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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
CANTER's program is rehab, retrain, rehome Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. CANTER accepts non-competitive and injured thoroughbreds off racetracks in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Most are young at 3 - 5 years old. CANTER transports them off racetracks into CANTER-approved rehab or training facilities for veterinary evaluation, treatment and farrier care. Rehabilitation time helps them adjust to farm life and living in a herd. Retraining begins for new careers and marketing results in adoptions by Canter-approved adopters in non-race homes.
CANTER provides life saving surgery to remove bone chips or repair leg fractures at Michigan State University, while providing an advanced education to MSU Vet students who assist with all aspects of arthroscopic surgery.
CANTER horses heal with several months rehab. A vet assessment determines when they can end rehab and begin retraining for new careers.
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.
Horse ShowsDo you enjoy talking with people about horses? CANTER Michigan participates in Horse Shows and Equine events selling CANTER logo merchandise, promoting CANTER thoroughbreds available for adoption and the benefits of thoroughbreds as sport horses or trail horses. We welcome you to join other CANTER volunteers at Horse Shows or Equine events.
TransportThoroughbreds retiring off racetracks in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and other midwest tracks come into the CANTER Michigan program to receive rehab, retraining and marketing. If injured, the horse receives life saving surgery at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Transporters are always needed. If you have a horse trailer suitable for a thoroughbred and can transport for expenses, please contact CANTER Michigan.
MarketingMarketing CANTER thoroughbreds to riders in all disciplines such as Dressage, Hunter, Jumper, Eventing, polo, trail riding, etc is a priority. CANTER welcomes new and innovative marketing ideas to promote CANTER thoroughbreds.. We love new ideas that help each CANTER horse find their perfect home! Share your ideas with us!
NewsletterCANTER Michigan publishes an online newsletter. Do you enjoy writing and formatting e-newsletters? Contact us.
ArtistsAll Artists welcome to showcase your equine art! Do you make Calendars or Holiday cards where CANTER can partner with you and promote your artwork on Facebook and our website? Would you donate original artwork for silent auction fundraisers?
Give your Equine Art the exposure it deserves!
FundraisingCANTER Michigan is an ALL volunteer 501(c)3 organization since 1999. We welcome new and innovative fundraising ideas. Do you have an idea to help raise money to train thoroughbreds as sport horses or trail horses? We'd love to hear from you. Do you have an idea to help raise funds to pay for life saving surgeries for injured thoroughbreds? Pay for Hay? Transport? Contact us.
Silent Auction ItemsAll Silent Auction items great appreciated to help CANTER raise funds to transition OTTBs. Equine art, vacation condos, equine jewelry, sculptures, gift certificates! You can send items to CANTER, 8619 Edgewood Park Drive, Commerce Twp. Michigan 48382. CANTER will send you a donation receipt.
Halters, Saddles, TackHalters, Saddles and Tack help in training CANTER thoroughbred ex-racehorses to learn new careers as sport horses, dressage and Trail Horses. If you'd like to donate halters, saddles or any tack, or would like to donate to CANTER to buy Halters, Saddles or Tack, please send to CANTER, 8619 Edgewood Park Dr., Commerce Twp. Mi. 48382. CANTER will send you a donation receipt.
Grain, NutrientsCANTER thoroughbreds need a lot of grain and nutrients to maintain their athletic weight, as they rehab and retrain for new careers as sport horses or trail horses. If you'd like to donate, grain or nutrients, or would like to donate to CANTER to buy grain and nutrients, you can send to CANTER, 8619 Edgewood Park Drive, Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382. thanks!
CANTER will send you a donation receipt.
Blankets, Rain SheetsCANTER Thoroughbreds in rehabilitation or retraining can use Blankets and Rain Sheets that fit their athletic size, Sizes 78 to 82. You can ship to CANTER at 8619 Edgewood Park Drive, Commerce Twp. Michigan 48382. CANTER will send you a donation receipt.