Read More


Surrendered Horse Herd Receiving Rehabilitative Care

January 08, 2016

Twenty horses are recovering after they were surrendered to animal welfare authorities in Orangeburg, South Carolina.... Read More


More Horses Seized From Florida Rescue

December 28, 2015

The rescue made news in 2014 when its operators were found guilty of multiple counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.


The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More


Adopting a Horse This Holiday Season? Rescuers Share Tips

December 24, 2015

Get tips on what to consider when preparing to adopt and bringing home your rescue horse this holiday season.... Read More


The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More


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

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