While I am doing my on-line fact checking, I have been finding various sites that I think are informative, well-done, attractive or, in a few cases, very similar in concept to mine. It seems a shame to keep them to myself, so I will compile a page of links. I am also including web sites of various organization that we have been active with and places I like to trail ride. Certain links may be down. If I am unable to restore them they will be deleted.
Full Moon offers "riding lessons, showing opportunities, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips, and much more" according to their add. I have attended some of those events there and found they do a very good job. It very important that a person be correctly instructed and experienced before attempting riding on their own. Full Moon is good with both children and adults.
Every year the racing industry has Thoroughbreds who need to find new homes and careers. All but one of our current horses are ex-racehorses and fit into their new careers with only a small effort on our part. An ex-racehorses may not be a good first horse for an inexperienced rider but if you have experience working with horses you might be surprised with just how nice an animal you can get in this way.
We once chatted with a rider we met on a ride ride who had a really nice-looking and well-manner horse and were surprised to learn it was an adopted mustang. Yes, they are "wild horses" but it is important to remember that genetically they are domesticated horses and are subject to being tamed more easily than true wild animals. Even so, this is a project for an experienced person and the project might be more successful if matched with clinics and mentoring programs that assist people who are interested in doing it.
Animals require human treatment and are dependent on humans. It is sad to think that horses do not receive the care that they need. Organizations like Days End deserve the support of people who care about horses.
Gentle Giants specializes in the rescue of draft horses. It is understandable that such large animals require special expertise and facilities. They also need help to support their mission.
After the Races places Thoroughbred (It is a proper name and should be capitalized.) ex-race horses. Thoroughbreds are an exquisite breed of horse and need a good home when their racing days are over. I have known some riders who disparage the breed. However, as a rider of an ex-race horse, I can testify that an experienced owner can calm them down and repurpose most of them without much of a problem.