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The Fruits of Adoption

Like other reputable equine rescues around the country, the ­KyEHC takes in horses and then adopts them out to new homes....

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Full Circle Ownership

Some of the tens of thousands of horses tagged with the label "unwanted" aren't truly unwanted; their people just don't realize when they need help....

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Expanding the Effort on Equine Rescue

I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated, even those who support it as the only practical way to deal with "unwanted" horses in America. ...

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America's Horses Face Crisis

For those of us in the horse rescue field, today's troubled economy has produced serious issues of horse welfare. Increasing numbers of horses are facing homelessness and possible abandonment. Although it is gratifying to see more effort being made by professional institutions and organizations to assist in these crises, it is clear that all horse lovers must become horse advocates....

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The Lucky Ones

I will be the first to admit that, as a horse person living in the Bluegrass, I'm a bit spoiled. Evening drives to the barn take me past Thoroughbred breeding farm after another. I get to admire herds of broodmares as they grow increasingly round, and delight in fields full of leggy foals and rowdy weanlings. I can't help but wonder however, where all these horses end up....

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