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.

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


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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


[email protected]

Horse Protection Society of North Carolina (various breeds)

2135 Miller Road

China Grove, NC 28023


[email protected]

NAERIC (organization of responsible PMU ranchers)

PO Box 43968

Louisville, KY 40253-0968


[email protected]

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program (Thoroughbreds & Standardbreds)

Dot Morgan, Executive Director

3293 Wright Rd.

Laura, OH 45337


[email protected]

The New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center

Watchtower Farm

189 South Road

Deerfield, NH 03037


[email protected]

United Pegasus Foundation (Thoroughbreds, PMU horses)

PO Box 173

Tehachapi, CA 93581


[email protected]

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

1849 C Street, Room 406-LS

Washington, DC 20240



Extreme Mustang Makeover

Mustang Heritage Foundation

PO Box 703

Bertram, Texas


Are you searching for your perfect horse? Try a rescue! Go to, the premier classifieds site of the Equine Network, and to A Home for Every Horse to find your next equine partner!

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