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Horse Adoption and Welfare

An increasing number of horse owners are choosing to keep horses that they don't ride. Owners of companion horses have created organizations to promote and encourage keeping of non-ridden horses. Some owners practice liberty and other forms of...
There are plenty of reasons why off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have become the horse of choice for riders from all disciplines. They're athletic, they're usually seasoned veterans of travel and busy environments, and they're not bad to look at, either. In...
The ASPCA's Help a Horse Day is recognized annually on April 26. The day kicks off the Help a Horse Home challenge, where equine adoption organizations compete to match horses with good homes and can win grant money to...
Edited Press Release The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced the participants in its annual Help a Horse HomeSM: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge. More than 170 equine organizations from 41 states and Puerto Rico are...
Skye Quarter Horse cross Mare 13 years old Gray, 14.2 hands Is this horse trained to ride or drive? Both What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for? Intermediate What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for? Hunter, Jumper,...
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...
Training a wild horse is different from training one that has been around people since birth. It’s important to be realistic about your expectations, as each horse is unique and will have different needs. Annie MacDermaid, a top trainer...
There are horses across the country in need of loving homes. In 2019, Horse Illustrated and partner organizations will be helping bring together horses and humans through our horse adoption drive. Visit this page for updates showcasing adoptable horses, featured...
Nine years ago, national dog and cat advocate Christy Counts got her first horse. “It was kind of an adult passion,” she says. Counts had always loved horses from a distance, but she’d never had the opportunity to have one...
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...
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