The Plight of the Unwanted Horse
Because so many horses are bred and valued solely for their ability to win, make money or carry a rider, their future can be incredibly bleak when they can no longer perform the duties expected of them. If injury or bad training/misunderstanding befalls a horse, there are very few people willing to take on a 1,000-plus pound animal that can live more than 30 years, requires daily care, wide open space and expensive feed. One day, a horse can be safe and well-cared for, and the next he can find himself at an auction, where meat buyers bid on horses to sell to slaughter for horsemeat to be sold overseas.
The horses rescued by Hoof Prints to Freedom come from a variety of situations--born with the expectation that they'd win big at the track; raised to earn a profit in the pharmaceutical industry; born wild and then rounded up off the range; some simply lost their homes and had no place to go.
Click the links below to learn more about the issues that our rescued horses once faced. Want to help? Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.