Bremen, IN (PRWEB) January 7, 2007
HorseSaddleShop.com sells saddles. Not just for business, but for a good cause. The problem of horse abuse and neglect is an issue that many horse enthusiasts care about, but few know what to do about. That's why the Horse Saddle Shop has created the Horse Rescue Program, where customers and charities join hands to stop the neglect and slaughter of horses around the country.
A horse is a source of joy and relaxation. Just watch a good western and most of us are ready to ride into the sunset. But owning a horse is a lot of work, too. Many people purchase horses without knowing how to take care of them or how much time is involved. Some people forget to count the cost of owning a horse or run out of room for one in their budget. Other horses grow old, get injured, or are simply not useful to the owner any longer. All these scenarios are possible stages for horse abuse and neglect. Whether purposefully or through ignorance, it's certainly not the horse's fault, but the horse is the one who suffers, often ending up at the slaughterhouse.
Take Sunny, an abandoned thoroughbred, for example. Heaven Can Wait, a horse rescue mission of San Miguel, California, heard by word of mouth that there was "a free thoroughbred available for anyone who wants her." They found Sunny clustered with other horses in a pasture, underfed and needy for attention. Her owner had abandoned her after she was injured during training for racing. She simply didn't serve the owner's purposes any longer, so he neglected her. She desperately needed food, grooming, and rehabilitation.
Horses like Sunny are why organizations like Heaven Can Wait exist around the country, striving to rescue them. Many organizations and charities exist to fight horse abuse. They are shelters where neglected animals are housed, fed, rehabilitated, trained, and prepared for adoption. These safehouses strive to restore the animal to health, then find permanent, loving homes for them. This process usually includes educating the owners of horses so that the process doesn't repeat itself. For potential horse owners, the shelters also strive to promote local and state livestock auctions, where a horse can be purchased to prevent it from going to slaughter.
That's why selling saddles is not just business for the Horse Saddle Shop. By supporting such charities, selling saddles is a way to improve the equestrian community. Chuck Klockow, co-owner of HorseSaddleShop.com, launched the Horse Rescue Campaign to generate donations. The campaign allows website owners to help their favorite horse charity. By displaying a Horse Rescue Campaign logo on their site, they can pass on a coupon code that gives a 5% donation to the charity from all purchases made at the Horse Saddle Shop. Normal tack and saddle purchases allow horse enthusiasts to directly help an abused horse. Stephanie Pierce, founder of Miracle Horse Rescue in Pahrump, Nevada, says that the Horse Rescue Campaign "has created public awareness in our efforts to inform the public of the abuse and neglect that is occurring within the equine industry." In the Horse Rescue Campaign, everybody wins.
For additional information about the Horse Rescue Campaign or to view a list of charities involved, visit Saddle Shop participating rescue organizations.
About the Horse Saddle Shop:
The Horse Saddle Shop first started selling saddles in the small town of Bremen, Indiana in 1986 under the name The Saddle Shop. They served the Northern Indiana and surrounding areas until their expansion to the Internet in January of 2000. Since then, HorseSaddleShop.com has become a major saddle dealer across the nation, expanding to horse owners of many friendly countries.
Chuck Klockow, Co-Owner
Horse Saddle Shop