The Cincinnati, Ohio-based Brennan Equine Welfare Fund has announced that 15 equine rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, and placement facilities across the United States will receive its 2015 grants.

Thoroughbred-focused recipients include:

  • Bright Future’s Farm in Cochranton, Pennsylvania;
  • The Exceller Fund in Lexington, Kentucky;
  • Equine Encore Foundation in Tucson, Arizona;
  • Friends of Ferdinand (FFI) in Indianapolis, Indiana;
  • Glen Ellen Vocational Academy in Glen Ellen, California;
  • Thoroughbred Athletes in Guthrie, Oklahoma; and
  • CANTER Kentucky in Louisville.

Non-breed-specific organizations granted include:

  • The Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville; 
  • Mitchell Farm in Salem, Connecticut;
  • Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Maryland;
  • Speak Up For Horses in Falmouth, Kentucky; and
  • Heaven Can Wait in San Miguel, California.

Also recieving awards are:

  • Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship in Milford, Ohio;
  • Duchess Sanctuary in Oakland, Oregon; and
  • Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett, Colorado.

The grant provided to FFI will benefit Malcolm, a young Thoroughbred gelding who, despite a myriad of injuries and ailments, is blossoming under their care. FFI took him in after he was discovered abandoned at an auction house in Indiana in late 2014. Frightened and unstable, Malcolm had a body score of 2 to 2.5 (on a scale of 1 to 9), evidence of a previous broken pelvic wing, an infection in his right fetlock,