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

"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 is sick," "I don't own the horse. It belongs to my son." There is never a valid...

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 animal welfare agencies in Texas don't have the power to do seizures. We work through law enforcement...

Why Do People Abuse Horses? Some people think they need to have extreme power and control over other living things. While teaching a dog to heel or teaching a horse to ride requires control, it doesn't require whips and chains. Starving animals to death, leaving them...

Maggie

Maggie Changes HFH's Direction A couple of weeks ago I attended a Horse Abuse Investigator's Workshop, held by the Humane Society of the United States. The workshop was held at HSUS's Wildlife Landtrust at Meadowcreek, Arkansas, far back in the Ozark Mountains. Covering everything from crime...

Twizzle's Story

Update Dec 2012 Hundreds of horses pass through the gates of Habitat for Horses in any given year, each of them holding a special story and each deserving the love and attention so willingly given by our foster homes. Working with law enforcement, our equine cruelty...

Rooster

Saying goodbye to Rooster Some horses are people horses. They never do well in herds, don't have any desire to stand side by side with another horse and had just as soon not share a bale of hay. They want their own space, they love people,...

Nightmares...

There are times when I have to restrain myself, when it takes everything I have to stay within the limits of the law. Pulling up to a pasture this morning, we saw four horribly skinny horses. A walk through the mud led us to a three...

Amigo Amigo must have been an incredible horse. A dun with a long, black mane and tail, black feet and the dark line down his back. He stood tall and proud as the stable hand loaded him in the trailer. He only had one fault, he...

Nicole finds love "There's something about kids and horses," is an often heard statement in the horse world. Kids and innocence, kids and hope, kids and the belief in magic...