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Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes the Next Step

This Unwanted Horse Coalition news summary is provided as an educational service to those interested in the issue of the unwanted horse. The articles do not reflect the opinions of the Unwanted Horse Coalition or any of its employees. The listing of events does not constitute an endorsement of a particular event. If you see an article or event that may be appropriate for inclusion in Media Roundup, please e-mail it to

Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes the Next Step

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, now in its fifth year, adopted a multi-faceted strategic plan June 21 designed to continue advocacy and education programs but move the organization to the next level.

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Increased Relief for Kentucky Horse Owners on the Way

According to a recent report, one out of every ten work-eligible Kentuckians is unemployed. In response to the significant increase in jobless horse owners, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has modified eligibility requirements for their Equine Safety Net program.

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AQHA Launches Full Circle Program

The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Full Circle Program to reunite breeders and previous owners with horses they remember well. Through the free Full Circle Program, AQHA members will be able to indicate on a horse's registration certificate that if the horse ever becomes unwanted, unusable, or simply ready for retirement, the member will - if possible - assist in providing or finding a suitable home.

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Protecting Racehorses for Second Careers

The biggest takeaway message from a panel on transitioning Thoroughbred racehorses to second careers during the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland June 28 was how trainers need to protect their horses while they're on the track in order to give them more fulfilling opportunities down the road.

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards $860,672 in Grants

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today grants totaling $860,672 have been awarded to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.

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Haybanks in the Running for Refreshment

Nothing refreshes better on a hot summer day than a long, cool drink of water. Although water is the logical choice for horses, many horse rescue organizations are turning to Pepsi. However, rather than thirst, Pepsi is helping quench the sting of the current economy with it's Refresh Project.

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The Jockey Clubs Adds Auction History to Tattoo Identification Services

Tattoo Identification Services was launched in April 2009 to help owners identify tattooed but unknown Thoroughbreds in their possession, and it has been visited more than 200,000 times since then. A link is now provided to the Free Auction Results Search for the identified horse so that an individual can view public sales results, including the last purchaser at auction, as an aid in researching the horse's history. Links to a five-generation pedigree from and to racing information from are also provided.

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The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.

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