Horse Lovers United, Inc., a 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization, was
founded in August 1992, by a small group of dedicated horse lovers. Our
goal is to find new, lifetime homes for displaced horses.
Since our incorporation, we have directly placed more than 120 horses
in new homes. We have assisted in the placements of 700+ more through
networking with other groups of similar interests. Adopters have gained
much pleasure with their horses in a variety of new careers including
trail riding, pleasure driving, riding in parades, sleigh rides,
dressage and many more. We accept donations of all breeds of horses
into our program with particular interest in the "retired" or
"noncompetitive" Standardbred racehorse.
The Adoption Process
All donated horses start with a transition period from working horse
pleasure horse. During this time, the horse is evaluated by experienced
horsemen, given necessary veterinary care, groomed, and started under
saddle to determine if riding will be a possibility. Then, the process
of "matchmaking" begins - to place the donated horse in a compatible
home. Applicants and their facilities are carefully screened. A match
is made and the horse is placed in its new home. Each new adopter signs
an adoption agreement.
Follow-up visits are made periodically throughout the horse's lifetime
to ensure quality care and to assist the adopter with any problems. We
continue to support our new adopters with personal assistance, advice
and reference and educational materials. If an adopter cannot keep the
horse for its lifetime, the horse comes back into the program until
another match can be made. Many people have been able to know the
pleasure and personal rewards of horse keeping for the first time
through this adoption process.
Long Term Goals
We hope to save the lives of many horses that would otherwise be
sent to a slaughterhouse. We benefit society by enabling more people to
know the joys of horse keeping. In addition, by keeping more horses
alive, all equine-related businesses and services (grain farmers, tack
shops, veterinarians, farriers, and more) will benefit. Our long term
goal is to see every equine is a happy lifetime home.
||Horse Lovers United, Inc.
PO Box 2744
Salisbury, MD 21802-2744
Phone: 410 749-3599 Main Office
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purpose. (except to fill out the adoption application or membership
a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization