ASPCA research indicates there are 2.3 million adults in the US who are interested in adopting a horse. This exciting discovery suggests there are more than enough untapped homes for all the country’s at-risk horses. Our goal is to help equine organizations find those homes and provide groups with resources to assist in transitioning horses to their next career.
Our Dedication to Horse Adoption
As part of the ASPCA’s 10-year goal to improve the welfare of 1.5 million equines and increase societal response to equine welfare issues, we became better poised to increase equine adoptions nationwide when we welcomed to our fold The Right Horse Initiative, a powerhouse collective of industry professionals, equine welfare organizations, and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. As an official program of the ASPCA, The Right Horse (TRH) collaborates with over 80 industry and adoption partners and has launched innovative programming focused on shattering the stigma surrounding horses in transition, who frequently end up at risk as they move between careers or owners.
To help reach potential adopters, TRH created a popular online equine adoption platform called My Right Horse, where the public can peruse hundreds of equines available for adoption across the country.
What You Can Do
We welcome you to join us in finding homes for horses by exploring these resources. And when you’re ready to saddle up, you can discover more about becoming an adoption or industry partner of TRH and the benefits of being part of this exciting initiative.
In addition to supporting The Right Horse Initiative, your organization can learn about and implement small, incremental changes that support helping horses find homes. In this section’s related content, you’ll find tools, tips, and examples from the field that you can apply in your own organization or community to also support normalizing horse adoption. These resources will help you create sustainable and maintainable adoption programs to help your horses find their home. Specifically, you’ll learn how to evaluate and train the horses in your care so they can be successful in their next home, attainable ways to increase adoptions, and tactics to help assure those adoptions are successful.