Virtual training program supports US horse rescues

Horse rescues around the United States can participate in a free, virtual training program.

Plan 4 Progress is a year-long course that will help increase the adoption success rates for horses who have been through traumatic experiences.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 11, and 25 rescues around the US will be chosen.

Participants receive access to nine training videos for staff and volunteers with equine safety tips, knots and tool handling and equine behavior. They also receive six videos for trainers with tips and techniques in the areas of catching, yielding the hindquarters/forequarters/ leading and backing, tying, trailer loading, farrier prep and veterinary prep.

Monthly phone and video conferences, with networking opportunities, are part of the program.

As the nation’s most influential advocate for local rescue standards, evaluations and training programs to ensure animal welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Doris Day Equine Center will work with Carter Ranch Horse and Trevor Carter for the second year in a row to host this virtual training.


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