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Equestrian Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   64 reviews 2,114

Address:

4902 Timberlan Street Tampa FL 33624 USA

Mission:

Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue is dedicated to providing a rehabilitative sanctuary for abandoned, abused, unwanted, or slaughter-bound horses. We strive to bring people who love horses together with the horses we love.

Results:

During 2015 we took in 9 horses from race tracks and adopted out 6 horses to loving families.

Target demographics:

the unwanted horse population

Direct beneficiaries per year:

85 students and 47 community service people

Geographic areas served:

Tampa, Florida

Programs:

Rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming horses. We also reach out to the community by offering Bright Future hours to high school students and we work with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department's community service program.

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813-407-6805
http://www.equestrianinc.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank goodness for Equestrian Inc!!!! I've had the pleasure of spending time at this wonderful place. I've always been impressed with the endless dedication, hard work & unconditional love that these Horses are given. These amazing animals deserve the 2nd chance that is given to them by these amazing people!!!!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The horses at Equestrian Inc Tampa Fl are alive and well because of the sincere and heartfelt work of the founder and board. The horses are loved, fed, stabled, and given medical care all because of the tireless dedication of Glenda, DeeAnn,Carol, Jack and a multitude of others that fund raise and actually do alllll of the daily feeding, mucking and whatever else needs done for the horses care. Happy horses!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Equestrian Inc Horse Rescue is the most valuable environment for animals I have ever witnessed. The people that run it are genuine, kind and hard working, and the horses are so well cared for and loved. Any medical issue is handled immediately, and the horses absolutely love everyone that works there. Glenda, DeeAnn, Carol and Jack are the hardest working people I know, and its all for the love of the horses.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I contacted Glenda Smith at Equestrian Inc to do Myofascial Release on her rescue horses.She and everyone that is connected with the organization has welcomed me and allowed me the opportunity to help heal their horses. I truly have never met such a dedicated and kind group of people that absolutely put the horses first. It can be pouring rain,blazing sun,early or late in the day and they are there to attend to the horses needs. Whether its vet care or food,the staff here makes sure the horse is taken care of. The horses love them back for their efforts, they come by name and give them a loving nudge. Knowing these horses are safe,loved, respected and fed is such a heartwarming experience in a world where people seem to put themselves first.Not here,the horses wellbeing is the only priority.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The work and dedication to the rescue and rehoming of these horses is amazing. Every horse here has a story and deserved better than to be in a rescue situation. When I retired from the workforce I knew I would find something out there for me. What I found was a passion for me and a blessing to work with others to help these wonderful vreatures.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been affiliated with Equestrian Inc. for over 6 years. This is truly a safe haven for rescued horses and ponies. Each horse is given emotional, medical and rehabilitation care individually as needed. These animals wake up each morning to a loving hand with hay and grain. They have a lot of pasture time to roam, graze and play with their pasture buddies. There is also a spring fed lake for hot summer swims ( such a heartwarming sight). Regardless of the surmountable expenses the founder and her daughter, board members and volunteers work daily feeding, cleaning stalls, making sure there is fresh water, bathing and making sure all are happy and healthy. Equestrian Inc. is an asset to the Tampa Bay area and they have made a big difference not only in the animals lives; but to all of us who have had the opportunity to experience seeing and caring for an unwanted horse become unafraid of life, learn to play and love the carrot treats and lots of hugs. Thank you EI.

 
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Equestrian Inc. is an asset to Tampa, FL. This non-profit horse rescue organization has a dedicated founder, trainers and volunteers that work very hard to make sure every rescue receives the proper care, training, medical needs, and rehabilition needs to give these beautiful animals a happy life without fear or mistrust. They start their day knowing they are going to be fed and let out to pasture to play with their friends. They have been given a routine, a purpose and a place where they receive lots of attention. At the end of the day, they welcome their roomy stalls and dinner.
Recently a new horse came in from up North that did not want to race, and his fate was not favorable. As a volunteer, to be able to see this horse brought in from a long journey and start enjoying his new life is such a wonderful feeling.
EI reaches out to as many horses as they can. This is a sanctuary in the middle of Tampa.
Come out and hug a horse - it will make you smile!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering for Equestrian Inc for a little over a year and it is an amazing rescue, truly dedicated to the health and welfare of the horses they take in. The owner of the rescue dedicates her life to these horses and it is evident when you see the transformation of injured and abused horses into loving, healthy and happy animals. After i spent a day volunteering I quickly made the decision to give as much time and resources as I could to this cause. if you have a passion for horses I would highly recommend going out to the barn and learning more about Equestrian Inc.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization is wonderful. I have been associated with them for almost 2 years. Horses get really good care. The overall energy is relaxed and fun. It's obvious the horses enjoy themselves there and they are well loved.

 
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So in response to Missyn's comment, with all due respect, what did you do as a volunteer, did you venture to make the initiative to fund raise or other aspects to benefit the organization? I have volunteered at other horse rescues in Florida and they are not the vast green acres of Kentucky. Equestrian Inc is respectably recognized for what they have successfully done for 29 years. Some volunteers have no idea what it takes, tireless hours, and serious dedication to run a non profit. It's not just showing up, playing with and riding horses. Do horses die at horse sanctuaries beyond every effort to rehab them, absolutely. It's life. Equestrian Inc is successful, welcoming and very loving toward their well cared for horses.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am not a hands on volunteer @ Equestrian Inc., as I am afraid of horses, however I have been going to the facility for approximately 4 years with my husband who is a volunteer. I have never been around anyone who is more dedicated to horses welfare as the people who run this equine rescue. The horses are cared for with nothing more than hard work, sweat and LOVE. You will never see any horse at this facility go without proper medical attention, food or anything else that is required in their daily needs. As with any animal or human as well, all the horse want is to be loved and cared for and that is exactly what they get. I do volunteer my time helping organize and put on the annual golf tournament to raise much need money for the care and upkeep of this most needed horse rescue facility.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After 4 years of continuous volunteering at this facility, I continue to see full cooperation and friendship with all board members as well as with volunteers. Horse always seem to be content and happy and with steady service from our veterinarians and blacksmiths and most of all they are HAPPY HAPPY HORSES. The organization is constantly seeking donations and any and all assistance from the community.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

i went to Equestrian horse rescue not knowing what to expect because when you here rescue not always sure what kind of condition the animals are in but i was very pleased to find out that all the horses here are in beautiful condition. very well cared for they get to have the run of the land palying in the spring and in the woods running through pastures plus the people are friendly very helpful i learned alot on my 1st visit and i have been back twice to help during the weekend. the rescue is doing a great job saving america's race horses and some owner surrenders.

 
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Equestrian Inc. is a great place we visited the rescue and did orientation witch the rescue strongly advises new comers to do. it was very helpful to learn what to do and not to do for someone that does not know much about horses. we will visit again and help muck stalls and help out with the horses the people are nice. the horses are in wonderful condition. the are spoiled just like a rescue should be. very pleased with how the rescue works they are doing a awesome job with the horses they are able to save each year.

 
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