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Horse Adoption, Welfare, and Charities

Volunteer Mikhail Proctor grooming a horse at the Kentucky Equine Humane Society

Helping Hands

Caring for one horse is a large responsibility. Overseeing the well-being of 50 horses can be daunting. However, the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) has the capacity to house that many horses at any given time, and managing their...
The current economic downturn and the closure of the United States’ three horse slaughter plants have caused a surge in the number of unwanted horses. The question of where they will end up looms over the heads of horse...
By Bryan Waldridge, DVMFew sights are worse than the tragedy of malnourished or starved horses. It is important to consider that not all underweight horses are the victims of abuse or neglect. Occasionally, horses may have or be recovering...
Throughout 2009, Horse Illustrated has taken you inside the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) in Nicholasville, Ky., for an overview of equine rescue. Hopefully the information you’ve learned has shed some light on the rewards and responsibilities that come...
Here in the United States, there has been a great deal of press on the plight of horses abandoned, neglected and surrendered to rescues in the wake of economic recession. However, even at the low point of the economic crisis,...
When horses arrive at a rescue facility with their hooves in poor condition or a severe hoof ailment, it’s a major cause for concern—as the saying goes, "no foot, no horse.” Depending on the hoof issue, it could affect...
Adequate food, water, health care and space are the bare essentials a horse needs to survive. Unfortunately, there are many horses that don’t receive these fundamentals. Although horsekeeping styles may vary, there are key signs that indicate a horse’s...
In the search for a new horse, you dedicate as much time and effort as necessary to be sure the horse you choose is the right fit. If you make the decision to adopt a horse, you need to...
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