American Horse Council Guide Helps Horse Owners and Rescuers Care for Neglected Horses

The Caregiver's Guide is the AHC's newest horsecare brochure
Click the image to download the brochure.

The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the availability of a new brochure, done in partnership with AHC sponsors Nutrena, Intervet/ Schering-Plough Animal Health, and the American Farrier’s Association.

As many of us are aware, the plight of the neglected horse continues to worsen.  As more horse owners step in to help, many are looking for guidance, as they have cared for horses but may not have experience with horses in this particular state before.

The Caregiver’s Guide to Rehabilitating the Neglected Horse shows horse owners who have rescued a neglected horse how to properly bring that animal back to a healthy state, without overly stressing their already fragile state.  Sections include proper feeding, proper vaccination & deworming practices, and hoof care.  “The American Horse Council is thankful that, in working with our members and sponsors, we are able to provide resources to help horse owners and potential horse owners to rehabilitate neglected horses,” said AHC President Jay Hickey

The Caregiver’s Guide was introduced at the recent AAEP Convention, and received much welcome from the veterinarians in attendance.  The printed copy contains a page with coupons from Nutrena and Intervet products, as well as a coupon for a new discounted individual membership with the AHC.  Anyone wishing to obtain printed copies of this brochure can contact Ericka Caslin of the Unwanted Horse Coalition at or 202-209-4031.

The Caregiver’s Guide (minus the coupons) will also be available for download on the Resources page of the Unwanted Horse Coalition website, or click the image above.

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  1. This is a wonderful undertaking, but we must get to one of the underlining problems, DOMESTIC BREEDING. As a owner of a Wild Mustang I am committed to that cause, but domestic breeding must stop. What does anyon need with 10 horses??? If one can feed and vet them ok, it’s just a matter of common sense that people do not have these days. Think of that when you want to breed your mare so you can have a “cute” foal. Think of that please.


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