adoption

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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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present ’35 Years Of Second Chances’ At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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ASPCA Grants $225,000 To Help Rehabilitate And Retrain Retired Racehorses

ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced it has granted $225,000 to nine equine rescue groups to support their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to prepare retired racers for new homes and second careers after […]

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Support For Equine Aftercare: 47 Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support To New Vocations

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support racehorse aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its ninth year, the Pledge has raised over $480,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. “New Vocations is a program the […]

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The Right Horse Initiative Launches Adoptable Horse Listing Website

The Right Horse Initiative is launching My Right Horse, an innovative web-based platform that connects potential adopters with available horses. My Right Horse simplifies the process of searching for and adopting a horse by collecting information on adoptable horses into one location and standardizing the quality of information, photos and videos for available horses. My Right […]

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New Vocations Adopters Shine At United States Pony Clubs Champs East

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program fielded a team of 31 horse-and-rider pairs at the United States Pony Clubs Championships East at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on July 27-29. Adopted Thoroughbreds and their Pony Club counterparts competed in the Pony Club Challenge competition in four disciplines: Dressage, Western Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping. The Pony […]

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