Horse Lovers United Inc (HLU) was founded in August 1992, for the purpose of finding new homes for horses that were losing their home.  Ninety percent of these horses have been Standardbreds, because their value after racing has not been recognized fully by the general public.  All breeds are helped to the extent of our resources. 100,000 plus equines are sent to slaughter every year from the United States, because their owners do not want them any more.  In some cases, their owners have circumstances where they cannot keep them any more.  It is our goal to help as many as possible, and to find solutions to stop horses from going to slaughter.  Google "horse slaughter" to see graphic images of what horses go through.  Horses have helped mankind throughout history.  They deserve a humane end to life.  Google "Horses Helping Inmates" and that is one solution to helping horses.  If all horse lovers could join together and contact the officials in their state and do what you can to promote this idea.  There are homes available in the general population, but it is sometimes hard to match the right horse with the right human.  Other options for horses no longer wanted by their owners are therapy programs.  There are all kinds; for disabled children & adults, veterans suffering from PTSD, individuals of all ages suffering from depression and more.  There are most likely therapy programs in every state.  There are always people looking for pleasure horses and sometimes even companion horses.

EVERY MONDAY at New Holland there will be another horse sale. Lost souls let down by their owners, Standardbreds that didn't make the cut to possibly make it to freedom hall and sold to the Amish WITH NO PAPERS...tired Standardbreds that can no longer pound miles of asphalt pulling heavy buggies, work horses that have given their all for years and instead of retirement they get sent to slaughter....MANY ARE SENT TO SLAUGHTER AND SOME BOUGHT BY KILL BUYERS TO FILL THEIR SLAUGHTER TRUCKS OR POSTED ON KILL BUYERS PAGES FOR SALE. ANYONE CAN GO TO NEW HOLLAND AND RESCUE A STANDARDBRED OR OTHER BREED. THE ADDRESS IS 101 WEST FULTON STREET, NEW HOLLAND PA 17557

I hope you are willing to put out some effort to end this cruelty to all equines Please e-mail and give me your ideas.   Call any time about anything concerning horses: 410-749-3599.  Other options:
USPS mail: P. O. Box 2744, Salisbury, MD, 21802. facebook pages: "Horse Lovers United Inc", "Options For Horses", "US Against Horse Slaughter", ""Armbro Dunbar member of Horse Lovers United Inc", "Standardbred Makeover Delmarva"
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Please look for your representatives and senators and contact them and tell them you want something done about the cruel way in which horses are killed. Ask them if there are currently any bills pending to stop this. Ask them to please support any bills and to work to get them passed. Ask them about proposing a bill that states all unwanted equines must be euthanized humanely. Ask them to pass a bill that will classify all equines as companion animals.



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Sales Display; photo for display purposes

Dozens of items for sale to help feed our horses: saddles, tack, artwork, handmade masks, coffee coozis, t-shirts, much more!

  • Date: 04/10/2021 21:57
  • Location: Flea Market 13 Antiques & Collectibles Pocomoke, MD (Map)
  • More Info: Booth #22



We have a raffle coming up. The prize is a big package of items from several harness racing drivers; John Campbell, Ross Wolfenden, Corey Callahan, and many more. Look for more info. in our newsletter coming out soon. LET’S HAVE A PARTY! Last summer, Kathleen Hayes, a supporter of HLU, decided to have a small intimate Unicorn party in her back yard to raise some funds for the retired horses HLU has to care for every month. The party was small, because of Covid and she invited co-workers whom she was around every day. They were asked to bring an item for a Silent Auction. The horses became Unicorns. Everybody loved getting their photo taken with a Unicorn. If you have a horse or a pony in your back yard, please consider doing a fund-raiser like this to help horses that are not so fortunate to have a home of their own. If you don’t have a horse, we will supply you with sturdy photos of our horses that need the help. We can also supply some boots to fill with donations for each horse. Most of you probably have back yard barbecues, birthday parties, and other small gatherings. PLEASE consider doing something to help these horses. I think it could make your party even more enjoyable. We also have some items we could give you for the Silent Auction, including some decorated horseshoes. These are shoes worn by some actual racehorses. HLU is no longer able to have “regular” fund-raisers, like the big Silent Auction that we had every January at the DSOA Awards Banquet. If enough of you will party for HLU, it will make a difference. Even 10 people can make a difference! Or maybe horses and Unicorns are not your thing, but you would still like to help. How about a baseball theme, or Nascar, or whatever your favorite thing is. We will still help you with planning and some prizes.



Are you new to horses? Want one, but not sure where to start? Let HLU help you.

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Networking to help find homes/options for displaced equines.

There are a lot of options for equines that owners can no longer keep. Contact HLU to help you find an option.

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Volunteers & Community Service

Horse rescues depend on volunteers to help with the workload. Do you need to do community service hours? Contact HLU to see what type of work we have that you can do.

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  • Salisbury, Maryland, United States

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Membership offers rewards

Membership is only $10 annually and $100 Lifetime. Rewards are offered to members. Remember that there is strength in numbers. Membership Rewards All members showing their HLU membership card will receive discounts/special offers at these businesses. Horses and Healing Arts – Call and ask about services available and HLU discount Ocean View, Delaware 302-430-4644 ________________________________ Layfield Vet Services – Discount on farm calls for adopted horses Princess Anne, Maryland 443–397-7682 - Call to confirm --------------------------- Still Meadow Farm Fruitland, Maryland Clinics/Lessons/Training 410-543-4549 Text to confirm -443-614-5577 --------------------------------------------------- Mane Designs Wallops Island, Virginia 757-824-4180 –Call to ask what is being offered ------------------------ Horse Lovers United, Inc. Salisbury, Maryland 410-749-3599 – Call to ask what is being offered ------------------------------ Farmers & Planters Too- Rewards available on Wednesdays Salisbury, Maryland 410-546-3989 ------------------------------ Chicks Discount Saddlery -10% discount in store only; exceptions: gift certificates Harrington, Delaware 1-800-444-2441 –Ask for Robin Fleming if necessary -------------------------------- Two Old Mares Blanket Services Georgetown, Delaware 410-726-1777-call to ask what is being offered If any of these businesses tell you they are not participating, please let us know. They could have new owners or new employees. Please call 410-749-3599 and leave a message or e-mail: If you have a business, and would like to join this program, please let us know.


This website is for the purpose of helping all equines, and especially to prevent them from going to slaughter,  Please share your ideas and your resources with us, and please check out what we have for sale to benefit our horses.  We currently have several hand made items including facial masks in children's and adult sizes, tote bags made from recycled feed bags, coffee coozies, key fobs, and many more items.  We also have available many horse books, several children's horse books,  lots of equine artwork, saddles and other tack, a lot of old sheet music,  and recycled racehorse shoes, cleaned and decorated into works of art.  Many items are one of a kind, and all would make excellent gifts for anyone on your list. For photos of our items for sale, please e-mail a request to: <> All items sold will help Threads, Ty& Tarzan.