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Fostering hope for unwanted horses

At facilities across New England there are barn owners who ‘leave a stall open’ for that moment when an unwanted racehorse needs to find safe place. And when the call for help comes, sometimes unexpectedly, activity inside a weathered structure gears up to welcome a horse nobody else wants. Bedding is put down, buckets are filled, and a plan is devised to get the ex-racehorse settled in and prepared for a new life. It’s these foster volunteers who account for the successful transition of about 10 percent of ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds who pass through the CANTER New England program, says volunteer […]