Habitat For Horses

Lauren kissing Feather

Why Choose a Rescue Horse? Feather's Story… In the summer of 2007, 4 pasture mates were found in an area of the beautiful and peaceful landscape of the Texas Hill Country. But what was going on there was not so beautiful or peaceful… [caption id="attachment_11355" align="alignright"...

Dallas Crown kill pen - are these old nags - no they are healthy horses - note the head injury

Horse slaughter proponents basically complain that, without horse slaughter in the United States, owners would not have a "viable" solution to "dispose of" their old, diseased or merely "unwanted" horses, hence creating a rise in abuse and neglect cases. It's typical of such individuals to...

Horse rescue

When the horse finally has a body score of 3.5 to 4, it’s time to start a true evaluation of its training. Once the effects of starvation have declined and the horse is feeling better, both physically and mentally, you will know only a couple...

Sir Munchkin of Habitat

Please note the original post date of April 2012. [caption id="attachment_13287" align="alignleft" width="323"] Sir Munchkin of Habitat[/caption] The break in the educational series, Horse Rescue 101, was caused by the demented ravings of the horse eaters as they continue to seek a sympathetic town/county/state that will welcome...

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 to make a judgement. Not too many years ago it was legal to tie a horse...

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 places on their body, with 1 being horrible shape, the "bag of bones," and 9 being...