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Rehabilitating abused horsesTell North Platte what you think
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The Starr Equine Rehabilitation Program of the Nebraska Humane Society rehabilitates and trains horses to make them more suitable for adoption.

Many of the horses have been either starved, neglected or abused, said Colleen Hamer, a former North Platte resident who now works with the rehab program.

Hamer said many of the horses have not been handled by humans and others have been handled poorly, but when the horses complete the program, most are perfectly healthy and suitable to do a job, whether it be roping cows, jumping jumps or carrying their human down the trail.

Hamer put together an entertaining three-minute video (at the lower right of the Bulletinís front page) of some training clips, with music by Don Edwards (Ridin') where you can take a closer look.

The adoption fee for these horses is $100-600 depending on how much training they have had.

For more information about adopting a horse, click HERE.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 1/12/2013
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