HELP ME - CENTRAL

HELPING THOSE WHO CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES

WELCOME TO THE EQUINE PAGE FOR KY CENTRAL!

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Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.

~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse,"

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW          ORGANIZATIONS
URGENT SITUATIONS                      RESCUES
IN THE NEWS                                      RESOURCES
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                    LEGISLATION

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it.
                                                                                                                       ~John Moore 
   
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Have a stolen or missing horse?  Contact www.netposse.com

Found a good article on a horse rescue website.  What you should know about horse rescues - are they legit? This is a good resource to use when your looking into adopting, volunteering or donating to a horse rescue.

http://www.strawberrymountainmustangs.com/rescue

Use this chart to recognize neglect: http://www.userl.org/HennekeChart.html

Recognizing Neglect

Poor body weight: A chart is provided that outlines levels of horse body condition.
Poor Hair Coat: a long, dead haircoat reflects poor nutrition and/or internal/external parasites.
Dehydration: Pinch the skin over the shoulder blade. If it takes more than two seconds to return to normal, the horse is dehydrated. Other signs of dehydration include: dry gums, sunken eye sockets.
Shelter: Inspect the area. A horse should have at least a stand of trees to provide shade in summer and block the cold winds in winter. USERL recommends a three sided-shelter.
Veterinary Care: Equines need regular veterinary care to ensure their health. If a horse has signs of disease or injury that are not being attended to by a veterinarian, it may be considered a case of neglect.
De-worming: De-worming is essential for horsesÂ’ health. Signs a horse is not receiving de-worming medication includes abdominal bloating, rub marks on tail and points of buttocks, poor body weight and poor hair coat.
Farrier Care: Equine hooves need to be cared for and maintained on a regular basis. If not, they will eventually experience difficulty walking, or more serious hoof abnormalities. Inspect feet for condition, length and presence of thrush. If they appear to be too long, cracked,  infected or the horse appears lame, it may be considered a case of neglect.

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URGENT SITUATIONS

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Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.       
                               
~C.W. Anderson

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IN THE NEWS

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A dog may be man's best friend, but the horse wrote history.  ~Author Unknown

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Horse rescued from slurry pit in Western Kentucky ( September14)
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/14/1434231/horse-rescued-from-slurry-pit.html

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted. ~ Anonymous

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If your horse group has any events or activities going on that you would like posted here, please let us know! 

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ORGANIZATIONS

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Horse, thou art truly a creature without equal, for thou fliest without wings and conquerest without sword. ~ The Koran

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To report neglect/abuse in Indiana or Kentucky please email:  investigations@userl.org

United States Equine Rescue League - KENTUCKIANA
To Report Equine Neglect/Abuse: EMAIL:  investigations@userl.org
Phone: 1 (800) 650-8549
Email: userlkentucky@yahoo.com
Website:   www.userl.org
Yahoo Group: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/USERL-KY
Rescue  Abused, neglected, or abandoned equines (horses)

To learn more about legislation & education in regards to horses, visit this very informative groups website:

Speak Up for Horses
P.O. Box 434
Falmouth, KY 41040
Phone: (859) 445-7766 and (513) 474-6626
Email:  info@speakupforhorses.org
Website:  www.speakupforhorses.org
Advocacy  To educate the public on the plight caused by an unknowing public, by  inadequate horse welfare laws, and by the woeful enforcement of existing laws at the federal, state, and local levels

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RESCUES

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Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.

~Stanley Harrison

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Blair's Equine Rescue
7605 Cedar Grove Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Ph: (502) 543-2956
Email: marcia@blairsrescue.org
Website: www.blairsrescue.org
Rescue Focusing on the rescue and adoption of mistreated or neglected horses

Casey Creek Horse Rescue & Adoption
624 Wilson Creek Rd.
Casey Creek, KY 42728
Phone: (270) 789-4198
Email: desperado_55@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.orphanfoals.org
Rescue Adopting nursemare foals into caring homes

Equine Transitional Training Alliance  Full
P.O. Box 24834
Lexington KY 40524
Phone: (859) 846-5655
Email: ettahorse@hotmail.com
Website:  http://groups.msn.com/EquineTransitionalTrainingAlliance/
Rescue  Horses  Our program consists of an all-breed racehorse "recycling" program, a training/retraining program for problem horses and unbroke horses,  an adoption facility, and a facility for Kentucky Humane Societies and Animal Control departments to put seized horses if they don't have a facility of their own.  Will act as matchmaker to help find new homes for horses

KARE, Inc. - Kentuckiana Arabian Rescue
897 Ceder Spring Drive
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
Email:  KARErescue@aol.com
Website: http://members.aol.com/ladyhawk55/page/kare.htm
Rescue  Equines (Horses) Arabians --NOT ACTIVELY RESCUING AT THIS TIME

Kentucky Equine Humane Center Inc.
1713 Catnip Hill Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: (859) 881-5849  
Email: info@kyehc.org
Website: http://www.kyehc.org/
Rescue/Shelter Clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Kentucky's unwanted equines (horses) regardless of breed

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center (at Kentucky Horse Park)
Phone: (859) 863-1775
Email:  info@thoroughbredadoption.com  ?
Website: http://www.thoroughbredadoption.com/Makers-Mark-Secretariat-Center-c8.html
Rescue  Facility to re-train Thoroughbred racehorses for second careers

Mountain View Rescue   Raquel Ferotti 
P.O. Box 1542
Columbia, KY 42728
Phone: (270) 634-4680
Email: mountainviewrescue@yahoo.com
Website: www.mountainviewrescue.com
Rescue  To rehabilitate, re-school & re-home unwanted, neglected, mistreated and misunderstood equines

Old Friends
1841 Paynes Depot Road
Georgetown, KY  40324
Phone (502) 863-1775
Email:  contact@oldfriendsequine.com
Website:  http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/
Rescue/Retirement Facility For pensioned and at risk Thoroughbreds. Accepts stallions

Rainhill Equine Facility
11125 Ky Highway 185
Bowling Green, KY 42
101
Phone: (270) 777-3164
Email: karen.thurman@wku.edu
Website: www.rainhillrescue.com
Rescue/Sanctuary  Home for blind, abandoned and unwanted horses

Rerun (Adopt A Thoroughbred)
Phone:  (859) 409-8328
Email:  rerunky@gmail.com
National Website: http://www.rerun.org
Kentucky Website:  http://www.rerun.org/KentuckyChapter.html
To place a horse into the program contact:
        Laurie Lane   Email:  rerunnj@verizon.net      Phone: (732) 521-1370
        or    Sue Swart    Email:    eruntb@yahoo.com        Phone: (315) 440-6823
Rescue  Thoroughbred Horses

Sabrina Equine Rescue  
998 Clifty Creek Road
Jamestown, KY 42629
Phone: (270) 343-6008  or  (270) 507-6658
Email: serescue@yahoo.com
Website: http://sabrinaequinerescue.ueuo.com/
Rescue Equine  Horses and donkeys  We serve Russell and surrounding counties

Second Stride at Moserwood Farms
P.O. Box 1483
Crestwood, KY 40014
Phone: (502) 228-7085
Email: secondstride@insightbb.com
Website:  www.secondstride.org
Rescue  Retired Thoroughbred racehorses

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
P.O. Box 3387
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 226-0028
Fax: (518) 226-0699
Website: http://www.trfinc.org/
Rescue Facilities in Lexington, KY (2); Ocala, FL; Montpelier, VA; Des Moines, IA; Greencastle, IN; Poughquag, NY; Rembert, SC; Jamestown, MO; & Wallkill, NY
    Kentucky
         Blackburn Correctional Complex
            Phone: (859) 246-3080
    Website:  http://www.trfinc.org/farms/farms.php?id=0
Rescue Saves Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. 18 inmates care for approximately 71 retired Thoroughbreds at the Lexington, Ky farm

United States Equine Rescue League - KENTUCKIANA
To Report Equine Neglect/Abuse: EMAIL:  investigations@userl.org
Phone: 1 (800) 650-8549
Email: userlkentucky@yahoo.com
Website:   www.userl.org
Yahoo Group: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/USERL-KY
Rescue  Abused, neglected, or abandoned equines (horses)

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RESOURCES

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When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
                                                                                      ~William Shakespeare, Henry V

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LEGISLATION

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At it's finest horse and rider are joined not by tack but by trust. Each one is reliant upon the other; each one is the selfless guardian of the other's very well-being.      ~Anonymous

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RACING TO END HORSE SLAUGHTER
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2010/01/fighting_horse_slaughter_011210.html

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