General Educational Information:

This page is a collection of educational materials regarding useful information pertaining to horses and horse ownership. These links will direct you to outside organizations within the Horse Industry.

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      An informational booklet created by the UHC on Responsible Horse Ownership.

      UHC Brochure, Preventing Horses From Becoming At-Risk: Own Responsibly

      A brochure that describes the Coalition, its activities, its goals, and the services it provides to members of the horse industry.

      UHC Brochure: Rehabilitating the Neglected Horse: A Caregivers Guide

      A brochure curtesy of the United Horse Coalition, the American Horse Council, and sponsors; Nutrena, American Farrier’s Association, and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

      UHC Brochure: Breeding Responsibly

      A brochure created by UHC to promote Responsible Ownership through Responsible Breeding practices.  By breeding responsibly or not at all, owners are helping to significantly reduce the number of at-risk horses in America.

      2009 Unwanted Horse Survey

      The results of a national survey taken by more than 27,000 horse owners, equine industry stakeholders, rescue and retirement facilities, and non-horse owners regarding the issue of unwanted horses, the causes, solutions, and implications.

      Best Practices: How your organization can help.

      (Updated Version coming 2020)

      An informational booklet that lists various initiatives and activities you or your organization can undertake to help horses that are at risk, or in transition.

      UHC Membership Benefits

      Information regarding the benefits of becoming a member of the United Horse Coalition.

      Owning Responsibly:

      The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the problem of horses At-Risk, or in transition. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.

      Our Mission:

      Through industry collaboration, the UHC promotes education and options for at-risk and transitioning horses.