From Helping To Hoarding: A Slippery Slope For Some

Rescuing a horse is a noble endeavor; to attempt to ease or relieve a horse’s suffering is a gut reaction for many human beings. However, there are times when well-intentioned people go astray, taking on too many animals in need of assistance and getting in over their heads. Many times, the horses ends up worse […]

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Equine Welfare Data Collective Releases Inaugural Report

The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) is proud to announce the release of its September 2019 Report. The inaugural report contains an assessment of data from 2017 and the first half of 2018 of at-risk and transitioning equines and the organizations assisting them. The EWDC analyzed responses from 253 nonprofit, 501(c)(3), and municipal organizations across […]

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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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Inexpensive Tool Could Aid In Equine Rescue

Horses that are trapped or those that are down and cannot rise present a unique and difficult situation for rescue workers: They are generally much too heavy to move easily and the slings that are available to help move the horse are quite expensive, between $2,000 and $5,000 each. Additionally, these slings are typically only […]

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Equine Rescue of Aiken Helps Horses And Animal Control Officers

Founded in 2006, the Equine Rescue of Aiken is a sanctuary for horses that has placed more than 900 equines into new homes. The horses, which mainly come from the Aiken community, could be retired racehorses or they may have come from abuse and neglect situations; the organization has between 60 and 65 horses in […]

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TRF ‘Steps Up’ In Collaborative Effort To Rescue Four Neglected Horses

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, working in partnership with the authorities and several other horse rescue organizations, has taken in four horses from an equine neglect case in New York’s Hudson Valley. TRF was alerted to this large-scale rescue in early March and responded immediately. In a collaborative effort with ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, New York Thoroughbred […]

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No One Wants To Tell You No And Other Wisdom From An Equine Rescue

The Square Peg Foundation is a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited, nonprofit organization based out of Half Moon Bay, CA. Founded in 2004, the organization was begun to create a more-powerful therapeutic riding model. Using donated and rescued horses, a variety of students celebrate their interests and use the horses at the Foundation to connect with one […]

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Rescued Mini Horse In Rhode Island Diagnosed With Strangles

An isolation barn in Providence County, RI, is under quarantine after the confirmation of Strep equi from a nasopharyngeal sample. The affected equine is a 2.5-year-old Miniature Horse that had been bought by a New Hampshire-based rescue from an auction in Pennsylvania; the mini was then brought to the farm in Rhode Island, where it […]

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Holly In The Hayloft: Virginia Horse Rescue Goes Viral On Facebook

A 12-year-old mare followed her stomach into the hayloft of her barn in Virginia on Sunday night, according to, and like most horses was unable to negotiate the stairs back down to the ground. Holly’s misadventure eventually culminated in a successful four-hour rescue by Culpeper County’s Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Large Animal Rescue Team. […]

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