Operation Gelding

November 23, 2010

Just as with dogs and cats, the overbreeding and accidental breeding of horses has helped created a situation where the supply far exceeds the demand. This over-abundance of horses has far-reaching consequences– none of them positive, for horses or the people who love them.

The obvious long-term solution is to breed fewer horses. That’s where Operation Gelding comes in. Sponsored by the Unwanted Horse Coalition, Operation Gelding provides funds to groups and organizations who hold low-cost gelding clinics to castrate local horses. So far, clinics have been scheduled or completed in 16 states.

This is a huge step in the right direction! I applaud UHC for its efforts and hope to see Operation Gelding clinics popping up all over the country soon.

If your barn, rescue organization, vet clinic/school, etc. is interested in hosting a clinic, contact UHC Director Ericka Caslin at ecaslin@horsecouncil.org or 202-296-4031.