New Gelding Program offers low cost castration clinics in CA

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NERN’s flagship gelding program was created to help economically challenged horse owners castrate their colts and stallions at a minimum cost, and to decrease equine breeding at a time when there is an over abundance of horses in the United States.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 26, 2011 – National Equine Resource Network (NERN) is launching its Gelding Program by hosting a low cost clinic on Saturday, February 26, 2010, in partnership with Red Bucket Equine Rescue, at the beautiful Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center.

Red Bucket Equine Rescue (RBER) is a compassionate 50-plus horse rescue founded in January 2009 by David and Susan Peirce. They were joined by fellow founder Mary Behrens, owner of the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. Their mission statement is “To save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind and find them safe, loving and permanent adoptive homes.”

This collaboration between National Equine Resource Network, Red Bucket Equine Rescue, Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, and local veterinarians Jenn Winnick and Silvia Colladay, aims to bring affordable castration services to horse owners in the local community. Details for this clinic can be found below.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 7:00 am (horse drop off)
Cost: $75
Location: 18381 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Contact: Shirley Puga nationalequine@gmail.com or 760-419-2462

Stallions must be halter broke, in good health, and have two descended testicles. Colts must be at least 4 months old. Vaccination records are required.

NERN’s flagship program was created to help economically challenged horse owners castrate their colts and stallions at a minimum cost, and to decrease equine breeding at a time when there is an over abundance of horses in the United States. Going forward, NERN anticipates holding 7-8 additional gelding clinics throughout California in 2011, and plans to expand the program throughout the US in 2012.

NERN, a nonprofit organization itself, is accepting donations from the public to help defray the costs of these clinics, each of which are expected to geld between 10 and 20 horses.

Donations can be made through the organization’s website at http://www.nationalequine.org.

Related Reading: Encinitas Horsewoman busy with equine rescue network

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Source: Press Release

5 thoughts on “New Gelding Program offers low cost castration clinics in CA”

  1. I always like to start at the core of the problem, and AQHA is definetly the core……….. The others are small potatoes……………………………………Once the core is taken care of the rest falls into place………………………………………….

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    1. Oh, Arlene, I wish it were that easy. The AQHA makes their money registering horses. They are never going to discourage breeding. Never. They have been debating accepting cloned horses into their registries. And they are always going to be pro horse slaughter. The best solution for dealing with them was the paper issued by the rescue groups. Make the Quarter Horse industry, along with the other breed registries, ensure there are homes for the horses people want to breed then dump by giving money for exactly that purpose.

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      1. Vivian isnt it a shame that the real wrongs cannot take responsibility for there horrible dealings , all because it involves money ?????????? That always we have to make allowances for them, and have to except them.and what they do, even if its the hugest wrong that creates death for all there mistakes??????????…………..Just because they are who they are, to me if they are the cause then they must be the solution……………….. this is the Problem ???? They are the Problem………………………..

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  2. you know something !!! I am not sure i am in agreement with this, because it is not the average owner that is the problem, doing this allows AQHA to go on doing what they are doing, and i believe they are the ones that are causing the problem with over breeding………………….

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    1. This is aimed at the backyard breeder, and also encourages individual owners to be responsible for how many horses they bring into the world that there may be no homes for, or even horses who should not be bred for a wide variety of reasons. The AQHA is a different matter altogether. They certainly won’t like it. The largest percentage of horses in the US are Quarter Horses and end up in slaughterhouses more than any other horse.

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