Nexus: Definition: A connection or relationship between people and things.
Nexus Equine: Connecting people and horses
By working together we can make adoption the best option for finding a horse, while improving the lives of numerous horses and the people in our communities.
Nexus adoption program has an intensive focus on training, both ground manners and riding suitability.Read More
Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, Colorado has an expansive adoption program, but needs the horses that Nexus can provide to accommodate their waiting list of potential adopters.Read More
Care Connection Fund
The Care Connection Fund was designed to provide Oklahoma’s horse owners financial assistance with veterinary care and other health services that might not otherwise be financially feasible.Read More
Learn more about Why horses are so important
The AHC estimates 60,929 Oklahomans 18 years of age and older own horses, with a total of 117,886 people participating as owners, family members and volunteers or employees of horse industry enterprises in the state.
One of the main reasons for interest in the horse industry is that it is a tool to improve the quality of human life. The horse is a model animal for people to use in leisure activities and use as a youth educational tool. Households with families are most likely to own horses (AVMA 2012).
Oklahoma is home to three racetracks, 11 major expo centers, 8 major equine hospitals and 11 colleges and universities offering equine studies programs. Sounds like a great state if you’re a horse lover!!
(Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry)
Did you know that Oklahoma ranks #3 in the nation for number of horses and have an estimated economic impact of $3.6 billion annually? American Quarter Horses alone, provide $798 million impact. (American Horse Council)
According to the OKC Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City is home to more equine events than any other city in the world. Oklahoma City is the venue of more than a dozen top national and world championship horse shows each year with an impact of $126.5 million alone each year.
As Oklahomans, we need to provide support and solutions to the very horses that are responsible for the large boost to our economy as well as improving the quality of life for so many people in our community. Care and compassion needs to be available throughout their lifetime. Let’s make these changes TODAY.