National Help a Horse Day

National Help a Horse Day is observed next on Friday, April 26th, 2024 (4 days from today).

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It is a special day for horse lovers and advocates joining forces and protecting abused and neglected horses, named National Help a Horse Day on April 26th.

Horses are considered both a domestic animal and a very hardworking farm animal. Many horse sanctuaries and rescues around the country organize various events to celebrate the horses. All activities are aimed to raise awareness about protection and to support abandoned and mistreated horses around the country.

History of National Help a Horse Day

In the United States, the horse is a legendary. Even so, many are unwanted, abused or abandoned. National Help a Horse Day draws more attention of several of organizations relating rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of horse. Their programs provide shelter and veterinary care for horses that have been abandoned or mistreated. Many of them provide a sanctuary where the horses live out the rest of their lives. Once rehabilitated, many horses can be adopted.

However, horses require specialized and expensive care. These dedicated organizations are not based on pure love. They ask for funding in the form of monetary contributions, volunteers, and in-kind donations. Through National Help a Horse Day, raising awareness of the needs of these organizations will help more horses.

With over 200 varieties, these spirit animals are loved by humans. Their loyalty and devotion throughout history may help and love them. Not only a means of transportation, horse also clear fields, fight and herd livestock. In addition to their utility, their companionship is indispensable for long lonely roads. Breeders, pioneers recognize horses as the important bedrock in a thriving nation.

In 2013, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA in abbreviation) published an equestrian campaign in the form of Help a Horse Day to raise awareness and promote the protection of animals. Horses are abandoned and mistreated across the country.

In addition, National Help a Horse Day is also considered a national recognition day for equine organizations to highlight the work they do to save horses at risk. Furthermore, it even introduces the way for people to join in to create a unique in the equine community.

There are thousands of abandoned horses across the country and they have to face poor care. Although rescuers and shelters work around the clock to take care of them, these organizations still need adequate support to sustain their efforts. Therefore, National Help a Horse Day plays an important role in organizing many programs to build a better life for horses.

Why National Help a Horse Day be important

  • It promotes the rescue and rehabilitation

National Help a Horse Day is intended to shed light on the plight of horses and to encourage saving horses and improving their welfare.

  • Help find a shelter for horses

Through this day, welfare groups and communities can spread the word and work to find the right home for these loving animals.

  • Provide national platform

The day provides a national platform for equine and organizations for the community to get involved for the good of horses.

Celebrating National Help a Horse Day

  • Adopt a horse

There's never been a better time to adopt or foster a horse and give them the love and nurturing they need. You can visit the ASPCA website to find ways you can help a horse.

  • Donate to a sanctuary or equine charity

No space to feed a horse? No worries! You can look to horse sanctuaries or equine charities and donate to them so you can take better care of your horses.

  • Creating awareness through social media

With the big effect of the social media, let use it to spread the word why it's important for people to work to help abandoned horses. Are you ready to share a truth story of yourself? Let use some captions about encouraging, reach out to your friends and help create a cohesive community to care for our horses. You can even use #NationalHelpAHorseDay when posting on social media.


National Help a Horse Day has been observed annually on April 26th.


Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Friday, April 26th, 2024

Saturday, April 26th, 2025

Sunday, April 26th, 2026

Also on Friday, April 26th, 2024

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