Missy's Hope Equine Rescue Resource 



General Information:

About Us

Contact Us

Mission and Policy Information

In Memory



Our Programs:

The Chey/Annie Project

The Chey/Annie Project Fundraisers

The Chey/Annie Project Accounting

The Chey/Annie Project Future Sling Locations

Current Sling Locations


Rescue Information:

Rescues In Need

Rescues In Need 2

Rescue Fundraisers

Rescue Links

Rescue Links 2

International Rescue Links

Horse and Rescue Updates

Rescue Warnings



Horse Auctions

>Auction Reports

Rescue Resources

Horse Owner Help Resource

Searching For Information

Horses Wanted

Available Hay

Emergency Help Information

Equine Services

International Equine Services

Equine Events

Pet Food and Product Warnings and Recalls


Congressional Information:

Congressional Information

Wild Horse Information

Wild Horse Information 2

Wild Horse Information 3

Letter Writing Campaigns For Horses

Horse Related Petitions

There Is A Viable Alternative To Equine Slaughter

Horse Slaughter Information

Horse Slaughter Information 2

Horse Slaughter Information 3

Horse Slaughter Information 4



Horse Health Information:

Cushings/Insulin Resistance Information

Helping Your Horse Prepare For Being Blind

Articles Relating To Equine Blindness

Horse Health Alerts



PMU Information

Other Items

>NAIS Information

>Helpful Articles

>Miscellaneous Information

>Horse Rescue Poetry

Nurse Mare Foals

Favorite Yahoo Groups


Nurse Mare Foals

What is a nurse mare foal?  A nurse mare foal is a foal who is pulled from it's mother so that she can nurse a foal of a "better' mare.  (The "better" mare is often a show or race horse that the owner wants to get back to showing as soon after delivery as possible.)  These foals sometimes only get 24 hours with their mothers before being pulled away and cast aside.  Sometimes these foals will get up to a week with their mother before being pulled.  There are groups throughout the country who take in these poor unfortunately man orphaned foals and give them a chance at life.    

Rescues That Assist Nursemare Foals:


ok. it's starting and they need support! they have 6 in now, more on the way. super cute babies. please help support these victims of the race industry.



Nursemare Foal Articles:

Milk of Death: The dark side of the nurse mare industry

 Written by JANE ALLIN
Chief Research Analyst, Int’l Fund for Horses

They call them “Junk Mares”. Yes “junk” as in debris, trash, worthless and possessing utility but lacking in substance. These are the horses of the nurse mare industry.

The tradition of breeding mares to ordinary studs lacking any significant commercial value to induce lactation has been practiced for many years primarily by, but not limited to, the horse breeding/thoroughbred racing industry. Originally, these mares served to nurture rejected foals or those whose mothers died in childbirth; basically a benevolent thing which over the years has progressively deteriorated into a reprehensible industry as a result of the lucrative quest to breed the ultimate horse with rejection of the masses. Over breeding is now pandemic and has created an exponential rise in a most insidious disease called “horse slaughter”.

Once the mares have foaled, they are leased out to highly profitable breeding farms to act as surrogate mothers to “expensive and promising” foals. You may ask why this is necessary and who is responsible?

Read more here:



Nursemare Foal Poetry:
The Nursemare
The Nursemare Foal

Search for:


Dedicated to the equine rescues who save horses every day.
Do you have something you would like added to this page?
Email me at:
Please visit our other sites also!