Introducing…National Help A Horse Day!

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Horses eating grass

Happy National Help A Horse Day! We’re celebrating this day for the first year ever, and we hope you’ll join us.

The ASPCA wanted to take a day out of the year to draw special attention to the plight of horses in our country. We chose April 26 because in 1866 our founder, Henry Bergh, stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26. Horses were critical to our mission at the founding of the ASPCA—and they’re just as important now.

Ready to get in the spirit? Check out our Top 10 Ways to Help Horses.

Today, horses need our help more than ever, so whether you’ve got horses of your own or just admire these majestic creatures, make sure to mark every April 26 National Help A Horse Day.

To hear more about what the ASPCA does for horses, visit, learn about the many cruelty issues facing equines today and read about a recent horse rescue in Montana.

Thank you for helping us get the message out about horse cruelty! Tell us why you stand up for horses in the comments or on Twitter.