All horses, even champions of the racetrack and the show ring, are only one unlucky sale away from abuse, neglect and slaughter.Learn how you can help >
The EQUUS Foundation is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to safeguarding the comfort and dignity of America's horses throughout their lives and sharing their magic and power with as many people as possible. Our mission is to protect America's horses and strengthen the bond between horses and people.
Most horses will have multiple homes during their lifetimes, but thousands of horses suffer from abuse, neglect and being shipped off to slaughter each year.
Help us eliminate abuse and enrich the lives of people by increasing the number & capacity of organizations dedicated to:
•Retraining and rehoming horses in transition;
•Making the unique abilities of horses to
empower, teach and heal available to
Horses shipped across the border to be slaughtered last year
People with disabilities in the United States
People with special needs currently assisted by America's horses
Horses currently assisting people with special needs
Today, the benefits of the horse-human bond are becoming more apparent. Horses thrill us as athletes, but they are also amazing teachers, companions and healers. Many more horses can be elevating the lives of people with and without special needs.
•EMPOWER equine charities to operate at the
highest standards for horse care and service
and be fully transparent by providing them with
financial support, recognition, guidance,
•INSPIRE horse lovers to become horse
protectors by stimulating advocacy and
•EDUCATE the public on the value of horses
in our lives by sharing stories of their amazing
achievements and contributions
Partnering to improve the way horses are treated and perceived - it takes a village!Learn More >
Encouraging the pursuit of equine studies at the collegiate level and careers in the equine industryLearn More >
Together, we can reduce the abuse and neglect of horses and the number of horses meeting cruel and premature deaths.
Together, we can elevate the lives of people through the magic and power of horses.
Together, we can increase the number and capacity of equine charities dedicated to protecting America's horses and providing equine assisted activities and therapies available to more people, especially people with special needs.
Together, we can improve the way America's horses are treated and perceived and ensure a humane and sustainable environment for horses now and in the future.
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