Neglected Horses Get Second Chance


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MASON CITY, IA – We’ve seen a number of stories of horse neglect in north Iowa since the beginning of the year but now one group is looking to help those unwanted horses find homes.

The North Iowa Events Center is host to the Unwanted Horse Challenge where trainers showcase horses to find them suitable homes and a second chance at life.

Event coordinators say many horses are left neglected everyday around the country and they hope they can be an avenue for help.

“A big part of it is a lot of horses especially when they’re unwanted, they end up abused or neglected. If they don’t have that second chance they may end up being starved or being just kind of a drain,” said Jenna Kyhl, Program Director.

Following the competition, horses are then auctioned off based on their performance, to homes they hope will be more dedicated to their care.

“Horses like to be with you, they like to be working. They’re like dogs, they don’t want to be by themselves. They don’t want to be alone. I think doing this program, even though it’s only five or ten horses this year, we’re hoping that next year it will be ten or twenty,” said Kyle.

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