Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

Kentucky Horse Park Assists Rescue Horses

The Kentucky Horse Park and The Kentucky Equine Humane Center have good news for the state’s unwanted horses. John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, announced that the park will accept rescue horses from KyEHC for re-training and rehabilitation.

KyEHC employees asked for assistance after receiving a number of unwanted pregnant mares. While touring the KyEHC facility, Kathy Hopkins, Equine Director for the Kentucky Horse Park, noticed a number of other horses she thought the park could help through their Professional Horseman's course.

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The Kentucky Horse Park and The Kentucky Equine Humane Center have good news for the state’s unwanted horses. John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, announced that the park will accept rescue horses from KyEHC for re-training and rehabilitation.

KyEHC employees asked for assistance after receiving a number of unwanted pregnant mares. While touring the KyEHC facility, Kathy Hopkins, Equine Director for the Kentucky Horse Park, noticed a number of other horses she thought the park could help through their Professional Horseman’s course.

“This might be a perfect example of ‘what goes around comes around,’ ” said Nicholson.  “As we step up to the plate to help these horses, the horses will, in turn, help our students to become more qualified and conscientious caretakers, who will accordingly discover ways to make their own valuable contributions to the horse industry.”

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The KyEHC, a 72-acre facility in central Kentucky, accepts unwanted horses of any breed.  Lori Neagle, Executive Director of KyEHC, noted the importance of the new partnership. 

“Horses that have training are much more adoptable,” she said. “This partnership will allow the horses to be more useful, and therefore, find homes easier, allowing KyEHC to place more horses into adoptive homes.”

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