Swingin D Horse Rescue

Swingin D Horse Rescue

Slaughter to Sanctuary to Happily Ever After

By TAMI MARLER, MBA How did closing U.S. slaughter plants help horses? When Congress shuttered horse slaughter plants across the U.S. in 2007, horse lovers hoped we’d seen an end to horse slaughter. The reality is that America became the largest exporter of live horses for foreign slaughter in the world. The kill buyers that […]

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Oklahoma summers are not kind to horses. The sweltering temperatures, combined with the sticky humidity, makes some days downright oppressive. You’ve heard of the heat index – the number the temperature feels like instead of the actual number on the thermometer. For horses, the numerical combination of humidity and degrees is the index – the […]

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Give your brain a jolt! Swingin’ D Horse Rescue knows our horse-loving friends work hard all day. Every once in a while, it helps to put your mind on something less stressful. We hope you enjoy our Brain Breaks! Answer 3 horses=30 means 1 horse=10 1 horse (10) and 2 pairs of horseshoes=18, so 2 […]

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Take the challenge! Swingin’ D Horse Rescue believes that by creating more responsible owners, we’ll choke off the slaughter pipeline that takes more than 100,000 American horses every year. No owner is perfect, but by taking a few essential steps, you’re a superstar in our book! See how you stack up in our Owners’ Challenge! […]

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Like Pedophiles to a Preschool… Welcome to the Slaughter Pipeline Previous Next The slaughter pipeline presents myriad opportunities for horses to be abused and neglected by money-grubbing haulers, hubs, quarantines, trainers and others who prey on kill pen rescuers, then abuse and neglect the horses they’re paid to care for. Horses escape the kill pen, only […]

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Each $10 donation gives you one chance to win Swingin’ D Horse Rescue survives on donations and adoption fees. We start incurring costs the day we rescue a horse, and those costs accumulate for a minimum of 45 days (sometimes for several months) before we offer a horse for adoption. Even when we find the […]

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Give your brain a jolt! Swingin’ D Horse Rescue knows our horse-loving friends work hard all day. Every once in a while, it helps to put your mind on something less stressful. We hope you enjoy our Brain Breaks! Answer 9+3=12, then 48/2=12, then 2×12=24, then 24×12=288. The correct answer is 288! Horse Welfare Factoid […]

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You, You, You, You, You… YOU’RE looking for a trail horse You found the perfect horse! He’s 8 years old, well broke to ride trails and impervious to new sights, sounds and smells. Congratulations! But your horse may live to 30 or 35, and he may not always be a fit trail horse. What’s your […]

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A baby that believed humans deliver only terror and pain. A racehorse that earned thousands for its owner, only to be discarded like worthless trash. A pedigreed mare that pumped out prize-winning foals until her body could no longer be used and abused. A reliable trail horse that carried his owner across rugged terrain, traded […]

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