Manes and Tails Organization
rescues slaughterbound horses. There may
be an over population of some of the most commonly slaughtered breeds
of horses (American Quarterhorses and Thoroughbreds) however, there are
breeds of horses, ponies and donkeys that desperately need conserving
or they will become extinct.
We have a particular interest in conserving the Dales
pony, the Fell pony, the Cleveland Bay horse and
the Caspian horse. In the case of the Cleveland Bay, the American
Livestock Breeds Conservancy
reports that there is an estimated global population of 500.
The Caspian horse occupies the same status: critical.
Dales pony and the Fell pony are classified as 'threatened with an
estimated global population of less than 1,000.
We are aware of the difficulty in obtaining breeding stock, however, it
is part of our mission and we intend to make best efforts to obtain
breediing stock and raise awareness of these endangered breeds.