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Kentucky Equine Humane Center

P.O. Box 910124
Lexington KY 40591

Tax ID/EIN: 20-5883736
Year Founded: 2007
Last Updated 2017-04-25

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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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.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

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

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of KyEHC is to provide humane treatment and shelter while working to seek adoptive homes and provide second chances for Kentucky's equines, regardless of breed. KyEHC is also committed to educating the public and raising awareness for responsible horse ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis. Our goal is to work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save America's equines from inhumane treatment.

Horse-related programs:
KyEHC is an all breed equine facility and provides all necessary care for the treatment of neglected and abused horses - this includes veterinary services, farriers, feed, medicine and a safe place. Every horse that arrives receives a complete physical from a licensed veterinarian, shots, worming, farrier and dental work, as well as attention to any presenting physical injury or disease.<br /><br />Our staff trains each horse to a level of walk, trot, lope/canter with the intention of getting that horse ready to be adopted. Adopters complete applications for horses and we strive to make the best match between horse and adopter.<br /><br />We also offer our Take the Reins Education Initiative program to local 4th grade students at participating schools. Take the Reins seeks to educate children on horsemanship, community responsibility, horse careers, and horse care. This program features field trips to the KyEHC, guest speakers, and curriculum involvement.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Wanted
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at the KyEHC! Our volunteers help out at the Center both in the office and in the barn and we also use volunteers to help during special events.

Wish List Items

There are no wish list items posted at this time

*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.