The Right Horse Initiative is currently accepting applications for the Be Mine Training Grant. The grant will award three 501(c)3 adoption organizations $10,000 each to fund training expenses associated with preparing horses for adoption. As important as training is to the adoption process, organizations often face challenges in getting adequate training resources. Some of the possible uses of the grant funds might include improving training facilities, sending horses to training or hiring a trainer on-site.

“We recognize that training is an important factor in preparing horses for their new home. We are looking forward to rewarding three organizations for their dedication to helping horses in transition by helping them expand their work with training funds,” said The Right Horse Initiative President Christy Counts.

All U.S-based 501(c)3 adoption organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at and are due by February 14, 2019. The winners will be announced and receive funding this March.

The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates, including the Maryland Horse Council, working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. Through collaboration with over 50 industry and adoption partners, The Right Horse is able to innovate new and better adoption standards and practices. To learn more, visit