Through teamwork, communication and the unifying goal of saving horses, a community of equine advocates worked together to rescue five Thoroughbreds in need. (more…)
Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we recognize Janet Rose for her work in rehoming horses and mules.
“’You know, helping these five won’t do much about the big problem with killer pens.’ But what a difference she made for those that she rescued!” You don’t have to be a rescue to make a difference: Melissa Walker shares her story.
A life saved is a life saved — but the world of slaughter auctions and kill pen “bails” is complicated and often controversial. Esther Roberts outlines the problems and possible solutions.
In this continuing series, Esther Roberts helps walk readers through the process of saving a horse from slaughter sale, from adopting via a reputable rescue to purchasing from auction directly. Today, we’re looking at the auction and bidding process.
Horse auctions can be a great place to source well-bred and well-trained animals; some auctions may also be the last stop for horses before shipping to slaughter. Esther Roberts details what to look for.
In this new mini-series, Esther Roberts examines the various routes equestrians can take to rescue horses from the “slaughter pipeline.” In Part I, we’re talking rescue organizations.
Alerted by a news helicopter acting on a tip, law enforcement in Wicomico County, Maryland discovered at least 25 dead horses among 100 in poor condition on a rural property on Friday, March 16, 2018. (Some images in this article may be considered graphic.)
Identifying specific warning signs for an abuse or neglect situation is not always easy. Noelle Maxwell speaks with Friends of Ferdinand to provide this helpful guide for concerned horse lovers.
Get ready to cry tears — this is your official warning. Also, if it’s any consolation, I’m sitting here crying right along with you. Again.
20 slaughter-bound horses survived a trailer wreck on Sunday night, October 23 — but their happy ending is still not guaranteed. HN caught up with rescuer Kelly Smith to share their story.
Rest in peace, Lily.
Looking to adopt a new rescue horse? Want to volunteer or make a donation? Look no further!
The Jodhpurs Company has put together an interactive map showing the location and description of America’s horse rescues. This is by no means a complete list — new rescues are being added every day, so bookmark this link for future reference!
Any dedicated horse rescue may be listed on the map — rescues are not required to be listed as 501(c)(3).
Note: map takes a few moments to populate.
Courtesy of The Jodhpurs Company
Want to get your rescue included on the map? Simply contact The Jodhpurs Company and they will happy to include you!