Thursday, March 19 2015 by Editor
HSUS logo When the Equine Protection Department of The Humane Society of the United States decided to host its first national event devoted to horses, several names for the event were suggested.
Tuesday, February 10 2015 by Editor
HSUS logo The Homes for Horses Coalition is a group of like-minded horse rescues and sanctuaries dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine abuse, while promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue and protection community. The Coalition was founded in 2007 and is supported by the Animal Welfare Institute, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Humane Society of the United States through the Jim and Jeannie Dodson Equine Protection Fund. The Homes for Horses Coalition is actively engaged in improving the lives of America’s equines by advancing the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes, promoting responsible horse ownership and facilitating communication and collaboration among equine welfare organizations.
Friday, December 19 2014 by Editor
HSUS logo Nothing compares to the special bond people can share with horses. So, it’s no wonder that many equestrians yearn for a horse to call their own, a familiar face peering over the stall door—ears pricked and muzzle outstretched for a treat—day after day.
HSUS logo For years, The HSUS has been critical of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program— consistently pressing the agency to make fundamental changes that allow the program to focus on on-the-range management practices. Unfortunately, the program remains characterized by a cycle of rounding up and removing animals that has resulted in approximately 47,000 of our nation’s iconic wild horses and burros being kept in holding facilities throughout the United States, a debacle that cost taxpayers over $46 million last year alone. The BLM recognizes that there are simply too many animals in holding facilities, and they are trying to solve this problem — something we at The HSUS applaud.
HSUS logo At The Humane Society of the United States, we know that the majority of horses are happiest when they have jobs and are physically and mentally healthy enough to train in a discipline most suited to their body type, skills and personality. Not all horses are suited for all disciplines.
Beezie Madden Wins $33,000 Keystone Classic at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show: Reed Kessler Crowned Open Jumper Speed Champion
Sunday, October 19 2014 by Editor
Keystone Classic winners Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo (c) Photo By: Al Cook – alcook.com Harrisburg, PA – October 17, 2014 – Speed was the name of the game in the $33,000 Keystone Classic at the Pennsylvania Horse Show. Some of the biggest names in riding competed in the class and the spectators cheered and urged on their favorite rider as they galloped around the course
Jennifer Alfano and Candid Capture Grand Hunter Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Thursday, October 16 2014 by Editor
Jennifer Alfano and Candid Captured the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship Photo By Emily Riden/Phelps Media Group “ Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2014 - Two years ago, Jennifer Alfano purchased a young horse for the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program. She saw a horse with talent and untapped potential, a horse that she had faith would climb the ranks to become one of the industry’s best. Together they dominated the Pre-Green Hunters throughout 2013, and today they once again showed why, claiming the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship, after completing smooth and consistent rounds in the Green Conformation Hunter division.
Thursday, October 16 2014 by Editor
McLain and Zander Photo By Al Cook Harrisburg, PA – October 15, 2014 – It was a patriotic evening at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show for Military Night, sponsored by Yards Brewing Company, as competitors and spectators saluted those who have served in our country’s military. A men’s choral group opened the evening’s festivities with beautiful renditions of God Bless America and the National Anthem, as Cadet Major Zihra Alizada, Cadet Captain Brandon Faux, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Neil Painter, and Cadet Major Evan Shuey displayed the American Flag
HSUS logo Every August, the performance Tennessee walking horse show industry crowns its World Grand Champion at the National Celebration, held in Shelbyville, Tenn.
Welcome to “For the Love of Horses” a blog from Keith Dane , vice president of equine protection at The Humane Society of the United States. Like you, we at The HSUS love horses—and we celebrate the special bond we all share with them. We’re dedicated to protecting equines from abuse, abandonment, slaughter and other forms of cruelty, and work to achieve this goal by guiding and transforming public policy, assisting law enforcement with rescues and investigations, and educating the horse-owning public about responsible care and stewardship.