Unwanted Horses


Equine Welfare: Lessons Learned

January 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Lenz shares information about the "unwanted" horse and changing perceptions of equine welfare.... Read More


Rehabilitating, Refeeding, and Rehoming Rescue Horses

November 19, 2014

Rescued horses require special care to bring them back to health. Learn how you can help during our live event.... Read More


How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Update

July 07, 2014

The UHC held its annual meeting during the American Horse Council's National Convention and Issues Forum.... Read More


2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More


Caramello Named Director of UHC

May 18, 2014

Dagmar Caramello, MA, has joined the American Horse Council as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition: 2013 Year in Review

February 09, 2014

The UHC works to fulfill its mission to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve equid welfare.... Read More


Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

February 03, 2014

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit.... Read More


Operation Gelding Helps 62 Horses in Four States

November 06, 2013

The Operation Gelding Program castrated 62 horses at five clinics in four states during October.... Read More


Responsible Horse Breeders Council Formed

January 21, 2013

Council members will work to discourage overbreeding and to promote responsible horse ownership.... Read More


Operation Gelding Castrates 208 Stallions in 2012

January 06, 2013

Almost 600 stallions have been castrated since the Operation Gelding program was first in August 2010.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE on "Unwanted Horses" Now Archived

June 29, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on unwanted horses was held on June 22, and the recording is now ... Read More


Equine Welfare Council Discuss Options for Addressing Unwanted Horses

January 20, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council (EHWC) met January 19 in Frankfort to discuss the future of the unwanted horse in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Rusty Ford, chairman of the council,, presided over the meeting that included members... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Newsletter Continues to Educate

January 02, 2011

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Media Roundup newsletter has been educating its readers through articles and events relating to unwanted horses since November 2009.
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Kentucky Veterinarians Curb Unwanted Horse Population

November 17, 2010

On December 4, the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will offer free gelding surgeries for horse owners who cannot afford to have the surgery performed on their stallions.... Read More


Castration Clinics Address Unwanted Horse Issues

October 13, 2010

When Alison LaCarrubba, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, head of the College of Veterinary Medicine's equine ambulatory section, learned the Unwanted Horse Coalition would lend financial support to establish a castration... Read More


Unwanted Horses: Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations Unable to Keep Up

October 07, 2010

Each year there are about 100,000 unwanted horses in the United States, too many for the registered equine rescue and sanctuary groups to handle, according to a recent survey by researchers at the University of California, Davis. They found that th... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Announces Operation Gelding

August 30, 2010

Prevent unwanted horses by gelding your stallion or by providing the event at which other horse owners can get their stallions gelded. The Unwanted Horse Coalition's Opera... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Materials Available

August 13, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) continues its efforts to educate the industry about the issues relating to unwanted horses and owning responsibly. The UHC has prepared and distributed a variety of materials that will educate horse owners on ... Read More


Taking the Initial Step for Unwanted Horses

July 16, 2010

Taking the initial step to help unwanted horses is critical to solving the problem of excess horses facing the horse community. The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) new handbook, Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Ho... Read More


1,600 Unwanted Horses Receive Spring Vaccinations

July 14, 2010

This spring, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) vaccinated 1,600 unwanted horses against critical equine diseases. Established in December 2008, UHVRC provides qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities with complime... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes on Additional Goals

July 02, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met in Washington, D.C., during the American Horse Council's Annual Meeting on June 21, 2010, to discuss the next steps, strategies and goals of the organization. "After four successful yea... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes the Next Step

June 21, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, now in its fifth year, adopted a multifaceted strategic plan June 21 designed to continue advocacy and education programs but move the organization to the next level. Coalition members met in Washington,... Read More


Free Updated Unwanted Horse Coalition Brochure Available

April 29, 2010

"Own Responsibly: The Problem of the Unwanted Horse" brochure has been updated and released by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).

The brochure details such aspects of the UHC as its key mission to educate horse owners abou... Read More


Unwanted Horses an Urgent Issue, Survey Says

April 03, 2010

What to do with unwanted horses is the most urgent issue facing the equine industry, according to responses from a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. ... Read More