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“It ain’t my damn horse.”

The call came in on January 30th – about a very skinny horse that’s down and couldn’t get up. A few minutes later I was standing next to a 20 something bay mare stretched flat out on the cold, wet ground, about as thin as a horse could get and still be alive. In the Full Article

ND: Stiff penalties needed for animal abuse

In a recent edition of the Williston Herald, two stories on similar topics provided a stark contrast. Williston (N.D.) Herald, The Jamestown Sun, February 8, 2013 In a recent ...Full Article

Rescuing Pepper: Authorities find neglected horse sought by distraught previous owner

By: Chuck Haga, Forum News Service, INFORUM GRAND FORKS – Pepper is alive, she appears to be OK despite dropping about 200 pounds in weight, and she’s going home. And ...Full Article

Minnesota Horse Council member charged with abusing horses

Buffalo woman suspended after charges of starving her 16 horses. By Paul Levy, Star Tribune A member of the Minnesota Horse Council, the state’s most influential equine group, has been ...Full Article

The Keeper of the Gate

Standing quietly in the barn, Jeb looked half asleep. With the sun hiding behind the thick clouds, today must have seemed ideal for taking naps. He deserved it, deserved ...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

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

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

The Problem

Why Do People Abuse Horses? Studies are now showing a close relationship between animal abuse and future acts of violence both at home and in the community. In fact, ...Full Article