“Rescue animals aren’t broken, they’ve simply experienced more life than other animals. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don’t pity them. Do something. Help to rescue. Donate. Volunteer. Foster. Adopt. And be proud to have their greatness by your side.”
Why should I adopt a horse?
Adopting a horse means you are saving a life! Most rescue horses have been through so much. Here at A&A we strive to make their lives better than ever. When you adopt a horse from a rescue you are promising that horse that they will never be in the same horrible situations again. Believe it or not, horses have feelings too and they rely on you to keep them happy! Our job is to keep horses out of the slaughter market and keep them happy and healthy. USDA surveys show more than 92% of horses headed to slaughter are fit enough to lead a productive life. When you adopt a horse from us you’re opening up a slot for another horse in need. If 92% of these horses are sound and sane, why are they ending up on kill trucks? This “dirty little secret” of the horse industry needs to be recognized, because by embracing the usefulness of each individual equine, every horse can know a purposeful life.
By opening your home to a rescue horse, you are illustrating the uniqueness and variety in the unwanted horse population. Every time you travel with your horse to a new place, you meet up with your horsey friends, or you post a photo of your rescue horse on Facebook, you’re influencing the horse community to take a closer look at the way each individual horse enthusiast is affecting the enormous surplus of horses in this country.
Are you ready to adopt a horse or help a horse out?
Why does a horse become unwanted?
There are nearly 4 million horses in the U.S. used for recreational purposes, and another 2.7 million used for showing. The horses that end up on kill trucks are incorrectly assumed to be unfit for the recreational or show lifestyles that so many horse owners in America desire. Sometimes horses that end up in a kill lot are taken to an auction and sold quickly because the owners can no longer afford to take care of them. In some cases people get a horse and do not realize how much effort and money it takes to fully take care of a horse. Here at A&A most of the time we see cases that the owner can no longer afford to take care of them. Another reason is the owner is no longer physically able to take care of them anymore.
Are you in need of help with care of your horse?