Back in the Saddle, "BITS", is a non-profit to help horses and horse owners in Northern California and beyond. We assist horses in need
and we also offer proactive programs and outreach to help before the situation becomes desperate.
Our proactive programs include :
Rehabilitation, training and re-homing for horses in need
Low cost clinics and outreach to prevent overpopulation neglect and suffering
Education for horse owners and public agencies
*80% of first time horse owners get rid of their horse within 5 years.
*In just nine years (1997-05), The equine population in the United States has expanded33% from 6.9 million to 9.2 million horses while, the number of horse owners has risen from 1.9 million to 2.0
million, a modest increase of only about 5%.
*Most neglect and abuse cases can be resolved through owner education. Educational programs using existing resources should be developed and accessible to all facets of society."— USDA