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UHC Meets During AHC’s Annual Meeting; Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Washington, DC—June 30, 2015. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met on Monday, June 15, during the American Horse Council’s 2015 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Attendees heard presentations by member organizations, including The Jockey Club, The Equine Network, and the United States Trotting Association, on their current activities regarding unwanted horses. In addition, Matt  … Read more

Unwanted Horse Coalition Urges Industry Groups to Join the Effort

New Online Resource Offers Tips, Highlights Successful Programs Washington, D.C.—August 22, 2016.  The Unwanted Horse Coalition has released a new resource to inspire horse-related groups and organizations to become involved in the effort to help or prevent unwanted horses.Join the Effort: Programs to Help Unwanted Horses offers 16 specific strategies for groups of any size  … Read more

Join The Effort

Programs to Help Unwanted Horses and How Your Organization Can Make a DifferenceJoin the Effort to reduce the number of unwanted horsesMany members of the horse industry have undertaken new and successful initiatives over the last decade to address the issue of unwanted horses. Adoption programs, education about responsible ownership, and increased rescue and retirement  … Read more

Rescued Standardbred Heals Wounds: Myrna’s Story

The UHC Blog: Guest ColumnBy: Lisa Schadt, President Manito Life CenterMany years ago, when my riding school was fairly new, I received a phone call from a veterinarian who had met a Standardbred horse on one of her farm visits.  The horse was at risk of being euthanized or sold at auction, as she had  … Read more

Operation Gelding Receives Grant from AAEP Foundation to Expand Program

Washington, D.C.—August 11, 2016. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support expansion of the Operation Gelding program.Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low-and no-cost clinics for owners who might not otherwise be able to afford to  … Read more

Reflections on a New Job

A small part of the job, but one of my favorites, is to discover and share good news about unwanted horses becoming wanted again.

UHC Hosts Annual Meeting, Operation Gelding to be Expanded

June 20, 2016 – Washington, D.C.  The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) held its annual meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016, during the American Horse Council’s Annual Convention and National Issues Forum at the Washington Court Hotel.Attendees included 31 members of the UHC as well as 21 representatives from other equine industry organizations interested in reducing  … Read more

Volunteer

Your Good Works for Horses Start HereYou don’t have to acquire a veterinary degree to make a powerful impact on equine welfare. Volunteers are the lifeline of non-profit organizations working to make better lives for horses across America. Your “good works” could mean spending an hour each week cleaning stalls at a local rescue or  … Read more

Resources For Rescues

Resources for RescuesThe following are links to materials and organizations that can provide assistance to rescue / rehabilitation / sanctuary facilities.Guidelines for RescuesBasic Guidelines for Operating an Equine Rescue or Retirement Facility (Animal Welfare Institute / Humane Society)Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities (AAEP)Equine Sanctuary & Rescue Facility Guidelines (UC Davis)AccreditationGlobal Federation of Animal  … Read more