“I cannot think of another example where one animal has sacrificed so much for the selfish gains of another. The former being a horse and the latter being a human.”
— SATYA SIDHU
Founded by Vivian Grant Farrell, The Horse Fund got its start on February 3, 2003 with a grassroots group of 200 advocates called Texans for Horses.
Our success in Texas garnered national attention and rapidly expanded to include horse lovers from around the United States.
The group incorporated as a not for profit lobbying organization on October 23, 2003, under the name The Fund for Horses. As our influence reached beyond the United States, The Fund for Horses amended its name to Int'l Fund for Horses on June 7, 2004. Shortly thereafter we formed Fund for Horses Charities for non lobbying charitable activities.
In 2014, we re-organized under the name of The Horse Fund emphasizing intervention and education while continuing our lobbying efforts.
The mission of The Horse Fund is to promote the health, safety and welfare of equines both domestic and in the wild.
History shows that the equine has been a vital part in the expansion and development of civilized cultures.
Horses have been bred, lived, worked and died to suit our purposes.
Horses are not a commodity, but sentient beings with a high degree of physical, emotional and spiritual sensitivity.
Horses do not belong to us, but are our fellow citizens. Their wants, desires and needs are to be respected.
To inflict pain, suffering and anguish on horses in any way is immoral and a gross act of ingratitude and betrayal.
The Horse Fund is firmly committed to fulfilling our Mission through peaceful and lawful means. Therefore we will neither knowingly nor willingly participate in or condone, incite or promote others to participate in any unlawful or unpeaceful activities, nor will we harass, encourage others to harass, or support those who do.
The Horse Fund is the single most influential watchdog organization dedicated to the protection of equines.