Horse Rescue


Understanding horse rescue lingo

Terms like “neglect,” “abuse,” “abandonment” and “stray” have precise legal definitions that can vary by state.

Not all skinny horses are neglected. Horses may lose a great deal of weight when ill or injured, and the owner may be working with a veterinarian to treat the horse and put weight back on him. Or the owner may have acquired the horse only recently and is rehabilitating him.

5 Misunderstandings about what constitutes horse neglect or abuse

A number of the complaints made about equine rescues are based on misunderstandings.


What horse rescues do

Equine rescues are an important part of the horse industry, but do you know all that they do? Here’s a rundown of the work done by rescues to help horses.