Retired Racehorse Project, Palmetto Carriage Works Join UHC

The UHC aims to reduce unwanted horse numbers and improve their welfare through education and industry collaboration.

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The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Palmetto Carriage Works have joined the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).

Based in Davidsonville, Maryland, the RRP is a national program designed to facilitate placement of off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports. Founded in 2010, the program is known for its $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.

Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston, South Carolina. The organization not only provides the public with historical tours of the city, but also provides its clients with educational information on steps to ensure welfare of working equids.

“We are thrilled that these two fine organizations have elected to join the coalition,” said UHC Chairman Doug Corey, DVM. “They will play an integral role in shaping the work of the UHC. The breadth of our membership provides the UHC a unique position to help unwanted horses across industry lines

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The Unwanted Horse Coalition represents a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together to educate the horse industry about the unwanted horse issue.

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