Rescue Takes on the Most Severe Cases of Neglect and Succeeds!
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center is located in Nicholasville, KY and they pride themselves in being an “all-breed equine rescue.” They take horses of all different ages, conditions, and backgrounds. This includes some truly severe rehabilitation cases, but Executive Director Karen Gustin says their experienced staff is able to handle this pressure. “Because our staff has decades of equine experience, we are able to take very challenging rehab cases. When we take in horses that are severe medical cases and that require extensive rehab, we are usually able to turn them around.” The entire staff is able to take pride in the successes when these horses are adopted out.
The greatest challenge for the KyEHC is funding the needs of the organization when they have approximately fifty horses to care for at any given time. At an expense of $500 per horse per month, this amount really starts to add up so they rely heavily on volunteers and donations.
The horses that go through the KyEHC are always thoroughly checked by a veterinarian before placed in an individual training plan. “The horses who are surrendered to us come from many different backgrounds, so we pride ourselves on working with each horse as an individual and not having a standard (one size fits all) training program,” Karen explained.
“The rescue was first formed by a passionate group of equine advocates whose mission was to found an all-breed rescue who worked to save and find new forever homes for the unwanted horses of Kentucky from abuse, abandonment and neglect.” Any potential adopters can learn more about the KyEHC by visiting their website or YouTube channel. You will be asked to fill out a very in-depth application with several references required. Ultimately, this application could be your very first step to providing a home to a needy horse in Kentucky!