rescue Tag

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...

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...

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,...

Ziggy

Ziggy, December 20, 2002 Update: March 25, 2003 - Ziggy finds a home Sixty-five days after the seizure. Ziggy's muscle tone is continuing to improve, as is his attitude. Here he's showing a high degree of curiosity about men in cowboy boots carrying cameras. He's filthy, but...

Ziggy

Update: November 29 Update: December 20 Update: March 25, 2003 - Ziggy finds a home This is a picture of Ziggy after a month of feeding, grooming, worming and tender, loving care. He's gained 90 pounds. His scars are disappearing, his personality is blooming and Ziggy is well...