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Adoption Myths

Although perceptions are changing, there are still some stigmas about adoptable horses. Hilary LoBue is still amazed when she talks about Napoleon, the 9-year-old gray Andalusian-cross pony she adopted from the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, four...
With their bellies full and nothing to do but fool around, the little herd of nursemare foals at Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue cavorts and kicks and rascals around in the Florida sun. The good news is that with round-the-clock...
In the early 1900s, Jill Girardi-Thomas’s father, Monte, started a business using his team of horses and a wagon to haul potatoes at Chicago’s South Water Market. Years later, he bought his daughter her first horse. Today, Girardi-Thomas breeds...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: I’m wanting to adopt an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) and help him through the last stages of rehabilitation from minor racing injuries. What are the...
In Oakland, Oregon, the 1,120 acre Duchess Sanctuary is home to 196 horses and donkeys rescued from public lands, slaughter, the pharmaceutical industry, and other horrific situations. Forty-five of the Sanctuary residents are over the age of 20, making them...
Catch up on Flickers' story so far in part one and part two. By summer’s end, the mums outside the barn have opened up to share their autumn colors and the flowering vines have reached their full pink glory. Flickers...
Photos courtesy Maker's Mark Secretariat Center With summer coming to an end and back-to-school bells starting to clang in Kentucky and across the country, Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center has taken on its next class of shining pupils that are earning...
The cavernous golden nostrils sniffling and snuffling the bars of the dark stall caught my attention. I reached out to touch the horse’s nose and noticed a hand-written note attached to the stall door: "No Treats.” It seemed like a...
If you’re a people person with a passion for horses in need, running an equine rescue may be the perfect fit for your skill set. Karen Gustin, Executive Director for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) in Nicholasville, Ky.,...
What do you do when your two passions are riding horses and the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry? For me, it’s simple. Find sound, sane, well-conformed Thoroughbreds from great connections in the racing world, unearth their natural skills and...
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