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How to kill 100 horses and get a slap on the wrist

Bismarck Tribune, August 2, 2013, Jenny Michael (The news on the sentencing on this major case of neglect and starvation came out over 6 weeks ago. Having been involved in these cases before, I know what kind of psychological effect it has on the responders, The damage is made far worse when the bad guys walk away. Full Article

Loading horses – Positive vs. Negative Training

August 14. 2013 At the ranch, we try to maintain positive training methods in everything we do. The majority of the horses that come through our gates have experienced ...Full Article

State & National Rescue Links

Most states have one or two nonprofit equine rescues with the ability to work with the legal system in helping abused or neglected horses. If you follow these links, ...Full Article

Note To Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies are invited to contact us for help in any area of animal abuse enforcement. We will provide forms, advice, transportation, documentation, whatever you need to help ...Full Article

Anti-Cruelty Laws

Each state has its own laws governing “abuse and neglect.” Some are very strict, others just give a minimal definition and leave it up to the law enforcement officer ...Full Article

Rehabilitation

Medical Rehabilitation We have a veterinarian on our Board of Directors, Dr. Dennis Jenkins, who does an assessment on each horse and recommends certain actions, such as worming, hoof ...Full Article

The Henneke Body Condition Scoring System

Don Henneke, PhD, developed the Henneke Body Condition Scoring System during his graduate study at Texas A & M University . It is based on both visual appraisal and ...Full Article

Seized Horses

The Henneke Body Condition Scoring System is used by most rescue operations rates horses from 1 to 9 based on the amount of fat and muscle visible in several ...Full Article

Report Cruelty

“The horse just doesn’t want to eat. I think he’s just old.” That’s not a valid excuse, nor is, “I just ran out of money,” “I think the horse ...Full Article

How Seizures Work

It might be a call from a police officer or a concerned neighbor, “I just saw a horse that looks like a bag of bones. Can you help?” Nonprofit ...Full Article