NATIONAL HORSE PROTECTION DAY
National Horse Protection Day on March 1st highlights the plight of horses in America and beyond. The day aims to help thousands of unwanted horses in this country to find forever homes.
The horse holds a legendary mystique in the American culture. In North America, the legendary horse is embedded in our culture and runs deep into the roots of our history. As the country grew, our indebtedness to the horse grew, too. While few people see the horse as much more than a recreational animal today, they still serve on working ranches. As a therapy animal, horses relieve the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and other disorders. Long past their age as a plow horse or part of the cavalry, they continue connecting to humans, and we continue to rely on them.
However, despite their legendary status, many go unwanted, abused or neglected. National Horse Protection Day is about addressing those issues. Around the country, several organizations support horse rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption. Their programs offer shelter and veterinary care for horses that have been neglected or abused. Many of them provide a sanctuary where the horses live out the remainder of their lives. Once rehabilitated, many of the horses become available for adoption.
All of these services require funds, volunteers and education for the general public. Food, medical supplies, shelter, and training all take time and money. Depending on the condition of the horse, costs add up.
HOW TO OBSERVE #HorseProtectionDay
Learn more about horse adoption. Volunteer at a horse rescue near you. Donate your time, services, or money to the cause. Share this story to help prevent abuse and neglect of horses and find homes for those in need by using #HorseProtectionDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL HORSE PROTECTION DAY HISTORY
Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist/Advocate, Colleen Page created Horse Protection Day in 2005.
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