There are over 160,000 horses this year that are at risk of slaughter. Reports have shown that over 92% of these horses are serviceably sound for continued use. Given the glut of unwanted horses, it still is hard to find the right horse for each owner. The best advice is to rescue a horse because you want to save a life, not because you are looking for your next grande prix jumper. The horse you rescue may arrive unhealthy, unsound or in need of training.