September 29 ,
2010 - Edition 13
Unwanted Horse Coalition news summary is provided as an educational
service to those interested in the issue of the unwanted horse. The
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Meeting Addresses Issues of Unwanted Horses
One of the concerns, mentioned by several people, is unwanted horses. It is a problem throughout Colorado, and the nation, especially since the economy has soured. Bill Scebbi brought a video message from Chris Whitney, the president of the Colorado Horse Council, and also head of the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance.
MU Vet Offers a Good Idea to Aid Unwanted Horses
Alison LaCarrubba, a veterinarian at the University of Missouri, sees many horses on the market for bargain prices, or for no cost at all. An entry-level horse used to sell at auction for $700, she said. Now a buyer can purchase the same horse for $50.
Inky, a Pony that Races for a Larger Reason
The story of Inky, a pony of Appaloosa or POA background, begins when she came to Days End Farm Horse Rescue (www.defhr.org) as a rescue. it needs to be said that Inky was a pony suffering from neglect, not abuse.
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society President Wins TVMA Good Samaritan Visionary Award
Jennifer Williams, PhD, of Lorena, Texas, and executive director of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, was recently awarded the Texas Veterinary Medical Association's (TVMA) 2010 Good Samaritan Visionary Award.
Retired Racehorses Benefit From Charity Poker Tournament
California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a charitable 501c3 organization dedicated to assisting Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that care for retired racehorses in California, recently held their 3rd annual charity Texas Hold 'Em "Poker in Paradise" event. One night a year industry insiders, jockeys, trainers, and racing enthusiasts gather to play poker and raise funds to ensure retired racehorses get the proper longterm care they require.
Halters for Hope
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
October 16, 2010
Standardbred Retirement Foundation Charity Walk/Ride
October 17, 2010
New Egypt, NJ
NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Seminar
October 19, 2010
Silks and Suits Gala to Benefit Mid-America Horse Rescue
October 30, 2010
St. Louis, MO
Horse Aid Live