Did you know that the month of May is Adopt a Horse month? Every year, the ASPCA hosts this special campaign to bring attention to the thousands of adoptable equines across the country that are looking for their forever homes. These horses, ponies, donkeys and mules are all in search of their perfect person, and Adopt a Horse Month aims to promote adoption as a way for equestrians to find their next equine partner. Horse adoption is not as popular or widespread as adoption for other domestic animals, such as dogs or cats, and Adopt a Horse Month aims to change that.
There are over 150 equine rescue adoption and rescue organizations from across the country that are participating in this year’s event! If you’re in the market to bring a new horse home, the ASPCA has created My Right Horse, a website that allows easy searching for adoptable equines in your area. The site even includes space to rate each equine’s temperament, behavior profile, and ideal disciplines for them, making it even easier to find the perfect partner for you.
If you’re interested in adopting a horse of your own, there’s no better time than now!