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Belle + Wiley

Wiley arrived at the school I work for with another 10 quarter horses from a trail riding company that shut down locally. As we assessed the horses to see if they would fit the needs of our riding program, I realized that Wiley would not. He was not a…

Belinda + Elahi

We knew that we wanted to adopt a rescue horse from the very beginning because there are just so many great horses out there that need rescuing. However, it seemed that no one had Arabians available for adoption. We even tried the local auction and…

Anna + Leda

In 2012 I was a working student at a local hunter/jumper and dressage barn. A new boarder had come in with a hot and sensitive OTTB mare named Leda. She had been off the track for some time and had transitioned into an eventing career with…

Amanda + Beauty

As I began getting my confidence in riding back after three strokes, I was looking for a horse who is sure-footed and could help me with my balance. In nursing school at the time, I knew I needed a laid-back horse who did not mind me not showing up every…

Students as Stakeholders

If you are like me, from the time you were learning how to walk and talk, you knew your life would revolve around animals. From rescuing my first kitten, to adopting my heart horse…I’ve continued to be inspired by people who…

It Starts With Adoption

In the last fifteen years, the United States has seen monumental change on the issue of dog and cat homelessness. Shelter euthanasia has decreased dramatically from 4-6 million deaths annually in 2007…

The New Right Horse Initiative Blog

As you may know, the Right Horse Initiative is a fairly new project and was only formally launched in February of 2017. Since inception, our main focus has been identifying and funding programs that would immediately…