Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

University conference March 8 to examine reasons and solutions for worsening problem.

An investigation by the University of Minnesota into reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase into unwanted horses in the upper Midwest and Texas will be discussed at a summit March 8 at the university's Leatherdale Equine Center.

Research into the problem of unwanted horses and possible solutions was funded through a grant awarded by the Morris Animal Foundation. Discussion of the findings will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the equine center in St. Paul.

Several knowledgable speakers have been invited to participate. Representatives from a number of organizations involved with addressing the unwanted horse problems will also be in attendance.

Program registration is required by March 5, 2014. The registration fee is $25/person, and includes a program for the proceedings, lunch, and refreshments. Registration is available online at https://www.regonline.com/UnwantedHorseSummit.

Additional information can be found at www.extension.umn.edu/horse/.