Learn About Horse Ownership
Own Responsibility (PDF | 172 KB)
Unwanted Horse Coalition.
This handbook addresses many issues including basic horse ownership and responsibilities associated with care, second careers for horses, and euthanasia.
Minimum Standards for Equine Care in Kentucky
Kentucky Horse Council, Inc.
This document contains basic health care and welfare information on horses.
So, You're Interested in Owning a Horse? (PDF | 744 KB)
Maryland Horse Council.
Discusses the financial responsibilities and time committments associated with owning a horse and suggests other options for horse lovers.
First Time Horse Ownership: Selecting Horses and Budgeting Horse Interests (PDF | 832 KB)
Oklahoma State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
Provides advice about selecting a horse, deciding on care and housing, and budgeting for expenses.
Tips for New Horse Owners
University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Cooperative Extension.
Discusses places to keep a horse, how to feed a horse, routine care and health information.
Equine Lameness Diagnosis Website
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
An interactive computer module that teaches how to think through the process of diagnosing lameness in horses.
Design and Construction of Horse Facilities (PDF | 72 KB)
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.
A list of resources for building a horse facilities.