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Volunteer

Your Good Works for Horses Start Here You don’t have to acquire a veterinary degree to make a powerful impact on equine welfare. Volunteers are the lifeline of non-profit organizations working to make better lives for horses across America. Your “good works” could mean spending an hour each week cleaning stalls at a local rescue  … Read more

Resources For Rescues

Resources for RescuesThe following are links to materials and organizations that can provide assistance to rescue / rehabilitation / sanctuary facilities.Guidelines for RescuesBasic Guidelines for Operating an Equine Rescue or Retirement Facility (Animal Welfare Institute / Humane Society)Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities (AAEP)Equine Sanctuary & Rescue Facility Guidelines (UC Davis)AccreditationGlobal Federation of Animal  … Read more

For Horse Owners

Information for Horse Owners Euthanasia: The Most Difficult Decision Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when, for humane or other reasons, you need to consider euthanasia for your horse. Choosing whether, or when, to end a beloved animal’s life may be the hardest decision you ever have to make  … Read more

Media Roundup

The UHC continues to spread the word about unwanted horses through its monthly Media Roundup. The news summary is sent out via e-mail and contains articles that detail what organizations in the community are doing to understand and help solve the problem. It also reports on the activities within the UHC.Media Roundup resumed in March  … Read more

Host a Clinic

Host a Clinic Submit a Funding Application Any organization, association, or group can participate in the UHC’s Operation Gelding program. The UHC wants to involve as many groups as possible. Past groups have included veterinary schools, equine rescues, and 4-H clubs, among others A Funding Application should be submitted to the UHC at least 30  … Read more

Operation Gelding Forms

Operation Gelding Forms and DocumentsOperation Gelding Funding Application Online Form×Submit a Funding ApplicationOperation Gelding Funding ApplicationOperation Gelding Participant ApplicationOperation Gelding Signed Consent FormOperation Gelding Veterinary StatementHow to Conduct a ClinicOperation Gelding Participant InfoAftercare InstructionsSample Operation Gelding Press Release

Before You Buy

Before You Buy What to Expect When Owning a Horse So you have decided that you want to take the leap and the join millions of others who own a horse? Much like any large animal, horses rank high in the category of responsibility. With improvements in nutrition and health care, horses are living longer,  … Read more

UHC Materials

UHC Materials UHC handbook, Own Responsibly: Guidance for Current and Potential Horse Owners from the Unwanted Horse Coalition A handbook that includes detailed chapters on the responsibilities of horse ownership. UHC handbook, Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses A handbook that details initiatives and activities organizations can undertake to help reduce the  … Read more

Related Articles

Additional Info The “Unwanted” Horse in the U.S. The issue of the large number of unwanted horses in the U.S. first came to light following the 2001 Foot and Mouth disease epidemic in Europe. The European consumer’s concern with eating beef resulted in an increase in their consumption of horsemeat. This change drew media attention  … Read more