I love the name–I just love it. HopeForHorses is a relatively new group of concerned, committed horse lovers, advocates, owners, breeders, and horse health practitioners who have become aware of situations in which horses are in distress, neglected and/or abandoned, sometimes by loving owners whose fortunes have changed, sometimes by others who either don’t know any better or who have not planned for the horse’s future when a personal armageddon occurs. Hope for Horses concentrates its energy on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I don’t know exact numbers, but I do know that Western Canada has a great number of equines–matching and probably exceeding the number of equines we have here in Quebec. The vast expanses of land in BC and Alberta lend themselves to owning livestock and horses which may have carried on for generations or been inaugurated by urbanites seeking to “return to the land”–something not unknown to those of us who experienced the “back-to-the-land” movement of the 60s.
What’s so wonderful about Hope for Horses is that responsible, loving owners who have fallen on hard times can appeal to them to help care for their beloved pets. This is how the group’s Policy statement puts it:Read More