Resources to Adopt a Rescue Horse Successfully

If you've decided that adopting an unwanted horse is right for you, here's a list of contacts for the sources mentioned in Practical Horseman magazine's October 2009 article.
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Metaphor, a 9-year-old Can-Am Sporthorse (PMU) from Cancade Farms in Saskatchewan (a member of NAERIC), has successfully competed in hunters, jumpers and dressage, schooled cross-country, trained to drive, foxhunts and has even worked cattle. He is owned by Practical Horseman's Publishing Director, Susan Harding. | © Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore

Metaphor, a 9-year-old Can-Am Sporthorse (PMU) from Cancade Farms in Saskatchewan (a member of NAERIC), has successfully competed in hunters, jumpers and dressage, schooled cross-country, trained to drive, foxhunts and has even worked cattle. He is owned by Practical Horseman's Publishing Director, Susan Harding. | © Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore

Book

Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

By Anna Morgan Ford

Rescues

Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER)

Chapters include California, Illinois, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Ohio and Pennsylvania (Several offer adopted horses; all connect buyers with trainers.)

Equine Rescue

Walden, NY

845-733-6085

equinerescueinc@aol.com

Horse Protection Society of North Carolina (various breeds)

2135 Miller Road

China Grove, NC 28023

704-855-2978

hps@horseprotection.org

NAERIC (organization of responsible PMU ranchers)

PO Box 43968

Louisville, KY 40253-0968

502-245-0425

info@naeric.org

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program (Thoroughbreds & Standardbreds)

Dot Morgan, Executive Director

3293 Wright Rd.

Laura, OH 45337

937-947-4020

dot@horseadoption.com

The New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center

Watchtower Farm

189 South Road

Deerfield, NH 03037

603-463-5700

stable@retiredthoroughbreds.org

United Pegasus Foundation (Thoroughbreds, PMU horses)

PO Box 173

Tehachapi, CA 93581

626-279-1306

unitedpegasus@yahoo.com

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Office of Public Affairs (Mustangs)

1849 C Street, Room 406-LS

Washington, DC 20240

202-452-5125

Other

Extreme Mustang Makeover

Mustang Heritage Foundation

PO Box 703

Bertram, Texas

512-355-3225

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