April 12, 2017
A Home for Every Horse (AHFEH) with AIM Studios traveled to Dallas, Texas on early March. We visited The Pegasus Project, a horse rescue, rehabilitation and training center, to continue our series of rescue visits that highlight all the amazing work rescues are doing inside the Equine industry. The Pegasus Project works hard to train or retrain their rescued horses and find them the perfect match in an adopter.
While in Texas, AHFEH representative Mariah Hammerschmidt was met by Karen Davison, Purina’s Director of Equine Technical Solutions. It is important to rehabilitate neglected, abandoned and abused horses properly to help them find their forever home. A well-developed feed program is a necessity for this goal, and Karen worked with The Pegasus Project to further build a quality feed program for the rescue. In addition to supporting equine rescues and their feed programs, Purina is aiding programs like The Pegasus Project and AHFEH build awareness of the unwanted horse.
While AHFEH was visiting The Pegasus Project, we met a horse named Newt. He arrived at the rescue as a severely underweight stud colt, with very little training. After regaining his weight and going through training, he was ready to find his new home. The Pegasus Project takes extra steps to match their rescue horses with the right adopters, and they found the perfect match for Newt. He is now an Eventer, and placed third in his first competition!
AHFEH plans on visiting rescues throughout the year to bring awareness to the work these amazing groups do to help find forever homes for the over 170,000 unwanted horses. As recognition of the hard and compassionate work done by The Pegasus Project, Purina helped them learn more about proper nutrition and work towards our goal of changing the view of the unwanted horse. Other sponsors of AHFEH presented the rescue with some horse-care gifts to take back to the rescue. Each sponsor is key in assisting The Pegasus Project with rescuing more horses and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for those horses still in the rescue.
If you want more information on rescue horses or you want to locate a rescue near you, please check out AHomeForEveryHorse.com. Equine.com and the Active Interest Media Equine Network have joined forces with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to launch A Home for Every Horse Project.
This project helps find homes for America’s 170,000 to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter. Here’s how it works:
- Begin the search for your next equine partner at AHomeForEveryHorse.com. You can search horses waiting for homes at nonprofit shelters across the country. Browse by rescue horse, or find rescue organizations in your area.
- Visit the site’s “Services” section to learn about your local rescue organizations. Find out how you can volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word.
- Look for upcoming stories on EquiSearch.com related to horse rescue.
If your 501(c)(3) rescue organization would like to join the Home For Every Horse Project, call 303-253-6400. Equine.com is a part of Active Interest Media Equine Network.
About The Equine Network: The Equine Network provides, creates and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network is the publisher of award-winning magazines Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin To Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, and Practical Horseman. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, HorseBooksEtc.com. The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance for equestrians through USRider, and is home to several websites, including: EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, Stablemanagement.com, MyHorseDaily.com, DiscoverHorses.com, AmericanCowboy.com and Horse-Journal.com.