Gelding Clinic

By Karen Carlson

The National Equine Resource Network (NERN) is an organization dedicated to strengthening the equine welfare industry through grant funding, low-cost gelding clinics, education, business development and more. Director Shirley Puga saw the need to help the equine community and horses directly through her work for Equine Rescues and she has devoted herself to just that.

On Sunday, April 15, they are offering a low-cost gelding clinic at Creek Hollow Ranch, 25279 Creek Hollow Drive, Ramona. The cost is $75. You must contact NERN to obtain an application in advance. There are a greater number of displaced horses, and this trend will likely continue for the next few years. Homelessness for horses is a huge issue in our country with more than 100,000 being sent to slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico each year. NERN Director Puga stated in a news release, “By offering a low-cost gelding option to responsible owners, we can help reduce the number of new horses coming into the world during these trying times.”

Contact NERN to take advantage of this offering, by emailing, visiting, or writing to National Equine Resource Network, P.O. Box 235197, Encinitas, CA 92023.

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2 Comments for “Gelding Clinic”

  1. GEMO

    Get real people. Banning the Slaughter Houses has all but ruined the Horse Industry. People are left with no way out of the financial burden of horse ownership once the animal has become disabled. Regulations say you cannot bury a horse on your own property . . . so, what are people suppose to do with them? Every Rescue Organization you call is FULL, every Foster Home is FULL . . . can you not see the writing on the wall? How do the horses fend in the wild when a cougar runs one down for the dinner kill; do you think that being eaten alive is a fast death? It’s a natural food chain. If the meat goes overseas, who cares; if it goes for dog food, so what . . . it’s a food chain! I don’t hear the same outcry for Cattle, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep, etc.; they are used as companion pets as well as any horse; but, reality is reality. The U.S. does not have to slaughter horses for human consumption; slaughter for carnivorous animal diets or dog and cat food! You cannot give a horse away these days; come-on get real people!!! Ban together and offer suggestions for a better way to get rid of the unwanted horses, if there is one; but, for right now, the Slaughter Houses are all we got.

  2. Gayle

    Despite the fact that horse meat is not widely consumed in Canada, over 90,000 horses a year are slaughtered for food there. Its high-protein, low-fat meat is still consumed in many parts of the world, including Italy, Japan and Brazil. The taboo of eating horse meat persists in most of North America, however, and the Canadian horse meat industry remains controversial. If horse meat isn't your thing, perhaps you would like camel (Egypt), whales (Norway) or monkeys (sub-Saharan Africa).

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