Kentucky was one of the places where the National Rescue Ride campaign took place yesterday. Their ride was the benefit the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville.

The ride was done by 30 people on horse, one on foot. It works pretty much like any other charity ride. Riders register to ride and raise money, sponsorship, to do so.

Help, financial help, is especially important these days as humane centers have many more horses to care for and less money to do so.

The combined force of the mortgage crisis of 2007 and the credit crunch of 2008 have caused a recession which hits horse owners very hard. See: New Victims of Recession: Abandoned Horses.