Horse Havens: Granting Second Chances

Rescue operations have evolved to combat the issue of unwanted horses by rehoming and repurposing those in need. Here is an inside look at how these agencies work, the challenges they face and the lives they save. It was an early morning in March 2008 when Susan Fyfe’s father asked her over coffee, “Did you hear about the hundred horses?” Exhausted from a business trip she’d just returned from only a few hours earlier, she told her dad she “didn’t have time” to listen to his story. Fyfe, owner of Keno Hills Stable in Sherwood Park, Alberta, continued her busy day managing her Arabian horse operation. Throughout the morning, other people asked if she’d heard about the hundred horses, but still, she was too busy to pay much attention to the chatter. That afternoon she went to the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry offices to do some paperwork on some of…

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