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Dane: Action needed to end soring once and for al

From: Times Free Press By: Keith Dane, HSUS VP of Equine Protection Another Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has come and gone, but not without delivering some home truths to the “big lick” faction of the walking horse industry. Soring violations were rampant, with U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors disqualifying more than 40 percent of Full Article

NY Pol Legislates Against Carriage Horse Ban

From: HamletHub By: Ardina Seward The battle to save New York City’s city’s carriage horse industry has reached the state Capitol. NYS State Assemblyman, J. Gary Pretlow has introduced ...Full Article

Willie Nelson’s iconic Texas ranch town is ripped apart by a tornado

Willie Nelson has been a long time supporter of Habitat for Horses. He even fosters horses from Habitat for Horses at his ranch in Luck, Texas. We are glad ...Full Article

Back in the Saddle – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at Habitat for Horses

There is magic inside a horse. Horses don’t know how to lie. Like a mirror, they reflect back the exact feelings that a human presents to them. By utilizing ...Full Article

A Big Thank You – to our Volunteers

Volunteering at a horse rescue can be a life changing endeavor – for both the volunteer and the horses. The work here at Habitat for Horses is never done. ...Full Article

Dementia patients connect with horses at Lake Forest facility (Video)

From: Lake Forester By: Linda Blaser The horsey smell is a distinct aroma that taps long-lost memories in residents of Balmoral Memory Care Center in Lake Forest. That’s why ...Full Article

What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

This form of therapy uses the horse’s gentle nature to help humans overcome their own psychological barriers. Habitat for Horses and Carol Velasquez (Back in the Saddle Psychotherapy) offer ...Full Article

Rampant abuse decimating Walking Horse breed

Speaker of the House, John Boehner, is preventing the PAST Act legislation from moving forward! Contact his office as Speakers of the House by clicking here. Mr. Boehner’s Congressional ...Full Article

Dual Peppy’s owners paid more than $1.5 million for horses (Video)

The horses were purchased in Texas and taken to El Paso County in Colorado. Why would anyone let horses – no matter what their worth – go without care? ...Full Article

Horses removed from Black Forest barn because of alleged abuse (Video)

Good News for Dual Peppy in Colorado. Because of the public outcry, due to KRDO News coverage, authorities did something. Hundreds of horses each year suffer because no one ...Full Article