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Red Match



Gender: Gelding
Breed: Thoroughbred
Age: 25
Height: 15.3

Offered by Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP
Illinois Equine Humane Center, 47W635 Beith Road, Maple Park, IL 60151

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Red is a 1999, 15.3 hand, bay Thoroughbred, gelding. The ILEHC rescued Red from a kill buyer in December 2015. Red was on his way to slaughter in Mexico when the ILEHC was able to secure his last minute rescue along with that of his buddy, a senior Thoroughbred mare, named Around Marry Lou (who is available for foster or sponsor). Red is a very good looking boy, who is quiet and has a super nice way of going. Red is now in good health and appears to be sound for any riding discipline. Red is currently available for adoption, $500.

Suitability and Training

Best career/placement option for repurposing Red Match:
    Recreation/Pleasure Riding

More about career/placement options:
Red is now in good health and appears to be sound for any riding discipline.


Where is Red Match located?


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Red Match is located at Illinois Equine Humane Center, 47W635 Beith Road, Maple Park, IL 60151.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 13
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 3
Pastures: 6  Paddocks/Pens: 3
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 0  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 4-8 hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    Equines are out 9 to 15 hours per day

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Equines are fed in individual stalls
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans


Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a written contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization will only re-home an equine to a location where another equine resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing an equine
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the equine to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    The agreement reflects that any individual or organization in possession of the equine as of the date of the agreement and any time thereafter is bound to not sell the equine at auction for slaughter or allow the equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that will cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter.
    The agreement states that should the adopter decide to re-home the equine, our organization must be notified of the name, address, and telephone number of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason prior to the equine being placed into the possession of such individual or organization.
    The agreement states that re-homed equines cannot be bred
    The agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the equine must be returned to our organization
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization free of charge
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  $501 to $750

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Euthanizing a horse due to severe and dangerous behavior issues or several ill quality of life issues are taken very seriously and done only after much deliberation with Board members and equine vet. (In regards to the foster facility, today we do not have any horses in foster homes, but that is an option available when necessary.)

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More About Us


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Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP
47W635 Beith Road
Maple Park IL 60151
815-761-4937
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Illinois unwanted equines, regardless of breed. To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.



EIN: 26-3120493
Founded: 2008

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 31, 2022

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