Did You Know?
The Doris Day Horse Equine Center (DDEC), a program of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, is owned and operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States.
Our innovative training program, Forever Foundation, replaces force, fear and harsh mechanical aids with natural horsemanship; a holistic approach to training. Through the kindness, communication and leadership fostered by the Forever Foundation program, the Center has become a national resource in assisting equine facilities in the development of their own training programs.
The Center was made possible in 2009 by a grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Learn more about Doris Day »
The Center’s training also helps to enhance the skills of other equine rescues that rehabilitate and work with difficult horses, expanding the overall capacity of groups to take in horses with past traumatic experiences. Rescued horses with a foundational training are far more adoptable, and the likelihood of long-term adoption success is significantly higher.
Doris Day Horse Rescue News
October 2, 2015
After realizing she wasn't ready to adopt a horse just yet, 8-year-old Lucie Bohnsack gets the next best thing---a visit to the Doris Day Equine Center at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch.
December 4, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States and its affiliate teamed up with Carter Horse Ranch, a renowned trainer in natural horsemanship, to create a year-long, virtual training program. Called Plan for Progress, the program is designed specifically for trainers working with horses that have been through traumatic experiences.
September 5, 2014
An HSUS field rescuer cares for abused horses seized because of an HSUS investigation into the practice of soring Tennessee walking horses.
June 26, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States praised the introduction of a Congressional resolution recognizing the important role experienced and accredited wildlife rehabilitation centers play in caring for native wildlife in communities across the country.
May 15, 2014
Statement of The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States in Response to the Multi-Party Settlement with Feld Entertainment
The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement in response to the settlement announced between Feld Entertainment (the owner of the Ringling Bros. circus) and 12 other parties.