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April 7, 2014

Virtual Training Program Supports U.S. Horse Rescues

Horse rescues around the country can participate in a free, virtual training program. “Plan 4 Progress,” is a year-long course that will help increase the adoption success rates for horses who have been through traumatic experiences.  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 11, and 25 rescues around the country will be chosen.

Participants receive access to nine training videos for staff and volunteers with equine safety tips, knots and tool handling and equine behavior. They also receive six videos for trainers with tips and techniques in the areas of catching, yielding the hindquarters/forequarters/ leading and backing, tying, trailer loading, farrier prep and veterinary prep. Monthly phone and video conferences with Carter Ranch Horse networking opportunities with leading, like-minded rescues and trainers who are implementing standards for rehoming horses humanely are also part of the program.

As the nation’s most influential advocate for local rescue standards, evaluations and training programs to ensure animal welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Doris Day Equine Center will work with Carter Ranch Horse and Trevor Carter for the second year in a row to host this virtual training.

The DDEC at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The HSUS.

Media Contact: Samantha Miller 301-258-1417; smiller@humanesociety.org

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