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Horse Owner Help Resource

Here are some organizations offering help and alternatives for horse slaughter!

Missing/Stolen Horse Assistance:
Click the link for Netposse.com.  On Netposse.com you can post missing/stolen horses, found horses, and horses that you may have sold and would like to find out where and how they are.  You can also look to see what horses are missing or stolen in your area so that you can help keep a lookout for them!  It is a wonderful site for horse owners! 


There is a link in the left menu for NIP Registry: http://www.netposse.com/NIP.htm

The NetPosse Identification Program (NIP) is NetPosse's database for anyone wanting a registry for a horse or tack - the horse doesn't have to be registered or even microchipped. You can include scars, markings, tattoos, brands, etc.
When someone finds a horse we can search that database to see if there is a match and notify the owner immediately. Also, those currently registered in the database will have their horse/tack posted to the website much more quickly than current listings because we already have their information and pictures readily available.
As I mentioned before, there is no way to mandate scanning at auctions or slaughter houses. However, when a horse is missing or stolen, slaughter houses can be notified, and that is why we need the public to post flyers at auctions. If found at the slaughter house or auction, then the chip will provide positive proof of ownership. Without the chip, those places can easily say it was just another sorrel quarter horse. If someone spots a possibly stolen/missing horse at one of these places, they could request the horse be scanned. Authorities could possible detain the horse until that time, but without any notice of a positive ID, there is no way they can hold that horse and it will disappear again. 
That's just a basic summary ... I hope the link answers any other questions. If not, please feel free to ask!
7. Microchipping
    Posted by: "gatornsass06" gatornsass06
    Date: Sun Mar 1, 2009 6:50 pm ((PST))
I have been reading the threads about Microchipping because it's
something I've been thinking about doing for my horses.  I went to the
Net-Posse site to look more closely, and I have a question.  What is
the NetPosse Identification Program registration?  It doesn't give any
details, not that I can find anyways.  In what ways would having a
microchipped horse help if he/she is stolen?  Would it help prevent
slaugher or sale at auctions?  Thanks for your help!

~ Angela Kirby ~
NetPosse.com Executive Coordinator
Horse Theft Education Begins Here!
Volunteer AND Victim: www.netposse.com/Volunteer_Victim_StolenTack.htm
Express Yourself ~ www.cafepress.com/ponyexpressions


Hay Assistance:

The Intentional Horse #32 - Helping Hands for Hungry Horses

Posted by: "Barbara Anne Dunn" eldespejo@yahoo.com   eldespejo

Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:19 am (PST)

Barbara Anne Dunn     
We have walked together in the shadow of a rainbow. ~Native American saying

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From: Kay Aubrey-Chimene - Editor <Kay@TheIntentionalHorse.com>
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This crisis is not just in Arizona ...
Today's article is specific to the crisis in hay prices here in Arizona and at least one program that is trying to help.  But, of course, hay prices continue to escalate throughout many area of the country. 
If you are in a position to help and want to do so in your local area, there may be a similar program set up. Not everyone can rescue or adopt a horse.  But if you can spare even $20 please think about sponsoring a horse through one of these agencies or your favorite Equine Rescue Organization.
If you know of these programs, please forward their contact and program details to The Intentional Horse and we will post them on our new Equine Food Banks page.
Kay Aubrey-Chimene
Publisher and Editor
Helping Hands for Hungry Horses  
Recently, many dedicated horse lovers have been sharing information about groups that are showing up to help horse owners who are having difficulties paying the rapidly increasing costs of hay for our beloved horse companions.  We wanted to do our part to share some of the information that has come our way.  
In some areas hay has jumped by 30 - 50% up to over $20 per bale.  In others, hay is very hard to find at all.  Hay farmers have had their own economic set backs (economy and drought) and are being offered premium prices to sell their product overseas.  This may come back to haunt them later when their loyal customers have found alternate suppliers.  But for now, those of us who raise or rescue horses are scrambling to pay the higher prices. 
Here at Grand Adventures Ranch, we are stretching our feed dollars by adding calories with copra (shredded coconut meat after the oil has been pressed out).  Others are switching to alternate hays, pellets and more grain, which can cause health issues if protein levels go to high.  But, stiff joints are better than starving.
A couple of organizations trying to help have come to our attention this week:
This is a recent email from the  Arizona Coalition for Equines
At this special time of year, moments of reflection reveal gratitude for the blessings in our own lives, and the realization of the challenges faced by others in need.
Times are tough in our state and across the nation.   A temporary helping hand can make the difference in keeping equines well cared for and in their homes.   The ACE Assistance Fund offers temporary, short-term help to equine owners, law enforcement agencies, and rescue/sanctuary organizations dealing with financial hardship in providing adequate care for their equines. This program is funded entirely by donations. The ability of ACE to provide assistance depends on the generosity of a caring and compassionate community.
Your donation of $20.00 can purchase one bale of hay, and will feed one horse for approximately five days. The cost of feed is projected to rise over the next few months, magnifying the need of equine caregivers already facing financial challenges. A $50.00 donation will help pay for hoof care.   Will you help us help them?
Donations accepted via Paypal on the ACE website (http://www.arizonacoalitionforequines.org/).  Or checks may be sent to:
Arizona Coalition for Equines
9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Suite 105 pmb-183
Tucson, AZ 85749

Please join us in our celebration of the Holiday season by helping others in need .  The Arizona Coalition for Equines is pending 501 (c) 3 status.
Here is a link for a flyer for someone needing assistance .  If you know of anyone needing assistance to feed their horses, you can contact the number on the flyer - Kari at 480-381-4410
CLICK HERE to donate to ACE  
For information regarding the ACE Board of Directors
There is also a group in Colorado that is set up to help strapped horse owners:
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank™ is a nonprofit foundation developed to address the growing challenge associated with feeding
Colorado horses whose owners have been impacted by the current economic
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank™ is a subsidiary of the Horse Care Program,™ a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation. The Foodbank was formed to keep people and their horses together during difficult financial times by providing food grants and locating facilities that can provide interim help during a crisis.
Donations can be sent to:
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank
5178 South Elk Ridge Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
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 [New post] The Emergency Hay and Feed Program

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Fri Dec 9, 2011 7:58 am (PST)
New post on Habitat for Horses
The Emergency Hay and Feed Program
by Jerry Finch
So what is a horse owner to do? Hay costs have doubled, grain is going up, but not very many people have understanding bosses that will double their income until next Spring. Folks are searching for some answers to a very serious problem.
Read more of this post
Jerry Finch | December 9, 2011 at 9:22 am | Tags: disaster, emergency, Habitat for Horses, hay, horses, money, rescue, slaughter | Categories: Life and love in the world of horses | URL: http://wp.me/p1zH9q-64
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Food Bank For Horses Opens In Mount Airy, Maryland To Help Owners Who Have Fallen On Rough Times



The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition started a hay bank in Michigan in Jan '10. 

Check them out here: https://michiganhorsewelfarecoalition.org/Hay_Bank.html


Hay bank located in Northern California:  http://backinthesaddleproject.com/


Colorado Horse Hay Food Bank. They offer interim and long-term assistance in supplying hay to strapped owners. Contact them through their web site at www.horsefoodbank.org.


Colorado Horse Rescue has recently implemented a program where they will provide $250 in hay money for strapped horse owners.  Information is available at their web site at www.chr.org.


To Our Friends:

We are proud to introduce our new non-profit that has recently been founded by Doris Buckley.  The group is called “Stamp Out Starvation Of Horses”, or ‘SOS’.  We are currently awaiting finalization of a 501c3 filing as a registered non-profit.

It is our intention to provide funds for feed and medical care for horses whose owners are unable to care for them due to sudden financial hardship.  We are also working closely with Cheryl Flanagan of “Save The Horses”, to provide backup funding for her rescue work.

We have launched a web site at www.sosofhorses.com, and encourage you to take a look at our mission statement, and read the stories of the horses that have inspired us to take on this cause. 

The upcoming cold winter months will provide a challenge to us, and we hope to bring in enough donations to meet the demand on our services.  Many people have relied on grass pasture to feed their horses and, as the grass dies back, more and more horses will be going hungry.

Please help fund this important mission through Paypal or check.  Details are contained on our web site.  Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated.  Cross-post this request to your friends, and if you have suggestions of corporate sponsors, please let us know.

On behalf of all the horses in Georgia, thank you so much for assistance.


Doris Buckley

Cindy Singer

Sue Crane

Stamp Out Starvation Of Horses, Inc.

1111 John Wood Rd.

Clarkesville, GA 30523



I wanted to give a suggestion I've found to be affective here in Kentucky. Year before last hay was so overpriced horses were flying thru the auction for 10 and 15 dollars (True story) and farmers were turning unwanted animals loose. Last season we had a surplus of hay and the farmers are leaving it to rot in rolls in the fields.  

My suggestion is this... 

Tell everyone who will listen to network and encourage whoever owns abandoned hay to donate it to the humane society or animal shelter. IT'S A GREAT TAX DEDUCTION! Also encourage those (like you) who have taken on the expenses this kind of rescue is associated with to ASK about surplus hay. Ask neighbors, friends, farmers or anyone at the feed store. Post an ad at the local auctions and feed stores since (believe it or not) most cattle farmers still don't have a computer. Offer to trade out work or services for this hay. They just might accidentally make some friends along the way.

Fight the good fight, 



(Note from Brandi:  This is located in Washington state.)


Dear HHF Members & Friends,

The big news this month is that the Foundation has launched its long awaited Project Safety Net program designed to essentially double the equine rescue resource available in Kitsap, Mason and Jefferson Counties by helping committed owners who are struggling financially to keep their horses in safe homes.

Horse Harbor has partnered with Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene and Sunrise Equine Rescue in Grapeview in a concept called in-place-rescue, in which temporary financial aid and assistance is provided to keep horses from neglect or the need for rehoming.

"If we don't have to rescue a horse that might otherwise end up in need, we have essentially saved a spot in our rescue sanctuaries for another,"  Allen notes.

Unlike the aborted hay bank program that the Foundation attempted with a local animal control agency last winter, Project Safety Net will do much more than simply provide hay to horse owners struggling in today' economy to keep their animals properly, but also a variety of other basic needs for those who qualify and have made a commitment in writing to keep their horses if temporary assistance is provided.

This includes farrier work, feed and supplements, minor veterinary procedures such as tooth floating, shorterm boarding assistance and wormer and other essentials for equine health. 

The program has been funded by a national charitable organization that invited selected equine sanctuaries around the country to participate in a grant designated specifically for this purpose.  Horse Harbor and its partners have received $15,000 to launch Project Safety Net and they hope to expand this fund with donations from the local equine community and other sources.

"Unlike that program last winter, Project Safety Net will be a hand up, not a hand out,"  Allen said, noting that there was no real effort made then to qualify owners truly in need and much of the hay distributed was either wasted or given to those who could afford their own.  Horse Harbor eventually severed relations with that effort due to what it considered mismanagement and Project Safety Net is not affiliated or associated in any way with any governmental or animal control agency.

"This is a program operated entirely by professional nonprofit equine rescuers and horse owners trying to do the right thing for their animals can turn to us for help knowing there is no animal control authority involved in any way,"  Allen continued.

In other news, the Board met in September to finalize our new policy regarding participation in local horse shows by our student members and other matters.   Maryann and Julie were given direction in developing a new policy for next year, with participation in these based soley on volunteer work at the farm and not extra lessons as we experimented with this year.  We feel that every student at the Foundation school should have exactly the same opportunity and there should be no financial consideration involved.   This new policy will be approved and published before the show season starts again next year.

We sadly accepted the retirement of Martha Wightman, a long time Board member, at the meeting.   Martha's daughter Chloe had been a student member until graduating last year and moving on to college, and she thought the time had come for her to step aside.  Her contributions over the years have been far too many to mention and she will be sorely missed.    The vacant position on the Board will be filled as soon as possible.

And finally, welcome to the six newest members of our resident herd of rescued horses;    Liberty,  Ace, Sedona, Sonny, Maggie and J.D.  This brings our permanent herd size to 32, the number we will maintain now as attrition occurs.   We were able to save these wonderful new additions to our Foundation family thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, The Manor Farm Inn and Mrs. Sexton next door, whose farms we can now use as permanent homes for some of our horses. 
Allen Warren
Horse Harbor Foundation
(360) 692-2851
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."  GHANDI


Domestic Violence Assistance For Pets:

Domestic Violence intervention projct  RE  battered women  with  hor

Posted by: "therapuppy" therapuppy@yahoo.com   therapuppy

Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:55 pm (PDT)
My group is forming a collective of foster homes that will care for an abuse victim's pet while she seeks shelter in a crisis center/ safe house. Too many women stay with an abusive partner because they are
afraid to leave their pets alone with the abusive person.
So we are a group offering these women a safe place for their pet
If anyone should wish to be on my master list of foster homes drop me a line. We need such home across New England.
There are guidelines for Foster homes safety and we request you follow them. All calls go through our office (or a designated Call screener in your area) and the FOster homes remain anonymous, for their
own safety. The Call screener makes the arrangements to transport the horse/pet, and is the one that calls potential Fosters and asks if they can foster this particular pet. Fosters can of course decline for any reason.
If you would like to be a Foster or a call screener ( they are the only ones that have their number given to local crisis centers and police/ they never foster animals) I can send you a link to our yahoo group. The group is private and was created for Fosters and Call screeners to have a safe place to discuss the program or an issue with a fosered animal.
email me at therapuppy@yahoo.com (therapuppy @ yahoo.com)


Sling and Emergency Supply Assistance:

Rocky Mt. Horse Rescue

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:45 am (PST)
Rescue Equipment
As we mentioned last Spring, RMHR is very pleased to announce the ability to provide FREE rescue equipment for any organization or individual in Colorado who has the need. With the help of a grant from the Lauretta Boyd Charitable Trust and our wonderful major donors: Carole Kenney, Nancy Gooding, Sue Tinder, Harriet Weisenthal, Robyn Thurber, Bini Abbott, Heather Christie, Sally Larsh, Susie Stroh and Nancy Reed, we have been able to purchase several valuable and life-saving tools.
a.. 2 complete sets of the Anderson Sling -- in 3 sizes! (Large, medium & foal/pony)
b.. A "Glide" for dragging a recumbent (downed) horse out of a field or enclosure with extra slip sheets. The "Glide" can also be used to pull an animal into a trailer for transport to a hospital or similar care facility
c.. A portable Dura-Pic Tripod for suspending an animal in a sling.
d.. Helicopter sling rescue equipment.
e.. Gel pads to protect from pressure sores.
f.. Leg Supports
Our slings have been used by vet clinics and even to rescue a horse who fell into a swimming pool. We have also suspended "Lucky", the life size training model provided by Shirley Hoffman of Horses Forever, in the rescue sling as an exhibit at the Colorado Horse Expo and Halloween for Horses. We will continue to use "Lucky "in future seminars/expos to help train vets, firemen, owners and any other rescue personnel interested in the use of the rescue equipment. For more information on our rescue equipment please reference this One Page Overview.
In the future we hope to purchase an Emergency Animal Lift (e.g. to lift a fallen animal on the road to get him/her on his feet and out of danger). In addition, we would like to retrofit a trailer to provide an equine ambulance for transporting an injured standing animal who needs sling support; or for a fallen animal who needs to be winched in while down for transport to a clinic or safety.
Of course, we hope to achieve these goals with the help of all of you - our very generous donors.
"Regardless of which path one chooses to get to Heaven, the best way to arrive there is on a horse."


Horse Placement Assistance:

Fw: [New post] Fort Erie track offers barn, feed to needy horses

Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:46 am (PST) . Posted by:

"Marge" redmm97

Respond to this post by replying above this line 
New post on Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog 
Fort Erie track offers barn, feed to needy horses
by canadianhorsedefencecoalition 
by Susan Salk on November 9, 2012
Sasha's Girl in temporary stall
At the Fort Erie racetrack, where the distance to the Canadian slaughterhouses is frighteningly short, and where there are no laws or racetrack policies against slaughter, help for Thoroughbreds has recently risen up from the grooms, owners, trainers and racetrack officials themselves.
With the season over at a facility that this year grappled with the sudden loss of its revenue-generating slot machines, the track family has stepped forward, offering a barn, feed, shavings and other donations to help horses whose careers are over.
For Alexis Kacho-Sinke, founds of Thoroughbred re-homing organization Second Start Thoroughbreds, tears come quickly these days as she arrives at the stall of a horse in need of help.
Please continue reading here
canadianhorsedefencecoalition | November 22, 2012 at 12:52 | Tags: Alexis Kacho-Sinike, Fort Erie racetrack, horse slaughter, Second Start Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbreds | Categories: Horse Racing, Horse Slaughter, Success Stories | URL: http://wp.me/pUJ26-1ag 
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CHDC launches “Homeless Horses” page on our blog

Posted on

We’ve launched a new page on our blog for those horses who are especially at risk due to circumstances beyond their control.  We have one entry so far and the page can be viewed here:


Because this is volunteer run, regrettably, we can’t post every horse that is looking for a home but will concentrate on those who are at imminent risk.  We ask for your understanding.



Fw: [New post] Racehorses of Canada – networking to place Tho

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:04 am (PST)

New post on Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog
Racehorses of Canada – networking to place Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds
by canadianhorsedefencecoalition
A Facebook page has been created to network for former racehorses both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds.
From the Facebook page:
I've heard and read of so many ex racehorses being sent to auction marts once their racing careers are over.They did their part and I strongly believe that they deserve a second life. The one that many other horses enjoy. A pet or a good trail companion. So I've decided to create this page to post the off track Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds that are up for adoption across Canada. Please help the...se lovely creatures find new homes!
I do not own any of these horses but am trying to find them homes. If you own a TB or STB or know anyone who needs to rehome their off track horse, please contact me via racehorsesofcanada@live.com. I will post them on this page.
Again, I don't own any of these horses. Or any of the photos accept the profile picture. If anyone is interested in any of these horses, please use the contact information beneath the horse photo to get a hold of the owner or rescue.
I'm doing this for the off track horses. They need a home and love too. And a chance to know what relaxation is. Give them a chance.
Any questions, tips or concerns, please mailto: racehorsesofcanada@live.com . Thanks! And don't forget to share!
canadianhorsedefencecoalition | January 16, 2012 at 13:51 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pUJ26-DW
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The Jockey Club Launches “Thoroughbred Connect” to Assist in Placement of Horses

The Jockey Club today announced the launch of Thoroughbred ConnectTM, a free online service designed to assist with placement of Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing or breeding careers. A component of The Jockey Club’s Interactive RegistrationTM, Thoroughbred Connect enables Registry customers to express their willingness to be contacted by the possessor of a horse in the event the horse is in need of placement. Those interested in providing assistance or aftercare have the ability to attach their name and contact information to the electronic records of Thoroughbreds within The Jockey Club’s database using Thoroughbred Connect. Similarly, a person who is seeking placement for a Thoroughbred in his possession can log into Thoroughbred Connect and request the contact information attached to the horse. The possessor of the horse may then contact that prospective owner directly to perform due diligence and discuss potential arrangements to transfer the horse.

Thoroughbred Connect is accessible directly at thoroughbredconnect.com.

Read more at http://jockeyclub.com/mediaCenter.asp?story=490



Interactive Connect from Jockey Club

Info link:
Many of you may already know about this, but there is now "Thoroughbred Connect".  If there is a particular horse you are interested in providing "aftercare" (that's the term they use) for.  I guess it's kind of like putting yourself on the horse's emergency contact list.  However, I think the owner/trainer has to then list the horse as needing aftercare, I don't think  it automatically forwards your contact info to the owner/trainer until they list it as needing aftercare, at which time the owner/trainer will be given information to contact you about the horse.
I think this is largely intended so that former owners/breeders can list horses they would take back or work to find a new home for if they need assistance in the future.  Of course, if there is a particular horse you just love, it works for that too, you don't have to be a former 'connection'.
There is also a list of 'horses needing aftercare' but there are no pictures & it really provides little information---just the horse's name, dam's name, gender, birth year & a link that will give you race history & you can buy old race video of the horse, so I think it's more geared towards people that already know these horses & not just a general 'horses for adoption' type site.
Might be a good resource for people looking for their old horses or a horse they used to know.


(Note from Brandi:  This has a list of horse rescues across the nation.  Please check out any rescues thoroughly before donating your horse to them.)

From: Rescue Me! <RescueMe@rescueme.org>
Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Subject: Fw: New Animal Rescue Guide (help spread the word!)
Dear Animal Rescuer,
Please forward this to anyone involved with animal rescue.
The nonprofit World Environmental Organization recently launched the
world's most comprehensive guide to Animal Rescue Groups:
Tens of thousands of groups, helping all breeds of dogs, cats, horses
and other animals, in over 150 countries, are listed.  The site also
features a worldwide directory of wildlife rehabilitators.
Visit www.RescueShelter.com now to see if your rescue group is listed.
If not, click the 'Add Site' link to add your group. If already listed,
click the small 'X' next to your group's name to edit your listing.
Thank you for helping spread the word!
Jeff Gold
Founder, The Rescue Shelter Network
Don't miss our emails, add RescueMe@RescueMe.Org to your address book.
Rescue Me! and The Rescue shelter Network are free services of
the nonprofit World Environmental Organization: www.World.Org
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, #2001, Washington, DC 20006, 1-800-800-2099


A local rescue NorCal has a pen at the front of the rescue by the gate for anyone to surrender a horse, from the blog:

The paneled pen the Girl Scouts were working on is a very special and unique pen. The first of its kind in the United States that we know of. This pen is a Safe Surrender Site for horses. So many times horses are abandoned because their owners feel shame or embarrassment because they no longer have the means to care for their horse. Their excuses are over. Anyone at any time can anonymously surrender a horse into this pen free of charge.
We are looking for Safe Surrender sponsors for the horses. Sponsors we can count on to cover the cost of the Safe Surrender horse. We are not sure how the Safe Surrender Site will be utilized, but we are sure that it will be as horses have been dropped off through our gate before. Now there is a safe location where anyone can drop off a horse anonymously. If you are willing to pledge for the care of a horse when it is dropped into the Safe Surrender Site, it will really ease our minds. We need pledges that cover $200 per horse to cover their initial care and a holding period, so any amount that you can pledge will really help! We will start putting the word out there that this is available. Please contact us if you can help.


NorCal Equine Rescue "NER" is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, tax ID # 20-1156396

We are dedicated to preventing cruelty to equines of all kinds: horses, ponies, mules and donkeys. 

NER was founded in 2003 on the belief that if everyone does what he or she can, then much will be accomplished...



Fwd: [againstslaughter] Racetrack to introduce "surrender stall"

Posted by: "jswan0415@aol.com" jswan0415@aol.com   jswan0415

Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:39 pm (PST)
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From: Janine Starykowicz <jrstark@barntowire.com>
To: againstslaughter <againstslaughter@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 19, 2010 7:08 pm
Subject: [againstslaughter] Racetrack to introduce "surrender stall"
Racetrack to introduce "surrender stall"
January 20, 2010
An Ohio racetrack plans to introduce a "surrender stall" for any
racehorse owner to leave an animal they feel they can no longer care for.
The initiative at River Downs racetrack is in response to the deaths of
around a dozen horses in the care of a Clermont County trainer who used
the track to work with horses.
He has since been charged with animal cruelty and abandonment.
The course said it wanted to be proactive to ensure such an outcome for
the horses never happened again.
The track, which hopes to have the stall in operation for racing in
mid-April, undertakes to care for any surrendered horses until they can
be rehomed.


CONGRATS to thehorse.com -- now THREE *FREE* adoptable horses areas

Posted by: "AnnMarie Cross, Crosswinds Equine Rescue" lists@cwer.org   amcross

Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:40 pm (PST)
Some time ago, they opened an area to list TBs in need of new homes -- FREE. Then they got a sponsor and added a standard bred board. Now, in time for thanksgiving, they have added a free "all breeds" option as well!!
This is a great offering on a national site to help people in trouble find places for their horses and fast. for rescues who have horses with zero adoption fees (such as pasture companions), this is a BIG step forward in visibility for these horses.
Looks like the site could use a bit of search tools built in, but I'm still thrilled to see they keep trying to make a difference in this issue.
visit thehorse.com -- info is right on their home page.






Fellow rescuers ... Amanda Sorvino and Charise DeMao are thrilled to announce the launching of a new, national campaign to rescue, adopt out, and sanctuary retired/discarded service horses. You might be asking ... "What is a service horse?" A service horse is any horse who lived its life working for the American public. Camp horses, therapy horses, 4-H horses, blind school horses, etc. These horses have lived their lives helping us, sweating for us, and putting a smile on our faces. It seems unjust and even pathetic that statistically, most of these dutiful and benevolent working horses end their careers in a slaughterhouse.  

In decades past, these poor, "yesterday's cake horses" had no hope. Frank Carper's Sale, (Camelot Auction, formerly called "Bunchies") New Holland Sales Stables, The SugarCreek Horse Auction, The Unadilla Sale, and NJ's own slaughterhouse for horses, Bravo Packing, and many others like them were the only options they had. Until now ...

 SAVE OUR SERVICE HORSES  will change the unfair options of the past. Idealistically, if this campaign works, service horses will now have the chance to leave their old careers behind and haul off to a rescue/sanctuary instead of a slaughter sale. 

 Horse rescues from PA, NJ, NY, KY, TX, GA, WA, AL, WV, and OR are all on deck to save these amazing service horses and place them in permanent homes and sanctuaries cross-country. They will engage in a systematic plan to ensure these horses' futures ...

 Here's how it works: 

We will be E-mailing you an official letter about our campaign to print out and mail to your respective equine assistance service programs. You will invite these programs out to your rescue facilities, offering to provide them with references upon request. You will tell the programs that when the time comes for their service horses to retire, they should give you a call. Rescues will offer to go to the facility to take photos of the horse/horses, gather info on  age, medical history, characteristics and disposition, and projected date of retirement. You will then offer to post photos and bios of these retiring horses on your websites and through our national network. The more advanced notice they can give you, the faster our campaign can work to find prospective adoption homes for retiring service horses. Inform the organizations that you will have a very strict adoption contract in place signed by all parties involved, stipulating, that for any reason, if they cannot fulfill their obligations for the welfare of the horse they must return him/her immediately to your care. Let them know that all references are fully checked and that stable and pasture checks are completed before an adoption is commenced. 

How will this campaign be marketed? 

We will be developing a national service horse website, highlighting the participating rescues.  Rescues can log in and update the public on their service horse rescue stories and successes. 

A national press release will follow, targeting horse loving America and including the website for our campaign. We expect the media to jump on this ... since most kids in America have either ridden a horse at a lesson facility, summer camp, or 4-H program at some point in their childhoods. This press release will be E-mailed to all participating rescues, so they, in turn, can pass this on to their local media.  

As Paul Sorvino best put it ...  

"They served us for years  ... Save them now."



National Show Horse Registry to the Rescue

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Thu Jul 2, 2009 2:07 pm (PDT)
National Show Horse Registry to the Rescue
by: Edited Press Release
June 26 2009, Article # 14429
The National Show Horse Registry (NSHR) announces the opening of the National Show Horse Foundation. The Foundation will accept donations in support of their program for the rescue/re-homing of National Show Horses.
In addition to financial assistance, the NSHR will accept pledges to provide:
a.. Pasture board for retirees
b.. Stabling and/or training/re-training for potential re-homers
c.. Veterinary/farrier services
d.. Horse care supplies
e.. Feed
Owners of National Show Horses and Show Horse Alliance-enrolled horses unable to care for them may apply for assistance on the website, where a special form will be posted soon.
The ability to help will be totally contingent upon everyone's generosity. When properly funded, the program will provide assistance on a first come-first served basis to approved horses.
The NSHR looks forward to expanding the program to include NSHs found at auctions or abandon.
Information on corporate sponsorships for this program will be released soon.
Donations to support The NSHR Rescue/Re-homing Program may be sent directly to:
National Show Horse Registry
10368 Bluegrass Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40299
For donations of services or materials please contact NSHR Chairman David Mikosz through the website www.nshregistry.org or e-mail nshowhorse@aol.com (nshowhorse @ aol.com).


Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:57 pm (PDT)
Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses
by: Press Release
June 04 2009, Article # 14296
TheHorse.com and the U.S. Trotting Association have joined forces to create a Standardbred Adoption Service listing for horses offered free to good homes. This is designed after TheHorse.com's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.
The Standardbred Adoption Service will provide an Internet-based bulletin board for registered Standardbred racehorses seeking new careers. The Standardbred Adoption Service is free to all who use it, both those offering a horse and those seeking a pleasure or companion horse.
See the Standardbred Adoption Service. Its Thoroughbred counterpart, created in November of 2008, has already helped 145 Thoroughbreds find new owners. The listings include athletic, versatile animals with many useful years ahead of them, as well as pasture pets or companion animals.
"The USTA came to us right after we launched the Thoroughbred Adoption Service and wanted to create the same kind of program to help find new homes for retired Standardbreds," stated Kimberly S. Brown, Publisher/Editor of The Horse magazine and TheHorse.com. "I'm only sorry it has taken us so long to get the technology up and going. We've been amazed at how many horses have gone on to wonderful new lives through the Thoroughbred Adoption Service, and we hope to help Standardbred horses the same way.
"I applaud the USTA for being so proactive in working for the welfare of retired Standardbreds," Brown said.
Horses must be offered for free; transactions are the responsibility of the owner or person listing the available horse. Potential new owners will contact the designated person directly. Horses offered can be of any age or gender, but those offering a horse are urged to check references and verify the intentions of the potential adopter (more guidelines for finding a secure home). Opting not to transfer registration papers will ensure a horse does not race again and will not produce a foal eligible for registration.
"We are very excited about teaming up TheHorse.com, a part of the Blood-Horse Publications family, a major Thoroughbred publisher," said USTA Communications Director Nicole Kraft. "Both breeds are very attractive prospects for the pleasure horse world. The addition of Standardbreds to this site expands the audience of potential new owners to those interested in driving and riding. Standardbreds already know how to drive and learn to carry a rider with minimal training. Coupled with their endurance and demeanor, they're a very viable option for many pleasure uses."
The Web site is now open to Standardbred listings. View the list of available horses.


With all these horses needing homes and so many of us full I am working on this site as a companion type thing to what we are doing here. Most are "non urgent" (IE not in danger of death.) If you have a horse that fits in this group and would like them listed please e-mail me.

Please include a contact, as much info about the horse as possible (age,height,rideable,pasture puff, training, medical issues ect.) And of course pictures!!

This is a place for all those horses that need a new home, but can't find a SUITABLE home. With most horse rescues at or beyond capacities we are finding too many horses needing new homes


For those of you that don't realize it we also have a section in wiki for horses available for adoption!


It's about in the middle of the page!!!


Double G Stable and Farms  

Double G Stable Website


This site came through from the Fugly Board.  I looked it over and it sounds like a great resource for horse owners that are in need of help with their horses.  http://www.transitionahorse.com/


breed specific rescue-let's get organized

Posted by: "Kristi Bloom" draft_horse_rider@yahoo.com   draft_horse_rider @ yahoo.com

Tue Jun 3, 2008 4:48 am (PDT)

Hi everyone,
I know that there are a lot of horses that we run across which have a limited time to find a home before being sent to auction or to slaughter.&nbsp; I thought it would help if we had a master list of breed specific rescues or online groups which could network to help a specific breed if we run across one in need.&nbsp; I am sure there is a list out there already, but I don't have one.&nbsp;
This list should include breeds covered, e-mail addy for group/individual, and contact/phone # if applicable.&nbsp; This way, in case one of our breed specific group members is away, we can still get in touch with the rescue group members if need be.&nbsp; So, if anyone (I&nbsp;know we have curly, mule/donkey,&nbsp;and morgan members on here)&nbsp;networks for a specific breed, age group, bred mares, etc let us know, so we can put your contact on a master list so we can quickly contact you or your group in case of time constraints on a possible rescue.&nbsp; Groups/individuals who network without members on here can also be listed so we can&nbsp;better network. &nbsp;I have one for Peruvian Paso's thus far (Susan from the Peruvian&nbsp;group came up with the idea of creating a master list). Multiple groups for the same breed are welcome.&nbsp; The more contacts we have the more lives we may be able to save.&nbsp; Please feel free to add to the list (it
may save a life!)
Peruvian Paso's - Peruvian Paso rescue group - PPasoRescue@yahoogroups.com&nbsp; Must first join at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PPasoRescue/join


PTHA Approves Retirement Program
by Blood-Horse Staff

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 3:56:05 PM
Last Updated: 5/9/2008 3:56:05 PM

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman's Association unanimously approved the formation of Turning for Home, a Thoroughbred retirement program for trainers and owners at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

Sponsored and managed by the PTHA with support from Philadelphia Park, the program will begin accepting horses May 19. Philadelphia Park is the first year-round racetrack to offer such a program.

“It is imperative that horses which are finished racing have better alternatives for retirement than to be sent through livestock auctions, and ultimately sent to slaughter,” Michael Ballezzi, executive director of the PTHA, said in a statement. “It is our hope that by basing our program right here at the track, our trainers and owners will feel more secure in the knowledge that their horses are going to be well cared for when they are finished racing.

“The PTHA is also pleased to announce that Barbara Luna has been named as administrator of our program. She brings to Turning for Home a wealth of experience and knowledge of the racing industry, as well a background in public relations and fundraising. Her passion for both racing and the welfare of the Thoroughbred horse when it is time for his retirement will be of great benefit to the organization.”

Luna, formerly executive director of ReRun, also worked for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation after many years acting as television host for Thoroughbred racing simulcast shows.

Turning for Home will place racehorses with rescue and adoption organizations that are run under guidelines established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.



Hello Everyone,

 I would like to share a website that is allowing people in times of need place a horse they can no longer care for or keep. The horse can come in any condition and for any reason. We have places called "Room For One More" that have given references and are capable of taking on one more to make sure they don't end up starved or let go. We hope that you take a minute to check the site out and please if you have any questions or would like to help let Midwest Equines know.


Thank you for looking 


Jessica L. Timm

Barn Manager
Sleepy Hollow Acres Ranch, Neosho WI 


Emergency Vet Assistance:

This is a website that helps find vets (regular, holistic, etc).  Looks like a wonderful resource!



Re: Funding Help for Surgery

Posted by: "Cheryl 62" cmouyos@hotmail.com   msgooberette

Fri May 29, 2009 7:56 am (PDT)
Hi, The web site is http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/
It is really easy to apply for and it gives you an answer right away then they send you a card in the mail to use at your vet. You do need to check to see what vets in your area will accept them. but there seems that there are more that do than dont. (In my area anyway)
Cheryl "Diamonds In The Rough Farm"


an agency called IMOM.org  offers an online fundraising service for emergency veterinary care.


Gelding Assistance:


For the benefit of Kentucky's horses, free gelding surgeries will be offered at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

This free clinic is being provided by the Kentucky Horse Park in partnership with the Kentucky Horse Council's Save Our Horses fund and the American Horse Council's Unwanted Horse Coalition.

The free gelding surgeries are open to any equine owner who is financially unable to afford the surgeries.  Castrations will be performed by a veterinarian or a veterinary student under close supervision by a licensed veterinarian.  Stallions must be halter broke, in good health, with two descended testicles and be at least four months of age, with current Coggins and health certificate. 

Applications are now being accepted.  A $20 registration fee will be charged per horse to help offset some of the expenses. Surgeries by appointment only.

For information contact Sheila Forbes, 859-233-4305 or Sheila.Forbes@ky.gov (Sheila.Forbes @ ky.gov).

Registration forms can be obtained here: http://kyhorsepark.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=4673%3Afree-gelding-surgeries&Itemid=421


National Gelding Clinic Pilot Program Launched

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:50 pm (PST)
National Gelding Clinic Pilot Program Launched
The current economy has created a greater number of displaced horses, and this trend will likely continue for the next few years. By offering a low cost gelding option to responsible owners, we can help reduce the number of new horses coming into the world during these trying times. Click here to read more (Note from Brandi:  Sorry, the link didn’t come through.)
Clinic Location Date
Ramona 12/03/11
More CA clinics to be announced soon!
Gelding Program Well Received in CA View Press Release
Introduction to NERN's Gelding Program View Video
Be part of the solution!
Sign up and receive updates on what we’re doing and how you can help make a difference for America’s horses. Click here to sign up for mailing list.



The SC Horse Council's Unwanted Horse Committee is developing a gelding program for SC.  They are partnering with several groups who wish to put on free gelding clinics under the guidelines of The Unwanted Horse Coalition Gelding Project grants.   More information will be available on the council's website at www.schoursecouncil.org as it becomes available.  B.B. Weavil chairs the committee and her e-mail is bbweavil@gmail.com (bbweavil @ gmail.com)

This is all I know so I can't answer guestions.



Stop-the-Backyard-Breeder Program:In 2002, FRER implemented this innovative and unique program to target the irresponsible breeding of horses. While FRER can provide direct rescue of mistreated horses, the problem cannot be solved without addressing the issue of horse overpopulation. Similar to spay/neuter programs of animal welfare organizations, Stop-the-Backyard-Breeder program offers a partial reimbursement for gelding stud colts and/or stallions. A copy of the vet bill showing the actual surgery cost should be forwarded to Front Range Equine Rescue, PO Box 307, Larkspur, CO 80118 to receive partial reimbursement (approximately reimbursement is 30% of the surgery expense). This program is funded through grants and private individuals.


Note from Brandi:  I have contacted this organization for more info and this is specifically for stallions that are currently being bred with non breeding stallions being assisted if funds allow. 

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Sent: 3/9/2009 10:47:13 AM


Hello All!

This seems to be a legit site. Wow....I hope this helps some of you out!


Now you have no excuse ...Get those colts cut!
SGS pays your veterinarian directly for 100% of the standard gelding fees. SGS will not pay for any additional procedures or after care, hospital care, IV fluids or anything beyond the normal gelding procedure. No procedure will be paid for where one or both testicles have not descended. The owner is responsible for all care after the gelding procedure has taken place. This service is offered to those who could not otherwise afford the cost of the gelding procedure, while funds are available.


Euthanasia Assistance:

Trails End program

Posted by: "Linda Davis" davlynracine@kingcon.net   equinejunky

Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:05 am (PDT)

This info was posted on a thread I have going. I thought I would pass it along. I did not know about this program. Thought I'd share it.
Trails End Program:
In 2007 special funding was received to initiate the Trails End Program which provides a 50% reimbursement for the expense of humanely euthanizing very old, sick or crippled horses as a means to prevent their disposal at auction and slaughter. The reimbursement also includes 50% for hauling fee, if applicable. We believe no horse should ever end up at slaughter, but those horses whose quality of life is so poor stand more of a chance of being further injured, trampled or killed during transport. To apply, send copy of vet receipt (and hauling invoice) to Front Range Equine Rescue, PO Box 307, Larkspur, CO 80118. Please note this program also applies to owners who need financial assistance with euthanizing their horses for other reasons (i.e., colic, other debilitating illness) that would otherwise be unable to do so.

Linda Davis
The Middle Age Spread
Pike, NH. 03780


Habitat for Horses - Amazing Grace Fund
http://www.habitatforhorses.org/index.html (you'll have to contact them and ask about parameters
Linda Davis
The Middle Age Spread
Pike, NH. 03780


Cremation Services:

Fwd:Cremation Services

Posted by: "May S." mayleen@gmail.com   funchy_crunchy

Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:54 am (PST)

I saw this today, and I thought this is good info for people to know about:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 1:07 PM
Subject: Cremation Services
I just had a vendor call me that I thought I would share with the
group. There have been many discussions about what to do with your
horse after it's died or been put down. There is a company that has
recently started offering cremation services for horses. They're
located in Boonsboro and they do offer pickup service as well. Agape
Pet Services, 301-432-0431. They will be attending the MD Expo in the
Cow Palace if you want to talk with them in person. You may want to
put this info in a file and hopefully you'll never need it, but if you
do, it gives you an alternative to calling the rendering plant.


Humane Disposal Options:

Humane Horse Disposal Options | The Humane Society of the United Sta

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:55 am (PDT)


Assistance Networks:

TB Database is up and running - Cross reference by name to tattoo nu

Posted by: "De Jonas" dejonas@gmail.com   horsingaroundinnc

Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:34 am (PST)
Hi everyone,
I have the thoroughbred tattoo database up and running but I am still
tweaking. This started out to just be for rescued TB's but grew into
something larger. We have entered all the tattoos we are aware of and have
ever identified, not just rescued thoroughbreds.
If you would like to see how it looks and works, you can enter my mare,
Superconi into the name and her tattoo number is E47213. Feedback is
encouraged and appreciated.
You can search by tattoo number or search by name to get a tattoo number.
This is the only tool I know of that will cross reference the name and
display the tattoo number. At this time, I have several hundred horses in
the database and I am still entering the information. There is a password
protected area that you can enter or update info on any horse. When you
search, if there is a result, only the tattoo number, name, and gender will
come up. I have tons of other info and will get that coming displaying in
the very near future. Feel free to use and pass around the link for others.
If you have a TB you would like entered please send me the info and I will
enter it. If you would like to be able to enter your own info, please let me
know and I will give you access.
De Jonas


Thoroughbred tattoo identifications to include more information

The Jockey Club announced the expansion of its free identification information to be made available when checking a horse's tattoo number and shall now include each time a horse is sold at auction. It is hoped that owners and breeders will...

To read the rest of this article, please click on the link below:



This is the link to the Jockey Club where they have tattoo identification services (I have heard that it is free to look up the tattoo numbers now!).  https://www.registry.jockeyclub.com/Registry.cfm?Page=irCommonCustomerLogonForm&LogonMessage=&plurl=registry.cfm&CFID=5056859&CFTOKEN=50433170 


Mustang Brands:

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:10 am (PST)
I am not sure how up to date the phone numbers are.
Mustang Brands:
Angle code used by the Bureau of Land Management to mark mustangs with age and registration numbers
Mustang brand example:
The registration numbers for mustang brands fall into these number ranges depending on the state where the horse was gathered.
Arizona 80,001 - 160,000 (08-16)
California 160,001 - 240,000 (16-24)
Colorado 240,001 - 320,000 (24-32)
Idaho 320,001 - 400,000 (32-40)
Montana 400,000 - 480,000 (40-48)
Nevada 480,001 - 640,000 (48-64)
New Mexico 640,001 - 720,000 (64-72)
Oregon 0 - 80,000 (00-08)
Utah 720,001 - 800,000 (72-80)
Wyoming 800,001 - 880,000 (80-88)
Eastern States 880,001 - 880,100
Here are telephone numbers for BLM offices with local jurisdiction.
AZ 888-231-2582
CA 916-978-4637
CO 719-269-8500
ID 208-373-3822
MT, SD, ND 406-896-5223
NV 775-861-6400
NM, KS, OK, TX 800-237-3642
OR, WA 541-573-4400
UT 801-539-4057
WY, NE 307-352-0292
East of the Mississippi River 703-440-1560
Mustangs are freeze branded on the left neck by the BLM after they are captured. Details such as age and registration number can be deciphered from the brand.
This bay gelding is a 1991 model from Nevada.
1998 gathered horse with a Wyoming registration number.


Multiple Assistance Programs:

RedRover Relief


RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application.

RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/domestic."


Here is a list of organizations that can help owners who cannot afford vet care. A couple are for rescue organizations and homeless pets. Please copy/paste and send this list to anyone you think it might help.
American Animal Hospital Association
"The heartbreak happens all too often ? a pet owner is unable to
afford treatment and their sick or injured companion animal pays the
price. If the owner is elderly, disabled or on a fixed income, the
cost of care may be too much of a stretch for their pocketbook.
Perhaps they have been victimized by crime, property loss or a job
layoff and are experiencing a temporary financial hardship ? making it
too difficult to afford pet care. And some animals, brought to clinics
by Good Samaritans, don't have an owner to pay for treatment. Whatever
the situation, the fact remains the same: When sick or injured animals
are unable to receive veterinary care, they suffer. Through the AAHA
Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured
pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is
experiencing financial hardship."
Angels 4 Animals
"Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner
Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian
angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult
financial situations. At Angels4Animals we believe that animal owners
should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Our
work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across
the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as
possible. Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment
to those pets and pet owners in need."
Care Credit
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care.
"CareCredit, the leader in patient/client financing, has helped more
than 3 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they
needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for
treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan
and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
"The NEED & The HELP: Seniors, People with disabilities, People who
have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any
of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501
(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and
kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save
their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged
individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more
than a diversion."
"Mission Statement:
Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and
abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."
The Pet Fund
"The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that
provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need
urgent veterinary care. Often animals are put down or suffer
needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or
emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must often make the
difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent medical
needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is
to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal
medical care need never be made on the basis of cost."
UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills (this is in England)
"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the
day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a
cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take
it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford
it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately
we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there
are a few charities who may be able to help."
Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:
Corgi Aid
Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery

"From time to time, HandicappedPets.com recognizes a caretaker of
handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little extra
help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to their animal
families that they give up a little more than they can afford."
Labrador Lifeline
LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs
Organizations that offer financial assistance
In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
In Memory of Magic
PO Box 282
Cheltenham, MD 20623
Phone (866)-230-2164 Fax (301)-599-1852
United Animal Nations established the LifeLine fund in 1997 to aid companion animals in times of life-threatening emergencies when their caregivers, with low or no incomes, are unable to afford the entire cost of treatment.
United Animal Nations
P.O. Box 188890
Sacramento, California 95818
Telephone: (916) 429 2457 fax: (916) 429 2456
Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense
P. O. Box 244
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
telephone: (630) 986-9504 fax: (630) 986-9141
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Programs provides financial assistance for emergency medical care for cats.
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
Fax: 888-301-4264
Los Angeles area
Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.
Sue Freeman’s Guide to Rescue Cats website contains a list of pet financial-assistance resources in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
Redwood City area
Pets In Need provides assistance to low-income individuals for veterinary care, including spaying and neutering for their dogs and cats, on a funds available basis. Also assists senior citizens with veterinary care. Regular clinics are held at Senior Centers throughout the area. Senior citizens can bring their companion pets for an examination by a veterinarian and vaccinations for only ten dollars. Low-income seniors can also obtain assistance for other more comprehensive veterinary care through the Crockett Memorial Fund.
Bay Cities area
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is fortunate to have many hospitals and clinics who offer reduced rates and/or the ability for you to pay your veterinary bills on a monthly basis.
Dreampower Animal Rescue's Forever Home program provides assistance to pet owners in need of assistance.
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital offers veterinary services to individuals, over 60 rescue and shelter groups, and to non-profit organizations that are in need of veterinary care for service animals or therapy animals. Our team of seven staff veterinarians and our pool of referral surgeons allow us to care for critically injured animals as well as routine procedures. http://www.hmah.org/pageinpage/whatwedo.cfm
The Nantucket MSPCA offers a number of subsidy programs that provide financial assistance to pet owners.
New York
NY SAVE, Inc., serves the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island by providing funds to low-income pet owners whose pets need emergency veterinary care..
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Volunteer Services For Animals (VSA) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to animal well-being and the promotion of the human-animal bond through programs of education, advocacy, and assistance. VSA provides financial assistance to pet owners for veterinary care.
The website of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association has a list of agencies that offer financial assistance to pet owners in need.
The Good Samaritan Fund at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is used exclusively to treat ownerless or special needs animals that, ideally but not exclusively, also present a teaching opportunity for the veterinary students.
Pet Samaritan Fund provides financial assistance to individuals unable to afford medical care for their pet(s).
If you have a specific breed of dog, contact the national club for that breed. In some cases, these clubs offer a veterinary financial assistance fund. Here are a few websites for groups that provide financial assistance for specific breeds:
Bernese Mountain Dog http://behaf.com/index.html
Corgi http://www.corgiaid.org/
Doberman (special needs) http://www.doberman911.org/
Great Pyrenees http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/pyramedic/summary.html
Labrador Retriever http://www.labmed.org
Labrador Retriever http://www.labradorlifeline.org/
Pit Bull/Staffordshire Terrier http://www.pbrc.net/fund/financial.html
Westies http://www.westiemed.com/
IMOM Diabetic Pet Fund
Diabetic Pet Fund:
Special Needs cats
Cats in Crisis:
Blind Dogs
IMOM Blind Dogs Fund:
Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)
IMOM Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) Kitties Fund
Cats in Crisis Mesa Fund
Cats - Heart and Thyroid
Cats in Crisis Stripes Fund
Cats – Neurological conditions and mobility impairments
Cats in Crisis Gillie Fund
Assistance Dog Partners
FUNDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS (Specific animals needing veterinary care):
The Mosby Foundation
For anyone who would like to know more about Mosby please read his story on www.themosbyfoundation.org If anyone would like to contact me, please feel free. Our e-mail is listed above, our phone number is 540-939-4035.
Our Mission Statement:
The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to assist in the care of sick, injured, abused, neglected and /or homeles dogs in order to ready them for placement in loving and permanent homes.

It's really very simple. A rescue group, foster person, shelter or vet has a dog that requires medical care and there aren't sufficient funds for that treatment. The Mosby Foundation is contacted by a licensed veterinarian with case details. Our Board decides whether we can help, and if so, how.
Many rescued dogs need medical or rehabilitative care prior to adoption. Often dogs lack current vaccinations, need spay/neuter, or have other medical needs.
For example, if there is a dog at a shelter who a vet certifies is healthy, yet has tested positive for heartworm, The Mosby Foundation could decide to provide a portion or all of the funds required for heartworm treatment. The dog would then be healthy and adoptable to a permanent home.
The Mosby Foundation is totally funded by donations and run by a committed group of volunteers.
Carole Adams
President, The Mosby Foundation
Animal Wish List
The "Animal Wish List" yahoo group is a Charitable group where pet owners, animal rescuers and sanctuary owners, and animal lovers come to post messages about the items, supplies, volunteer work, and/or funds they need in caring for animals. Items needed can range from pet food coupons, pet housing and bedding, bathing and grooming materials, building materials needed for barns and fencing, etc.., to funds needed to help pay vet bills or kennel bills etc...and
even volunteer work to care for pets.
Getting some ideas that could prove useful in bringing in much needed funds to pull and vet the animals. Be sure- that if you do join, you sign up for the 'daily digest' so you do not get swamped all day with mail daily digest allows you to get the days worth of info in one email newsletter. Its worth a look-see.......we can all use some inspiration and new ideas.

Ahimsa Foundation
B6 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109
Fax: 617- 227 -3794

website where owners of pets can go to apply for financial assistance for these situations.
American Animal Hospital Association
"Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship."
Angels 4 Animals
"Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment
to those pets and pet owners in need."
Care Credit
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care.
"With a comprehensive range of plan options, for
treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan
and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
"Seniors, People with disabilities, People who
have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion."
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501
(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and
kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save
their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.
God's Creatures Ministry
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
working poor."
"We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."
The Pet Fund
"The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that
provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need
urgent veterinary care."
United Animal Nations
"The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued
animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require
specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve
Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens
and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care."
UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills
"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the
day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a
cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take
it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford
it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately
we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there
are a few charities who may be able to help."
Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:
Corgi Aid
Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery
It's for special needs and senior dobermans who need medical help.You can donate to help them, or have them put your dobie up there if you need help too!!
"From time to time, HandicappedPets.com recognizes a caretaker of
handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little extra
help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to their animal
families that they give up a little more than they can afford."
Labrador Lifeline
LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs


Equine Assistance (Emerg Fund-just for New Hampshire!)

Posted by: "Beth (:" fatoldfarmwife@verizon.net   bethofneer

Fri Jan 8, 2010 11:07 am (PST)
From: pam harrison
Date: 1/3/2010 6:35:06 PM
To: fatoldfarmwife@verizon.net
Subject: equine assistance
I found your website through a link on nhequestians and wanted to
let you know about our organization. WE are called Becky's Gift
Equine Relief. Our purpose is to help horse owners and their horses
in need of assistance. We are not a rescue organization. But are
trying to prevent the need for rescue. We are trying to get our name
out there so those in need will contact us.
We are a non profit 501 c 3 pending, we are only able to help
those in New Hampshire at this time. Getting a non profit up and
running is very expensive as I am sure you know. We have done fund
raising and are in a position to start helping horse owners who are
struggling to care for their horses.
We have a website, www.beckysgift.org, please visit and spread
the word.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Pam
Harrison, at pjmorgan2@aol.com (pjmorgan2 @ aol.com).
Thanks for your time,
Pam Harrison


Original Message ----- 
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 2:38 PM
Subject: Foreclosure Pets Grant
FYI - foreclosure grants to help with those pets given up due to 
foreclosure of home.  For shelters, animal welfare groups, etc.  Also, 
tips for realtors who find pets left behind, tips for pet owners in 
crisis, etc.  Please follow link.



Resources, Grants, & Funding Links

Posted by: "badgirl_cowgirl_1" badgirl_cowgirl_1@yahoo.com   badgirl_cowgirl_1

Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:27 pm (PDT)
Here's some links for various resources, funding & grants - hope this can help those in need! Harley
over 40 links on this site - not all will be applicable)
These two are resources on fundraising & applying for grants:
American Competitive Trail Horse Assc. - ACTHA donates up to 50% of its proceeds to eligible horse charities annually.
United Animal Nations LifeLine Grants - The LifeLine Grant Program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.
American Humane:


Breeder Assistance Programs:

If you guys haven't visited this website, please do. Cathy is getting a lot of breeders of all horse breeds to list themselves and offer to take back or re-home horse they have bred. (This is not a buy-back program, unless otherwise noted by the breeder)


Other pages will be available soon for people looking for horses.

Check it out! 



Educational Resources:

Horses Redefining

The Aftermath of the Recession

For the west coast it was October 2007 when HELOC notices hit mail boxes stating YOU ARE CUT OFF.  For the small farm, ranch, vineyard and small business  homeowners who depended on their home equity lines of credit to operate their businesses it was devastating and downright frightening news.  For many their HELOC was the only resource to maintain the purchasing of goods to resell and for others the collapse of launching new products, services and the advertising it takes to be heard amongst the deep pockets of big business.  Money dried up as jobs were cut, homes, farms, ranches and vineyards were lost while horses were tossed into wild environments where they had little chance of survival.  As training opportu­nities shrank and the expos dried up with 30-50% less atten­dance reported across the country I had to redefine my busi­ness by taking in boarders and finding temporary jobs saving my farm and horses from the auction block.  My heart bleeds for those who lost ALL including their pets, spouses and dig­nity. 

Moving forward I’ve turned to the horses and ask “what do you want me to do”, “where do we go from here”.  The answer was clear and unanimous “let us support the people who are seeking their hearts for meaning and direction.  Let’s open the barn again to hurting horses and owners who are confused and scared”.   With the help of the horses we are a newly defined herd providing hands-on, horse provided workshops that teach people money saving horsekeeping tips that have spared me the expense of a veterinarian visit for my horses in over 7 years.  Cost saving techniques to maintain healthy horses from hoof to tail which creates harmonious behavior that directly relates to training and safer riding.  Retreats for horse and non-horse people alike seeking a soulful journey through a horse experience without the pressure of riding.  Plus  rescue reha­bilitation for horse owners who are new to the challenges of the complex issues a rescue horse brings to the relationship.   To learn more visit my websiteat www.MissyWryn.com or call 888-406-7689

Hands-on Horse Workshop Dec 1st

Body Condition & Groundwork


Equine Cancer Society

The Equine Cancer Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of all horse owners on equine cancer. ECS also helps to provide funds for equine cancer research.

Email:  equinecancersociety@mail.com

Website:  http://www.equinecancersociety.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/EquineCancerSociety


Online courses

Posted by: "drkellon" drkellon@gmail.com   drkellon

Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:40 pm (PDT)
Hi All,
I would like to let you know of a variety of affordable online courses on equine nutrition and health issues. These courses are very flexible, operating from private Yahoo groups where course materials are posted to the files once a week and you may read at your convenience, ask questions at any time.
For full descriptions/course outlines and other details, please visit:
Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD


FW: [Care2]: Large Animal Rescue Class Info

Posted by: "rjyager" rjyager@yahoo.com   rjyager

Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:24 pm (PDT)
Great website with links to training - bookmark it and cross post to others who might need it
forwarded by:
Robin J. Yager,  Director
Network Partners for Animals*
* We do not sanction any groups' ethics or actions and offer the Network Partners Group as a networking resource tool.
http://www.partnershelpinganimalscoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  (remove spacing)
I GoodSearch & GoodShop for Onondaga Syracuse Cat Council.
Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants
happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so
do other creatures. ~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama


Other Services:

(Note from Brandi:  I am trying to find out more information on this reimbursement.  It looks like your horse has to fit the requirements, which includes being on the supplement they sell.)

Fw: Announcing ColiCare - $7,500 Colic Surgery Reimbursement

Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:54 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

ColiCareNo clue if this stuff works but the reimbursement caught my eye so I thought I should fwd to those who might  not have received this email.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: SmartPak Equine 
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:00 PM
Subject: Announcing ColiCare - $7,500 Colic Surgery Reimbursement
The only thing better than $7500 of colic surgery reimbursement is never having to use it 1-888-752-5171
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(Note from Brandi:  This is from a forward, so I don’t know anything more than what you see here.)


Horse owners can manage and track their horse’s information in one central database.

-All horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules regardless of breed, whether registered or not, cab be entered into the database.

-Now any horse regardless of breed can be permanently branded or tattooed with your contact information connected with it.

-If your horse’s registration papers are lost, you can easily retrieve the registration number and registry information.

-Finally there is a way to be sure that the information you want to stay with your horse does indeed stay with your horse.

-Rescues can easily look up information on your horse that you and any previous owners have left in the registry.

-During natural disasters many horses end up loose.  Now anyone with interenet access can easily look up the contact information you have entered about your horse. 


The new OTTB Association formed in the New England!
North East Thoroughbred Sporthorse Association, NETSA


The North East Thoroughbred Sporthorse Association has been formed to allow participation in the Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) and to make it possible to bring together all Thoroughbred and Cross-bred owners to encourage communication, socialization and develop new ways to enjoy and promote the unique qualities of Thoroughbreds, especially to provide careers for off-the-track thoroughbreds (OTTB).


RUSH Society (Rescuing Unwanted Slaughter Horses)

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:51 am (PST)
February 18, 2011
Woodbridge, VA
Proactive Horse Registry is Revolutionizing the Horse Community
Many organizations operate horse registries based on a specific breed, characteristic, ability, or performance element. Conversely, there are a significant number of horses that do not meet the necessary criteria and, thus, are ineligible to benefit from these existing registries. Since no horse is immune to victimization, or loss of identity due to sale, seizure, auction or theft, Rescuing Unwanted Slaughter Horses (RUSH) is closing the gaps by providing a new method for registration.
RUSH is an organization focused on horse slaughter prevention by identifying, registering, microchipping, and tracking every horse in its registry. While initially created as a rescued horse resource, RUSH has opened its doors to provide responsible horse owners the benefit of RUSH registration. RUSH’s motto, “Every horse has a story, write its history”, is the act of establishing irrefutable proof of identity using DNA, photographs, physical descriptions, and markings. RUSH also helps to eliminate the guesswork in breed identification by offering ground-breaking DNA Breed Assignment Analysis.
For the lifetime of each registered horse, RUSH:
a.. Solidifies permanent and undeniable proof of identity via visual characteristics and advanced DNA analysis.
b.. Registers and maintains each horse’s individual profile in its Rescued Horse Registry and database.
c.. Issues an official Certificate of Registration and microchip containing specific owner and horse information.
d.. Enrolls each horse in a national equine protection and recovery network.
e.. Tracks, monitors, and verifies owner information and horse location.
For the past 10 years, Amber Taylor has been investigating horse slaughter, and the conditions which lead to it. She noticed the ‘missing link’ in the horse community, was a viable means to identify and track horses with unknown names, breeds, and backgrounds. This missing link inspired Amber to form RUSH, an anti-horse slaughter organization, which created and maintains the Rescued Horse Registry. RUSH does not discriminate against age, gender, or breed. Any equine type (horse, pony, donkey, mule, etc.), purebred or crossbred, is invited and welcomed to apply.
RUSH membership is free for all to join, and a 30% registration discount is offered to non-profit horse rescue groups. RUSH is a proud member of Equine Welfare Alliance, Homes for Horses Coalition, and is on the national recovery radar being notified every time a horse is reported lost, stolen, or missing. For more information about RUSH, please visit their website, forum, Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter.
Rescuing Unwanted Slaughter Horses (RUSH)
PO BOX 7804
Woodbridge, VA 22195-7804
(571) 332-8944
URL: www.rushsociety.org
Email: info@rushsociety.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111691445522039
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RUSHSociety
Forum: www.rushsociety.org/forum


Reduced Registration Fees for Older Morgans Approved

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:17 am (PST)
Reduced Registration Fees for Older Morgans Approved
Recognizing that a number of older Morgans that were not registered were being rescued in recent months, the Registry Committee desired to provide the people rescuing these horses with an opportunity to register the horses at a reduced fee. The Board voted unanimously to put the following reduced fee into effect immediately.
• The fee to register horses twenty-four (24) months of age and older at the time of registration is to be $210 for members.
• This fee reduction is effective immediately through December 31, 2011
• The reduced fee is available only to AMHA members (a membership application submitted with a registration application entitles the person submitting the application to receive the reduced fee).
• The postmark date will establish the fee (i.e., registrations already in progress and those received after December 31, 2011 are not eligible for the reduced fee.)
• Registration applications will be accepted for consecutive generations of unregistered Morgans.
• All other requirements for registration will apply, including DNA, signatures, and stallion service reports.
Although the purpose was to assist in the registration of rescued horses, this fee will be available to all members for the registration of all Morgans over 24 months of age.
"You can't be liberated in your thinking if you're conservative in your approach."


We think this will encourage owners who want to keep their horses out of the gene or racing pool to give or sell their horses for non traditional use.  Also, it will help us get a handle on how many horses might be in the pleasure/performance realm.


USTA offers pleasure registration conversion
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- The United States Trotting Association is now making available to members an option to help maintain their intentions when giving away or selling a horse for pleasure use. The effort is one of several initiatives by the USTA to benefit horses no longer racing or breeding and to encourage the use of Standardbreds in pleasure riding or driving disciplines.

In accordance with a USTA rule change enacted in 2010, any current member can convert a horse registration to "Pleasure Horse" status. There is no fee for pleasure horse conversion.

"Converting a horse’s registration to pleasure registration will ensure that horse is no longer eligible to race and progeny conceived after conversion are not eligible to be registered," says USTA Registrar Janet Terhune. "That is often the intention of an owner who gives away or sells a horse with or without papers. This option makes that intention permanent and irrevocable."

The conversion of a horse to pleasure registration is recorded in the USTA’s database, and is clearly printed on the horse’s registration certificate, along with the racing and breeding restrictions. In the event of a transfer, the intentions of the owner who converted the horse to pleasure registration are preserved and they are removed as owner of that horse.

"We have found that a horse was given or sold for pleasure use and even though the person who made that decision may not have had contact with the horse for years, their name is attached to the horse in our records," says Terhune. “We expect that giving owners the option to permanently take a horse out of the gene or racing pool will make transferring that horse, with papers, a more attractive option. They can have confidence that their intentions will be honored.

“A transfer, through the USTA, will also remove their name as owner. If that horse becomes the subject of legal intervention in the future, the former owner’s name has been removed through transfer. Owners can send the horse’s papers to the USTA with the name and address of the person, (if they have USTA membership) to whom the horse was given or sold and we will move the horse out of the prior owner’s name. With the owner’s intentions that their horse not race or be bred assured, they can make transfer out of their name a condition of sale or gift. That protects the horse and removes their names as owner, two things that may be of great concern in such a transaction.”

The option to convert a horse's registration to "Pleasure Horse" is available to all current USTA members for horse currently registered in their name. There is no fee to convert a horse’s registration, but in the event of a transfer, the usual fees apply and the person to whom the horse is being transferred must be a USTA member. Transfers are free for any 501c3 group in custody of a horse and in possession of their registration papers.

To make the conversion, contact Janet Terhune at janet.terhune@ustrotting.com or the USTA Customer Service Department, customerservice@ustrotting.com, 877.800.8782, ext. 3, to ask that a conversion form be mailed to you.

The USTA’s other initiatives for non commercial horses are Support Our Standardbreds (SOS), for horses removed from their owner through legal intervention and Full Circle, which enables anyone to record their name in a horse’s database record for assistance in the event the horse is not wanted by a future owner.

For more questions contact Ellen Harvey at 732.780.3700 or e-mail ellen.harvey@ustrotting.com.


AQHA Debuts Greener Pastures

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:52 pm (PDT)
AQHA Debuts Greener Pastures
America’s Horse – Is there an American Quarter Horse in your past or present for whom you’d like to provide a “forever” home?
With the American Quarter Horse Association’s new Greener Pastures program, you’ll be able to indicate on a horse’s registration certificate that should that horse ever become unwanted, unusable or simply ready for retirement, you will – if possible – assist in finding him or her a suitable home.
The program is free, completely voluntary, does not imply that a buy back or exchange of money will occur, or that a horse is guaranteed a home, because sometimes situations can and do change. It simply allows members – who can and want to – an opportunity to provide for the long-term care of horses they’ve bred or owned. You must be an AQHA member to sign up for or enroll a horse in the program.
“AQHA wants to help responsible horse owners,” says Tom Persechino, AQHA executive director of marketing. “We believe we can better serve the equine industry and help ensure the long-term care of horses we register with this program. By implementing Greener Pastures, we begin to fill a void.”
AQHA believes that being “green” means more than reducing one’s carbon footprint; it’s actually a much a larger issue of social responsibility to the earth and all of its creatures.
Essentially, the Association will act as a clearinghouse by tracking Greener Pastures-enrolled horses and AQHA members who have indicated the desire to help.
AQHA news and information is a service of AQHA publications. For more information on The American Quarter Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal or America’s Horse, visit www.aqha.com/magazines.
Source: www.aqha.com


AQHA’s Greener Pastures Program

FYI, just got off of the phone with AQHA, the "greener pastures thing" is only if you have sold the horse, then you can sign up and provide that information.  You can not do it while you still own the horse.  I told them that their wording was a little bit confusing and that they might want to re-word it differently.  When they say "in your past or present for whom you’d like to provide a forever home" , they make it sound as if you can provide that information on the horses registry, for future reference, if you still currently own them.

Michelle Gordon (aka mickiebon)

Stolen Horse International (SHI/NetPosse) Volunteer


and victim, read the incredible recovery story at


Equine Rescues post your Alerts, News, Info., etc... here:


"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content." -Louis L'Amour

If you receive a NetPosse Alert from me and can not see what is in the body of the message simply click forward, return or print and it will be visible.  Sorry, but sometimes providers have their glitches that we can not control.    ;-)


AQHA Equine Re-Homing Program Under New Name

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Thu Jul 1, 2010 2:12 pm (PDT)

AQHA Equine Re-Homing Program Under New Name
by: Press Release
June 29 2010, Article # 16581
American Quarter Horse owners love their horses--past, present, and future--and many want to keep track of those horses even after they are sold.
The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Full Circle program to reunite breeders and previous owners with horses they remember well. Through the free Full Circle program, AQHA members will be able to indicate on a horse's registration certificate that if the horse ever becomes unwanted, unusable, or simply ready for retirement, the member will--if possible--assist in providing or finding a suitable home.
Originally dubbed Greener Pastures, the program has been renamed Full Circle and enhanced. The Full Circle name more accurately reflects goal of the program when horses that were once sold by their original owner come full circle back to them, often times after lengthy careers enriching lives of multiple riders. Even in the program's short existence, AQHA has received success stories from customers who have been reunited with horses they once owned. Read more about Full Circle.
The free, voluntary program does not guarantee a buyback or exchange of money will occur nor that a horse is assured a home--situations can and do change. It allows members an opportunity to keep track of and provide for the long-term care of horses they've bred or owned. However, you must be an AQHA member to sign up and enroll a horse in the program. AQHA members can enroll a horse by logging in to the member services section at www.aqhamembers.com or by calling the Registration Department at 806/376-4811.
"AQHA wants to help responsible horse owners," said Don Treadway Jr., AQHA executive vice president. "We believe we can better serve the equine industry and help ensure the long-term care of horses we register with this program. By implementing Full Circle, we begin to fill a void."
Through this new program, the Association will act as a clearinghouse by tracking Full Circle-enrolled horses and AQHA members who have indicated the desire to help.


Horse Forums:

From: whisperingwindsequinerescue@msn.com
Subject: Fw: New Horse Forum
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 18:29:32 -0700

Hi guys

This is a great new forum focused for horse owners, lovers, etc., in the Pacific Northwest.  Be sure to register so we can stay in touch, post events going on in all our areas, as well as support and information we can share in one place.


Would you mind sending the e-mail below to your horse contacts? Thanks so much!!
The Seattle Times is hosting an online forum on horses, and we need your help getting out the word. Would you please pass this e-mail to your horse contacts?

 This is a place where horse owners and riders in the Pacific Northwest can connect with each other to talk about everything from locating good hay to finding a riding partner or someone to share a trailer ride. This also is a place where you can talk about competitions and events. This is an opportunity for horse riders to create their own online community as they wish. Folks also can add their own photos with their post.
1. Go to www.seattletimes.com/horseforum (unless you're already on the horse forum homepage).
2. Near the top right, in a light-blue horizontal bar, is a link to "Login". Click that link.
3. This will direct you to the seattletimes.com user registration area. You need to fill out the "create a new account" information in the center column.
4. Your user ID can be anything, but it has to be unique.
5. Next step is your Profile. Here you can chose your display name, which is what readers will see when you make a post. You can fill in your namme here, but it will not be displayed. Your city and state is required, and it WILL be displayed with your posts. Your phone number is not required. Click the "Update profile" button when done.
6. This should send you automatically back to the forum, and you should be able to make posts.
Other tips:
- You will recieve an e-mail asking to confirm your e-mail address. Please follow the instructions in that e-mail. If you don't, your registration will be canceled.
- When you return to the forum, you  need to:
1. Be logged into seattletimes.com (look for the Log in link in the dark blue bar - if your display name shows there, then you are logged in.)
2. Be logged into the forum (click the log-in link in the light blue bar).
For problems getting registered, please send an e-mail to webmaster@seattletimes.com. If needed, they can walk you through the registration process over the phone.
Joan Deutsch


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