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The Homes for Horses Coalition – Advancing Equine Protection

Registration is now open for the Homes for Horses Coalition 2014 Summit in Denver, CO on July 31 and August 1, 2014!

The Homes for Horses Coalition is supported by Animal Welfare Institute, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Humane Society of the United States through the Jeannie Dodson Equine Protection Fund.

The Coalition is dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine abuse, while promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue and protection community. There is no cost to HHC membership.

We are a group of professionals working together to actively promote the welfare and protection of horses and other equines. By working to end horse slaughter and other forms of equine cruelty, provide care and homes to horses in need, advance the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes and promote responsible horse ownership, the Homes for Horses Coalition is actively engaged in improving the lives of America's equines.

Many of the coalition's members operate equine care facilities while others are involved in government policy affecting horses and other equines. We also partner with professionals in the field, including breeders, trainers and veterinarians. The cumulative expertise of our group puts the Homes for Horses Coalition in a unique position to advocate for equines from a highly informed perspective that, most importantly, always puts the welfare of equines above commercial interests.

The Homes for Horses Coalition believes that:

  • Every horse has intrinsic value and deserves humane treatment at all stages in life.
  • The horse industry, including the equine veterinary medical profession, has an obligation to promote responsible horse breeding, ownership and care.
  • Horse owners have a responsibility to provide high-quality, long-term care for their horses.
  • All horses deserve a humane end to life and that horse slaughter is neither humane nor acceptable.

Click here for tips on starting an equine rescue

Position Openings:

Director, Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

Spring Reins of Life, Central New Jersey, Seeks Executive Director and Board Member


Best Rescue Story Contest
Member submissions accepted May 1-31, 2014

Foals to First Rides Forum
May 3 & 4, 2014 Atwood Ranch, Red Bluff, CA Led by Pat Parelli

Animal Care Expo
May 20-23, 2014, Daytona Beach, FL

Taking Action for Animals
June 27-30, 2014, Washington, D.C.

2014 Homes for Horses Coalition Summit
July 31 and August 1, 2014  Denver, CO

Day-long Equine Welfare Workshop from the ASPCA Equine Fund

Various 2014 dates


Making the Most of Your Stories: Media Outreach for Equine Rescues
Friday, May 9, 2014, 3-4 pm ET.  Register here.

End Horse Soring: How to Take Action for Horses
Tuesday, May 27, 1-2 pm ET.

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Our Rescue Equine of the Month
Cha Cha

Cha Cha was born Oct. 2012 and is 1/2 Arabian & 1/2 Shagya.
This beautiful filly with her exquisite movement is well on her way to being a great endurance, trail or dressage prospect. She has outstanding conformation with a very feminine head, a great eye and a wonderfully balanced body. She is smart and quick to learn. She has been handled since birth and leads, loads, and picks her feet willingly. We estimate her adult height to be around 14.3.

Sound Equine Options
PO Box 1150
Gresham, OR 97030
Contact: Kim Mosiman, Treasurer
Tel: 503-328-9053
Founded in 2009.
A 501(c)3 non-profit.

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