How to recognise abuse and neglect


Rescue 100 Horses Foundation was founded in 2008 in response to the plight of 100 starving and neglected horses.  Our goal is to see that all rescued horses are brought back to health and placed into loving “forever homes”.

How can I help abused and neglected horses?

Be their eyes and watch for:

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  • Lack of food and water
  • Untreated injuries
  • Neglect
  • Parasitic infestations
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Lack of shelter
  • Violence


[help]To report animal abuse or neglect in Alberta Canada, call the Alberta SPCA Animal Protection Services at 1-800-455-9003[/help]


What does abuse look like in horses?

Some of the most obvious signs of abuse are:

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  • Untreated injuries
  • External Parasitic Infestation
  • Poor or lack of hoof care
  • Emaciation

Emaciation: The Henneke chart is a body condition scoring system that rates the horse’s body condition from a scale of 1 to 9.  A score of 1 is very low, often near death.  And 9 is very high, equally cruel.

There are many factors that contribute to emaciation and all of them can be treated and prevented

Please follow this link for further information on the Henneke body condition scoring system. Henneke Body Scoring

“Horses change lives.  They give our young people confidence and self esteem.  They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope.”   ~Tony Robinson~


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