Equine Rescue Places 123 Thoroughbreds in 2009

 Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the economy, TPR (as their fans fondly call them) still found homes for 123 horses. While this does not quite match their hightest number of 150 (before the

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Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the economy, TPR (as their fans fondly call them) still found homes for 123 horses. While this does not quite match their hightest number of 150 (before they were a non-profit), it is still pretty remarkable when you consider that they have only been a non-profit since March of 2009.

TheHorse.com is an integral part of their success.

"Without the assistance of gracious free advertising (on TheHorse.com Adoption Services) and my volunteers that aid me posting the horses (to include my saint-like mother), we would never be able to place the number of horses that we have, " said Kim Clark, TPR's President and a 25-year veteran of the racetrack.

She said TheHorse.com enables TPR to draw attention to these animals beyond the local area which, in turn, will enable TPR to place the perfect horse with their perfectly matched human

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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