HORSE & HOUND CLUB | Rescue and Rehabilitation Program in Abu Dhabi
One of the happiest days of our lives began with an exciting journey. Our road ran through almost all the cities of the Emirates. The mood was good, and we easily crossed four cities. The Sands of the Arabian desert changed their color like glass in a kaleidoscope. It was time for a stop. The day was the weekend and there were almost no free Parking spaces for our car. We spun, spun until we found a place near the corral for horses, goats, and cows. The name of the store alerted us and pushed us to go inside. We looked at the horses with sadness and bewilderment.
The grey horse more than the rest struck us. Its an entire body was covered with fresh wounds. Large chunks of skin were torn from his head and thigh. At the bottom on the front feet were black quadrilaterals skin, without any hair on. The seller explained to us that this horse had previously had a leg injury and was given extreme treatment.
We asked to show how this horse moves but were refused, due to its temper; all were afraid to approach or ride it. The horse was aggressive and did not allow the person to come close. When we approached this horse, we saw intelligent and very sad eyes. They were black eyes with long white lashes.
Our mission is to educate the community about the value, benefits, and life-changing gifts horses can provide to all of us while simultaneously providing assistance to equines in need.
We believe that every horse has the right to a happy and healthy life, free of fear and neglect. We find abused, neglected, unwanted and slaughter equines across the UAE. We rehabilitate these horses (mentally, emotionally and physically) and provide each rescued animal with a safe and loving sanctuary in the stable.
But we can't do it alone.
You can help us dramatically improve the life of a rescued animal by joining our charity rides.
To help horses that come from unfortunate circumstances be "Free to Live Again!" through rescue, rehabilitation, re-training, and if possible re-homing.
To maximize the mental, emotional and physical health of all equines.
To provide compatible, permanent homes for all equines.
To assist equine owners in times of natural or personal disaster.
To provide a natural, herd-based living environment offering safety, health enhancement, companionship, and play.
To follow the philosophy, principles, and techniques of various "natural horsemanship" practitioners with the horses that come through the rescue because we believe it is the best way to become a better horse person and establish trust, leadership, and respect with our four-legged friends in a way that they understand.
To be respectful and professional in our working relationships with each other, visitors, the public and other organizations.
To work together within and outside Horse&Hound in the best interest of equines and canines.
To provide comprehensive educational opportunities.
To be transparent and honest
The love and compassion have always been there... in all of us. It just took a little of faith, the right hearts being paired, the initial finances and ultimately the manpower to make it happen. Due to the growing need and a less than perfect economy we are finding more and more horses in need. However, we are limited by the number we can house due to harsh long summers that we have. Could we house more under the current circumstances? Of course. We could take in a few more but we are concerned with providing the very best safe situation for those rescued. Our vision, our passion, our dream, and a goal is that we will build indoor stabling to provide more comfortable housing and to save many more lives. Our intention is to continue rescuing, educating and advocating for horses on as many levels as possible... We are confident it will happen in the coming months.