Opportunity

• Reviewing current equine health and welfare standards to identify needed improvements,
solutions, and changes, followed by advocacy for legislative action.

• Providing a certified standard of care for rescue and retirement operations. With a voluntary
compliance of minimum standards of care, many of the farms that have capability (labor and
facilities) of boarding additional unwanted, rescued or retired horses could be eligible for tax
incentives or discounts that EHWA will propose in Frankfort. Those discounts and tax incentives
could be applied to insurance, feed, supplies, health maintenance care and professional
services.
• Assisting local veterinarians in identifying and enforcing critical areas of need. This can include
sensitive health and humane issues, population control, enforcement of neglect and abuse
issues and education.
• Strategic Alliance Partnership with the Wounded Warrior Program & VA to make Equine
Assisted Treatment programs available nationwide.