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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.
Orange County Donors Step Up, Help Secure New Ranch Following Eviction
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.
Back Country Horsemen of America is the leading organization in saving public lands trails for equestrian use. They have achieved such unsurpassed national credibility that they are actively sought to speak and represent their interest in wilderness and back country issues at the national level.
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.
Equine-assisted therapy. Hippotherapy. Therapeutic riding. These are all terms that have specific definitions, but they share a common goal of helping the disabled become enabled through interaction with horses, whether it?s riding, grooming, touching, or just being near the corral watching.