Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Bolson, Director of
(859) 276-6809; rbolson@BloodHorse.com
All-Breed Adoption Service Launched on TheHorse.com.
Lexington, Ky. - November 24, 2009- In honor of this Thanksgiving season, TheHorse.com is proud to announce it has opened
a no-cost listing service for any breed of horse that is free to a good home.
Horses of any age, breed, or sex are eligible to be placed on the new database
of free horses.
TheHorse.com launched an online bulletin board
listing free Thoroughbreds to good homes in November 2008, in conjunction with
sponsor Gainesway Farm. In early June 2009 TheHorse.com
and the U.S. Trotting Association teamed up to create a listing of free
Standardbreds available to good homes. Since the inception of the Adoption
Services on TheHorse.com, 232 horses have
found new homes.
"In these tough
economic times there are good horses that need to find other homes and
careers," said Kimberly S. Brown, Publisher/Editor of The Horse brand. "This
database allows owners, breeders, and trainers to place a description of a
horse in front of horse industry participants with the objective of finding a
good home for that horse.
encourage those placing horses on this listing service to include a link to
photos or videos of the horses," continued Brown. "In the spring we will be
launching a revised database that will include the ability to have images of
these free horses, but we didn't want to wait any longer to use our technology
to be a conduit to helping horses. If just one more horse gets a forever home,
it is worth all the work and effort."
transactions will be the responsibility of the owner of the horse, who will be
contacted directly by interested horse owners.
you-or someone you know-has a horse in need of a new home, please visit TheHorse.com. Links to the database are on
the home page, or you can visit TheHorse.com/Horses/Add.aspx
to add a horse or TheHorse.com/Horses/Available.aspx
to view horses of all breeds seeking new homes.
help us spread the word about this free service to find homes for horses
at-risk," said Brown.
recommend anyone giving away a horse, whether to a private individual or a
welfare/rescue organization, learn as much as possible about that person or
group prior to giving the horse away. There have been unscrupulous individuals
and groups who take horses under the pretense of giving them good homes, then
sell them for slaughter. (See article "Rescue Highlights
Danger of Free Horses.")
Rescue Organizations: Questions to Ask" offers some tips on making sure the
person or group who takes your horse will, indeed, have good intentions.
also are some very good organizations that are recognized throughout the horse
industry as being legitimate places to donate your horses, especially the sound
horses looking for other careers. For example, the article "Options for
Ex-Racehorses" will give you the names and contact information for some of
these groups whether you are interested in donating or adopting a Thoroughbred.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition also maintains a list
of rescue and welfare organizations.
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