Hope is On the Horizon for Horses and Horse Lovers . . .

The world has changed for all of us in the recent past – and while we continue to face challenges, there are glimmers of a better future ahead! In the midst of this difficult time, there is some good news. The demand of the international market for the meat of America’s horses has declined — dramatically lowering the number of horses being transported across our borders to Mexico and Canada for slaughter from the all-time high of 166,572 in 2012 to 34,445 in 2020.

There’s no better time than right now to invest in programs with the greatest impact – those that are minimizing the conditions that lead to abuse and neglect, and the threat of slaughter by:

  • Finding homes for at-risk horses and horses in transition,
  • Providing a safety net for owners enduring hardship to keep their horses,
  • Ensuring a safe haven for aged horses, and
  • Increasing opportunities for more horses to engage and partner with people in new and innovative ways.

The work of the EQUUS Foundation begins each time the career of a horse comes to an end.

During our fiscal year ending in August 2021, we were able to help provide care for over 5,000 equines at 142 charities nationwide. All horses, even champions of the racetrack and the show ring, are only one unlucky sale away from abuse, neglect and slaughter. Tens of thousands are waiting for their Next Chapter.

Please consider making a gift here to the EQUUS Foundation
as part of your Holiday Giving plans.


Or — Treat Yourself and Your Loved Ones with the Best Gift You Can Give – to Horses!

What better way to give back to America’s horses than to treat yourself and your loved ones with a gift this holiday season. Your purchases will not only help care for a horse who has been the victim of abuse and neglect – and saved from being shipped off to slaughter, it will also help care for a horse at an equine therapeutic center who is enriching and improving the lives of people who are facing hardships, especially children.

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Horses enrich the lives of millions of people and help make those with the deepest of wounds whole again. You can help us build a humane and sustainable environment for all of America’s horses by treating yourself and your loved ones by supporting the EQUUS Foundation. Please help us ensure that all of America’s horses are treated like champions!

ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America’s horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

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Contact: Lynn Coakley