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Unwanted Horse Coalition Updates

Unwanted Horse Coalition Website     The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is excited to announce the launch of its new website. In addition to general information about the UHC and the unwanted horse issue, the site also features membership and donation information for those looking to contribute to the UHC’s mission. Like the old website,  … 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. October 21, 2015—Edition 71  … 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 Documents Operation Gelding Funding Application Online Form × Submit a Funding Application Operation Gelding Funding Application Form (Printable Version) Operation Gelding Participant Application Operation Gelding Signed Consent Form Operation Gelding Veterinary Statement Form How to Conduct a Clinic Operation Gelding Participant Information Operation Gelding Aftercare Instructions

Books for Purchase

Books for Purchase How to Start and Run and Rescue The UHC offers Dr. Jennifer Williams’ book, How to Start and Run and Rescue. The book, which was donated to the UHC by member organization, The Equine Network, in 2012 is a valuable resource for those looking to start a rescue or for established equine  … Read more

What are my options if my horse dies or must be humanely euthanized?

There are several commonly used methods of equine carcass disposal including burial, landfills, composting, incineration, rendering, and biodigesters. Regulations regarding disposal vary greatly from state to state. In some locales, it is illegal to bury a chemically euthanized horse because the high levels of barbiturate make the carcass an environmental hazard. The average cost to  … 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

Issues – Additional Info

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

Unwanted Horses

Unwanted Horses In 2007 it was estimated that approximately 170,000 horses go unwanted each year. These so-called “unwanted horses” may be sick, injured, or old. They may be unmanageable, unridable, or dangerous, or may have otherwise failed to meet their owner’s expectations. In many cases, unwanted horses are healthy horses that become more of a  … Read more