Horse Adoption Drive

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Horse Illustrated Horse Adoption DriveThere are horses across the country in need of loving homes. This spring, Horse Illustrated and partner organizations will be helping bring together horses and humans through our horse adoption drive.

Horse Adoption Resources

Homes for More Horses

When she arrived at the Heart of Phoenix (HOP) rescue in West Virginia, Sansa was starving and nearly too weak to stand. The attending veterinarian advised rescuer Tinia Creamer that even with extensive rehabilitation the filly would never be sound and recommended that she be humanely euthanized. But Creamer disagreed.
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Horse and woman in barn

Caring for Horses Through Tough Times

No matter how well they are cared for, many of the horses in backyard pastures or boarding barns will eventually need to be rehomed. This can happen when the animal’s owner becomes challenged by changing finances, illness, age or even death. Still, many owners fail to plan for a time when they cannot keep their horses for any reason.
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Basic Training for Your Horse’s Future

Young horses especially must learn basic skills to establish a foundation for future training and to make them safe for their owners and trainers to handle. Initially the tasks are simple: haltering, leading, and standing for grooming, bathing and routine veterinary and farrier procedures. But they are crucial to the horse’s healthy future.
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Trainer Kristen Breakfield at Horse Plus working with a horse

The Volunteer Spirit

Several times each month, Mary Lou Spellmeyer travels the hour to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in time to bring horses in from their nighttime turnout and begin the morning feeding ritual.

“I have to start out pretty early to be there by 7:30 a.m.,” she says. “But it’s worth it—you do whatever you have to do to help the animals.”
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Back to School for Horses in Need

CSU’s Right Horse program began as a pilot program offered to equine science students as an independent study course. From October 2017 through May 2018, students involved in the pilot worked with six horses that came to CSU from the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, Colo.
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CSU student working with a horse

The Best Therapy

Bud Kamrud has been challenged by muscular dystrophy (MS) all of his adult life. But once a week he is free of the disease’s limitations thanks to a therapy horse named Claude and the staff at the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) Program.
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