The ASPCA is excited to welcome The Right Horse Initiative as an official program of the organization!
Established in 2016, The Right Horse Initiative hosts a collective of industry professionals, equine welfare organizations and advocates working together to reframe the conversation around equine adoption and improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. In collaboration with over 60 industry and adoption partners, the Initiative has launched innovative programming focused on shattering the stigma surrounding horses in transition, who frequently end up at risk of inhumane treatment as they move between careers or owners.
As a close partner of the Initiative for the last three years, it made sense for The Right Horse to join the ASPCA after being successfully piloted by the Arnall Family Foundation.
"With a shared vision for increasing adoptions and elevating the welfare of all equines, we are thrilled to combine forces with The Right Horse Initiative to help even more horses across the country."
“The Right Horse Initiative has been pivotal in bringing together leading voices from all corners of the equine community — an approach the ASPCA employs in our own equine welfare work — and together we will continue to improve the lives of countless horses through innovative adoption programs, training, and increased public awareness,” says Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President and CEO.
ASPCA research suggests there could be at least 1.25 million households in the U.S. with the resources and desire to adopt a horse in need. The ASPCA is committed to reaching these potential adopters through The Right Horse Initiative’s online adoption platform, My Right Horse.
The ASPCA is focused on ensuring horses nationwide have good welfare by helping horses find homes, ensuring horses are cared for through equine safety net programs, combating cruelty and responding to disasters. As part of the ASPCA, The Right Horse Initiative will further develop positive systemic change for at-risk horses by continuing to innovate best practices in adoption, promoting adoption among horse-seekers, and fostering collaboration within the equine industry, including adoption agencies, rescues, breed and discipline associations.