Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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The Thoroughbred Connection

The Thoroughbred Connection
562 Palmer Adah Road
Adah PA 15410

Tax ID/EIN: 45-2753841
Year Founded: 2011
Last Updated 2017-04-18

Public Charity

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
We are a rescue operation involved in rehabilitating Thoroughbred racehorses that have been injured, can no longer race, or do not have the will to race at the track, but that are well enough and sound enough to be retrained for other disciplines. We also offer a full retirement facility.

Horse-related programs:
The Thoroughbred Connection is a horse rescue operation located in southwestern Pennsylvania that is involved in rehabilitating Thoroughbred racehorses that have been injured, can no longer race, or do not have the will to race at the track. Many of these horses are well enough and sound enough to be placed and retrained for another discipline. Our goal is to adopt these horses into loving homes to avoid their fate at an auction or slaughterhouse. We also offer the option of a full retirement facility for those owners who wish for their horse to have a place to live out the life that they deserve in total retirement. The Thoroughbred Connection is here to fill in the gap for many deserving athletes who have given their all when asked in their performances at the racetrack and aid them in transitioning from a life of hard work to a life in a new discipline or retirement.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed
Minimum Age: 18
Must be 18 years or over, with reliable transportation. An application must be completed and approved prior to volunteering. A release of liability form is also required to be signed by all volunteers

Wish List Items

Wish List
Items we need: Hay, 12% Sweet Feed, Whole Oats, Beet Pulp Shreds, Cotton Leads with stud chains, building materials, vet wrap, hoof poultices, fly spray, shampoos/conditioners, MTG, blue kote, wound dressings, paste wormers, ulcer meds

Wish List
Protein blocks and tubs salt blocks cotton leads with chains safechoice senior and regular Equine Inspiration High Power feed paste and pellet wormers, GUT, 12%sweet feed, beet pulp, alfalfa cubes