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November 2010--Thanksgiving never really ends for the recycled race horses who are fortunate enough to have become the projects of the Above and Beyond 4-H Club in Monmouth County. The club, fittingly named Serenity at Last, is where the thoroughbreds find not only sanctuary at the end of their first career at the track, but also love and a new job.
At United in Light there are acres of land created to retire all mature draft horse breeds that have been rescued from an untimely death. They are rehabilitated to their optimal health and allowed to live in a herd family of other draft horses throughout the rest of their lives.
Where will you ride, drive, compete, race, raise foals, and grow hay in the future? The Equine Land Conservation Resource addresses issues faced by all horse owners, regardless of size, breed, and discipline.
July 11, 2012 ? With the recent economic challenges, horses have been one of the silent victims of the downturn. All across the country, horse owners are voluntarily surrendering their animals, putting a huge burden on rescue organizations. But out of this crisis, some organizations have partnered with veterinary clinics and become a safe haven for these animals.
"Rescue, Re-Train and Re-Home," is the tagline selected by the EQUUS Foundation for its participation in Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) matching campaign at www.animal.discovery.com/roar.
Orange County Donors Step Up, Help Secure New Ranch Following Eviction
A 2009 Unwanted Horse Survey found that the problem of unwanted horses is not only perceived to be increasing significantly, but its detrimental effects are also being noticed and felt across the country. Whatever its causes, how the horse community deals with these horses promises to be a challenge in the future.