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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

For Horse Owners

Information for Horse Owners Euthanasia: The Most Difficult Decision Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when, for humane or other reasons, you need to consider euthanasia for your horse. Choosing whether, or when, to end a beloved animal’s life may be the hardest decision you ever have to make  … Read more

UHC Roundup

Introducing the UHC Roundup The UHC Media Roundup is now the UHC Roundup, a publication with a new name and a broader scope.  In addition to  news articles and events, the UHC Roundup highlights member programs and success stories spanning all breeds, disciplines, and regions, plus it has a new photo feature.  If you wish to  … Read more

Host a Clinic

Host a Clinic Submit a Funding Application Any organization, association, or group can participate in the UHC’s Operation Gelding program. The UHC wants to involve as many groups as possible. Past groups have included veterinary schools, equine rescues, and 4-H clubs, among others A Funding Application should be submitted to the UHC at least 30  … Read more

Operation Gelding Forms

Operation Gelding Forms and Documents* NOTE:  These forms are applicable for clinics held prior to December 31, 2016.  Organizations must apply prior to November 30, 2016.  Please contact the UHC first to determine if funds are still available.  New forms and guidelines will be posted in November for use in 2017.Operation Gelding Funding Application Online  … Read more

Before You Buy

Before You Buy What to Expect When Owning a Horse So you have decided that you want to take the leap and the join millions of others who own a horse? Much like any large animal, horses rank high in the category of responsibility. With improvements in nutrition and health care, horses are living longer,  … Read more