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 email@example.com, visiting nationalequine.org/index.html, or writing to National Equine Resource Network, P.O. Box 235197, Encinitas, CA 92023.