Thursday, 18 October 2012

Every Horse Deserves A Second Chance

Every year there are thousands of horses in Ontario that are in need of assistance.  Some come from families that are no longer able to afford the upkeep, while others have run their course on the racetrack.  Some have been neglected and starved, leaving them terrified and untrusting.  Others are lame and are unable to continue their showing career.  Whatever the reason, theses horses deserve a second chance. There are many people across the country that feel the same way and have opened their farms and hearts in order to try and provide happy endings to many of these horses.

Rescue centres exist all across the country with a common goal in mind... to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home as many horses as possible.  These centres receive no funding from the government and depend on donations and the proceeds from fundraisers to provide food and care for the horses they take in.  If you are looking for your first horse or a new horse, take a moment to look online for these centres before going to the breeders.  They post pictures and stories behind all the horses they have rescued.  Give a rescued horse a second chance.   

Here are a few rescue centres:

Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue -
Horse Rescue Ontario -
Refuge RR -
Canadian Horse Rescue Links -
Horse Rescue Centres - www.tracs-bc/horserescuecentres.html
Cannington Horse Rescue -
Adopt A Preloved Horse -
Freedom Valley Horse Rescue -
Rainbow Valley Riding Center -

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