America's Horse Faces Crisis

By Vel Moore, MS, PhD

For those of us in the horse rescue field, today’s troubled economy has produced serious issues of horse welfare. Increasing numbers of horses are facing homelessness and possible abandonment. Although it is gratifying to see more effort being made by professional institutions and organizations to assist in these crises, it is clear that all horse lovers must become horse advocates. The public domains (federal, state, or local) have neither the resources nor the interest in promoting concerns related to domesticated horses. There are no public funds for equine food banks, free grazing land, veterinary support

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