Horses at Risk

Combating neglect,
abandonment and
overbreeding

The Foundation for the Horse partnered with
equine organizations to support Operation Gelding.

The program hosted low-cost or free clinics where horse owners could have their stallions castrated by a certified veterinarian.

Castration helps prevent unintentional and overbreeding, reducing the number of unwanted horses. It also helps produce a gentler horse that is more salable and adoptable, allowing a more productive and better quality of life.

And while the vernacular for describing this segment of the horse population has evolved from “unwanted horses” to “horses in transition,” The Foundation’s commitment is the same – to help the horse at-risk of abandonment or neglect.

Another program supported by The Foundation is the Equine Welfare Data Collective, which aims to compile national data on equine welfare from transition centers, adoption centers,  rescues, sanctuaries, shelters, and other organizations involved in equine welfare.

The Foundation for the Horse partnered with equine organizations to support Operation Gelding.

The program hosted low-cost or free clinics where horse owners could have their stallions castrated by a certified veterinarian.

Castration helps prevent unintentional and overbreeding, reducing the number of unwanted horses. It also helps produce a gentler horse that is more salable and adoptable, allowing a more productive and better quality of life.

And while the vernacular for describing this segment of the horse population has evolved from “unwanted horses” to “horses in transition,” The Foundation’s commitment is the same – to help the horse at-risk of abandonment or neglect.

Another program supported by The Foundation is the Equine Welfare Data Collective, which aims to compile national data on equine welfare from transition centers, adoption centers,  rescues, sanctuaries, shelters, and other organizations involved in equine welfare.

“The solution to alleviating the suffering of homelessness and neglected horses lies in expanded community resources for horse owners. Resources should include affordable wellness care, end of life options and humane rehoming options.”

Christy Counts, founder
The Right Horse Initiative

“The solution to alleviating the suffering of homelessness and neglected horses lies in expanded community resources for horse owners. Resources should include affordable wellness care, end of life options and humane rehoming options.”

Christy Counts, founder
The Right Horse Initiative