National Horse Protection Day also known as
World Horse Day was founded in 2005 by
Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist,
Horse Lover and Conservationist, Colleen Paige.
Horses are an icon of Freedom. Aside from the dog, horses have been man's best friend for centuries, carrying them cross-country, being their faithful comrades in battle, pulling the wagons that carried their families, their supplies and materials for their homesteads. Many families would not have had a
home if it weren't for the tireless efforts of their true blue horse, hauling hundreds of pounds of supplies
and water back and forth for miles and weeks at a
time. Horses, with their gentle nature and deep emotional soul offer friendship and help to heal children with disabilities.
When one thinks of the American Spirit, it includes
the horse; visions of cowboys, farms, horse racing and ponies comes forefront to mind - not abuse, starvation, neglect and slaughter of these amazing and sensitive creatures. It's almost unfathomable that this proud and beautiful country could stand behind the cruelty and murder of such proud and beautiful animals for so long...our friends....the frequent guests of childhood lullaby's and dreams.
But now, thankfully things are changing because of
that great American Spirit and because of people like you who care - people who have been educated
through public awareness causes such as this vital day.
Please join us in spreading the word!
HELPING HORSES IS SO EASY
If you love horses but can't commit to adopting one right now, here's a few
things you can do to better the life of a horse in your community.
-Help out a neighbor horse by feeding, bathing, riding or walking
one that may need some attention due to recent owner illness or
-Foster or sponsor a horse at your local shelter until they can find
the horse a home.
-Plan an adoption event on National Horse Protection Day (or
anytime!) in partnership with your local humane organization to
find homes for their adoptable horses.
-Put a team of horse lovers together to raise awareness in your
city about horse slaughter and the number of horses that need
-Organize a horse food drive and distribute the supplies to horses
in need in your community.
MEET THE Founder
Colleen Paige is a renown Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist, Conservationist, Animal Welfare Advocate, Author and founder of a myriad of other animal related holidays such as the worldwide trending holidays National Dog Day National Cat Day and National Puppy Day, to celebrate animals and bring public awareness to the plight of animals around the globe.
Colleen thrives off the special connection she has with domestic and wild animals alike. She founded this day in March of 2005 out of her love of horses from the years she spent with them as a child learning to ride and care for them. Her goal is to help educate the global horse community to the plight of horses in dire need of adoption...celebrate their magic and embrace humane horse sports worldwide.
For more information about Colleen, click here.