Upcoming Operation Gelding Clinics Scheduled in Vermont and Florida

A sorrel gelding
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Newsdate: Wednesday July 11, 2018, 9:30 am
Location: WASHINGTON, DC

“Do a Good Deed, Geld Your Steed.” That’s the motto for one of the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s most successful programs, Operation Gelding.

Two stallions fighting.

Two stallions fighting

Castrations will produce a gentler horse that is more rideable, trainable, saleable and adoptable.
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Operation Gelding provides funds and materials that help organizations host low-cost or free castration clinics. Castration of a stallion will help prevent overbreeding, in turn reducing the number of unwanted horses. Castrations will also produce a gentler horse that is more rideable, trainable, saleable and adoptable. Funds of $50 per horse gelded, with a $1,000 maximum, will be awarded to participating groups once in a 12-month period.

One of the UHC’s most successful programs, Operation Gelding, began in August 2010. Operation Gelding provides guidance, materials, promotional, and financial support to groups that wish to host low- or no-cost gelding clinics. The impetus for these clinics is that the castration of a stallion will help prevent overbreeding, in turn reducing the number of unwanted horses. Castration will also produce a calmer horse that is more rideable, trainable, saleable, and adoptable, allowing him to be successful in several careers.

Since its inception in 2010, Operation Gelding has aided in the castration of 2,341 horses at 186 clinics in 33 states.

Funding for gelding clinics and vouchers are on a first come – first serve basis.

2018 Clinic Information

Operation Gelding clinics

Gerda’s Equine Rescue
September 8, 2018 West Townshend, VT

Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic
December 8, 2018 Newberry, FL

2018 Voucher Program

If you are a veterinarian interested in hosting or volunteering at a clinic, or accepting voucher applications, please complete the form. Veterinarian Interest Form

About the Unwanted Horse Coalition

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the problem of the unwanted horse. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.

Our Mission

The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and industry collaboration.

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