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Humane Learning Webinars: Equine Protection

Free webinars on equine protection

  • Photo by Chuck Cook, HSUS

Upcoming webinars

Understanding Training and Handling for Horses in Transition

Tuesday, November 15
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Training and handling practices based on equitation science help us reduce stress and behavioral issues in horses and prepares them for their new home. What are key principles of training and handling that go beyond specific horsemanship methods? In this webinar, join the Director of Equine Programs at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at University of Denver, Nina Ekholm Fry, to learn how horses learn, how to train ethically and effectively, and what to look for when hiring a trainer for your program.

Archived webinars available to watch now

The Homes for Horses Coalition Presents: The Importance of the 990: Putting Your Best Financial Foot Forward (Download Related Resource)
What are the administrative things that funders look at when considering a grant? We will give insights into making a good impression and instilling confidence in grant makers and other stakeholders through solid and transparent financial reporting. This webinar will benefit anyone who runs a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Lobbying and Political Activity for Horse Rescues and Sanctuaries
It is key to understand the difference between lobbying (attempting to influence legislation) and political activity (an attempt to influence a political campaign or election). Some lobbying is permitted for 501(c)(3) public charities, as long as those activities are tracked and reported. Political activity, on the other hand, is absolutely prohibited for 501(c)(3)s. Learn the rules and what you can do to positively affect change for horses.

The Homes for Horses Coalition Presents: How to Run a Facebook Fundraiser for Your Small (or Large) Equine Rescue
Fundraising may not be a science, but the complexities of a successful fundraising effort can make or break any Equine group fighting for a cause. Join Social Media expert and animal advocate Kathi Kruse for this essential “How to” Webinar on leveraging Facebook to run a successful fundraiser.

The Homes for Horses Coalition presents: Successful Outreach and Ideas for Community
What constitutes successful outreach for a horse protection organization and why is successful outreach important? It’s not enough these days to engage just the horse people in your community. You should be striving to reach a variety of population segments including those who know little or nothing about horses. Engaging the wider community opens the doors to hidden treasures in the form of donors, volunteers and other supporters. So what does it take to achieve successful outreach and engagement? We’ll show you specific examples of events and strategies that have worked for other equine rescue organizations and give you tips on what, and what not, to do.

End Horse Soring—How to Take Action for Horses
The HSUS is working to protect horses from a cruel and illegal practice called "soring", which involves the intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait called the "Big Lick." Learn the basics of this issue, how The HSUS is advocating for change, and what you can do today to help bring this abuse to an end.

Hay Banks and Cooperative Buying Programs: Keeping Horses Fed in Challenging Times (Download Related Resource)
Sometimes, bad things happen to good horse owners. A community hay bank program can keep at-risk horses out of crowded rescues as well as out of auction stalls. Whether a stand-alone entity or part of a larger safety net program, a hay bank program saves lives and keeps good horse/human relationships intact. Learn how to set up, promote, screen applicants, and help recipients create a sustainable plan for the future from experts at the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank and the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition.

With hay prices at an all-time high in many parts of the country, equine rescues and sanctuaries are feeling the pinch like never before. Cooperative buying programs let you band together with other agencies to make your hay dollars go farther. The Homes for Horses steering committee member and Founder of Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, Jodi Messenich, will share her experiences forming a cooperative buying group in CO enabling participants to save money and stabilize supply.

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