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Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  … Read more

About Operation Gelding

Operation Gelding One of the UHC’s most successful programs, Operation Gelding, began in August 2010. Operation Gelding provides guidance, materials, promotional, and financial support to groups that wish to host low- or no-cost gelding clinics. The impetus for these clinics is that the castration of a stallion will help prevent overbreeding, in turn reducing the number of unwanted  … Read more

Unwanted Horse Coalition Revives Ambassador Program

September 8, 2016 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has revitalized its Ambassador Program, a volunteer service involving members of the horse industry who represent the UHC at meetings nationwide to present information about the UHC and unwanted horses. Any organization or group interested in the issue of unwanted horses, how they can help reduce  … Read more

Join The Effort

Programs to Help Unwanted Horses and How Your Organization Can Make a DifferenceJoin the Effort to reduce the number of unwanted horsesMany members of the horse industry have undertaken new and successful initiatives over the last decade to address the issue of unwanted horses. Adoption programs, education about responsible ownership, and increased rescue and retirement  … Read more

Rescued Standardbred Heals Wounds: Myrna’s Story

The UHC Blog: Guest ColumnBy: Lisa Schadt, President Manito Life CenterMany years ago, when my riding school was fairly new, I received a phone call from a veterinarian who had met a Standardbred horse on one of her farm visits.  The horse was at risk of being euthanized or sold at auction, as she had  … Read more

Operation Gelding Receives Grant from AAEP Foundation to Expand Program

August 11, 2016 – The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support expansion of the Operation Gelding program. Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low-and no-cost clinics for owners who might not otherwise be able to afford  … Read more

Reflections on a New Job

A small part of the job, but one of my favorites, is to discover and share good news about unwanted horses becoming wanted again.

UHC Hosts Annual Meeting, Operation Gelding to be Expanded

June 20, 2016 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) held its annual meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016, during the American Horse Council’s Annual Convention and National Issues Forum at the Washington Court Hotel. Attendees included 31 members of the UHC as well as 21 representatives from other equine industry organizations interested in reducing the number  … Read more