Horses for Sale
“Horses for Sale.” It’s the first horse-related term you see when you hit the space bar after typing the word “horse” into Google’s search field. That means it’s the most often searched term in the world’s most powerful search engine. And that’s just the beginning of America’s horse problem.
With more horses for sale than there are responsible owners, America has created a dirty little secret that leads to tens of thousands of slaughtered horses every year.
Welcome to Swingin’ D Horse Rescue
Swingin’ D Horse Rescue believes horses in America deserve to live and die with the dignity they’ve earned. Since the 1400s, when Spanish explorers roamed the plains on horseback, horses have been part the American fabric. They helped to discover and build this great nation. So how could we allow as many as 130,000 to be transported across foreign borders to be slaughtered for their meat?
Swingin’ D was founded to tackle that problem on multiple fronts. First, we educate the public about the plight of unwanted horses in America. Studies show as many as 170,000 horses go unwanted each year. That’s why we see so many going to slaughter in Mexico and Canada.
Second, we advocate for responsible horse ownership. Horses are expensive and time consuming, and too many people are too consumed with the idea of owning a horse to calculate the costs. Horse owners should plan to spend between $2,400 and $4,500 per year on everything from feed to tack to veterinary care. Horses can also be prone to injury. One emergency vet visit can suddenly cost you $500 or more. Too many horses wind up on kill lots because their owners couldn’t afford their care.
Third, we expose charlatans and animal abusers who prey upon the good hearts of horse rescuers and donors. Horse slaughter and rescue are totally unregulated industries, and evil people come out of the woodwork, knowing they can get away with it. We provide tips and training on how to avoid being a victim.
Finally, we save horses from the slaughter pipeline and ensure they go to good homes with responsible owners.
Help Us Help Horses
One person and one rescue isn’t going to solve the problem of unwanted horses in America. It’s going to take a concerted campaign of education and action. If you learn something on our website, please share it far and wide.Working together, we may be able to make a dent in the problem of too many horses for sale in America.
Working together, we may be able to make a dent in the problem of too many horses for sale in America.