Creating sanctuary – no more “unwanted” horses
Concerning horses bred for other sports it’s a similar process of elimination. We had 75,225 new Quarter Horses registered in the USA in 2011. We have large numbers of Arabian Horses, Warmbloods, gaited horses, and sport ponies being bred each year as well.
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) position on unwanted horses:
We are extremely concerned about the welfare of unwanted horses and the reports we’re seeing and hearing of increasing numbers of horses being abandoned, abused, and neglected. There are more horses than there are homes for them, and we need solutions. To develop short- and long-term solutions that are viable and sustainable, cooperation among a variety of groups will be necessary. We’re confident that if breeders, owners, horse rescuers, and other stakeholders can collaborate and cooperate, this welfare problem can be effectively addressed.
We are preparing to solve this problem at OurHorses. We are creating a value for all horses whether or not they can perform for humans. We see our own value as caretakers and guardians of all horses and humans who are alive today.
It’s a big task we’ve set ahead of ourselves but if not us, who? We will start this experiment by creating homes for all unwanted horses in our home base, North San Juan, California as well as providing sanctuary for humans who want to rest and join us as caretakers of horses. We need a lot of help from warriors of the heart.
Join us in the creation of this world. You can begin by sharing this message with people to raise awareness of the problem.