Whether you’re looking to adopt a horse or place a horse you can no longer care for, finding the right rescue organization is crucial to the horse’s future. Three critical areas to assess when choosing a horse rescue organization are animal care, financial stability, and placement success.
Rescue horses may have an array of veterinary and husbandry requirements above those that are typical for an average horse. The animal care provided while a horse lives at a rescue will have lasting implications for the horse’s health...
Left to their own in wide open spaces, horses can be resourceful and hardy animals. But today’s horses are not free to roam on their own. They are often kept in small dry lots, overgrazed pastures, and stalls, leaving them totally dependent on their owners for necessities like food and water. Because of this, some horses may become neglected or abandoned.
Colorado has particularly good laws to address animal neglect and abandonment. There are also good systems to investigate issues, educate owners, and if necessary directly help the horses...
Horses are such graceful, majestic animals that it is difficult to imagine that they could ever be “unwanted.” The reality, however, is that hundreds of these beautiful animals fall into this category every year, for a variety of very real reasons. Although circumstances vary by case, there are many common causes of the unwanted horse population in Colorado.
Naïve owners. All too often, people love the thought of owning a horse, but they are not prepared for the expense of boarding and caring for the animal. After they experience the co...