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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


Your Good Works for Horses Start HereYou 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 or  … Read more

Options for Horse Owners

Options for Horse Owners If you are in a situation where you need to re-home your horse, please review our Resources for Owners page. There are many resources available to owners (usually within specific states) to help you keep your horses at home. These “Safety Net” programs are short term options to help owners get through a period of  … Read more