adoption

The Right Horse Initiative Receives AAEP Lavin Cup

The Right Horse Initiative has received The Lavin Cup from the American Association of Equine (AAEP) in recognition of the nonprofit organization’s innovative approach to solving the growing problem of horses in transition in the United States. Known as the AAEP’s equine welfare award, The Lavin Cup recognizes a nonveterinary organization or individual that has […]

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BLM Needs 15 Years And $5 Billion To Get Wild Horse Population Under Control

The overpopulation of wild horses on federal lands has been an issue for years. There are currently over 88,000 wild horses and burros on land that has been determined to be suitable for 26,500 horses. When the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act went into effect in 1971, the goal was to stop and reverse […]

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Presque Isle Downs Opportunity to View, Meet And Purchase Racehorses Ready For Second Careers

CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) is excited to announce the fourth annual “End of Meet Showcase” to be held at Presque Isle Downs on October 12, 2019. Sponsored by Presque Isle Racetrack and Casino, the Pennsylvania HBPA and Wales Veterinary Practice, this is an opportunity for off-track-thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 40 horses will […]

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ASPCA Offers Grant To Help Offset Transportation Costs Of Adoptable Horses

The ASPCA Help a Horse Home℠ Equine Adoption Challenge was created in 2013 to provide a day of recognition for equine organizations that help home at-risk horses; it also encourages community members to join in their equine adoption efforts. The 2019 event saw great collaboration between organizations participating in the challenge, crossing both state and […]

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New Vocations Receives $30,000 In Grants From ASPCA Help A Horse Home Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has received a total of $30,000 from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) as part of its annual Help a Horse Home Challenge. The nationwide competition for equine rescues, shelters and sanctuaries is designed to increase equine adoptions around the country. New Vocations earned a $25,000 prize […]

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BLM Considering Spaying Mares For Population Control Of Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering spaying wild mares in Oregon in an attempt to see if the procedure could be used to control wild horse populations on a larger scale in the West. Spaying is not a routine procedure for wild mares, but the BLM is hopeful to use the Oregon mares […]

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The Right Horse Initiative Awards $275,000 To Increase Adoptions In Appalachia

The Right Horse Initiative, a program of the WaterShed Animal Fund, has awarded $275,000 to Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue to significantly expand their support of at-risk horses in Appalachia. Heart of Phoenix, located in Huntington, West Virginia, has been helping horses in transition since 2012. The grant will allow them to make capital improvements, […]

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Safe Passage Program Offers Retiring Standardbred Racehorses Safe Place To Land

A new program called Safe Passage has been started by Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program in Arcanum, Ohio. The program was created to help Standardbred racehorse owners ensure their horse has a safe place to land after it retires from racing. Starting Gaits was founded in 2013; it has placed more than 600 Standardbreds into […]

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New Vocations And Rosie Napravnik Join Forces To Open Satellite Facility In LA

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced they have expanded their efforts by opening a satellite facility in Covington, Louisiana.  The new facility will focus solely on taking in horses retiring from one of the four Louisiana racetracks as well as training centers and farms within the state. Last November former jockey Rosie Napravnik initiated talks with […]

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Statistics Show Most Horses Need To Be Re-Homed More Than Once

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), operating since 1989, compiled its data on the number of homes an adopted horse needed, based on the information it has collected from 1992-March 11, 2019. The number of horses this data is based on is 1,692. 1 Home       8.5% 2 Homes     49.0% 3 Homes     20.0% 4 Homes     10.5% 5 […]

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