Here are some important things to consider when you are rehoming your horse:
- Why are you rehoming your horse? It is important to understand your reasons for rehoming your horse. This will help you to find the right home for your horse and to ensure that it is a good fit for both of you.
- What are your horse's needs? Consider your horse's age, breed, health, and personality when looking for a new home. You want to find a home where your horse will be well-cared for and where it will have the opportunity to thrive.
- What are your expectations for the new owner? Be clear about your expectations for the new owner. For example, do you want them to keep your horse in certain conditions? Do you want them to use your horse for a particular purpose?
- How will you find a new home for your horse? There are a number of ways to find a new home for your horse. You can ask your friends, family, and other horse owners for referrals. You can also advertise your horse online or in equestrian publications.
- What will you do if you can't find a new home for your horse? If you are unable to find a new home for your horse, there are a number of rescue organizations that can help and many are listed on this page. These organizations will take in your horse and find it a new home.
Here are some additional tips for rehoming your horse:
- Be honest about your horse's history and health. It is important to be honest with potential new owners about your horse's history and health. This will help them to make an informed decision about whether or not to adopt your horse.
- Meet the potential new owner and their horse. It is important to meet the potential new owner and their horse in person before you rehome your horse. This will give you a chance to see how they interact with each other and to make sure that they are a good fit for each other.
- Have a contract in place. It is a good idea to have a contract in place when you rehome your horse. This contract should outline the terms of the rehoming, such as the new owner's responsibilities and your right to visit the horse.
Rehoming a horse can be a difficult decision, but it is important to remember that you are doing what is best for your horse. By carefully considering all of the factors involved, you can find a new home where your horse will be well-cared for and where it will have the opportunity to thrive.
DISCLAIMER: The organizations listed are for informational purposes only. It is highly recommended to pursue due diligence and make independent inquiries prior to donating to any organization.
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Nonprofit Receives National Recognition for Finding Retired Horses Homes
Nonprofit receives national recognition for finding retired horses at Arlington Park homes
Karen Ann Cullotta, Contact Reporter - Chicago Tribune
Horse trainer Jan Ely remembers the day she received a frantic phone call from an animal rescue volunteer who had identified one of the horses in a "kill pen" in Shipshewana, Ind., as Pushin Up Daisy — a thoroughbred mare who had been racing at Arlington Park just a few months earlier.
"She had left Arlington around the end of July of 2015 and just four months later, she had her foot on the banana," said Ely, the coordinator of Galloping Out.
The nonprofit organization in Illinois has found homes for more than 180 retired thoroughbred horses who have raced at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights and Hawthorne Race Course near south suburban Cicero.Read the story in the Chicago Tribune