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Horse Haven of Tennessee Inc

Rating: 4.76 stars   76 reviews 2,675


PO Box 22841 Knoxville TN 37933 USA


Our mission is to advocate for, rescue, protect, and defend our God-given equine from abuse and neglect in Tennessee.


Many owners have been helped by our programs who could not have otherwise fed, gelded or cared for their horses in which case the animals may have suffered.

Target demographics:

Horses from abused or neglected situations.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

126 horses in need of care

Geographic areas served:

All of Tennessee


Helping Hoof - Help people to feed their horses who have fallen on hard times for three months. This allows them time to get back on their feet or find time to place their animals into a new home. Studs to Buds - Free or low cost geldings for owners. Ultimate Act of Compassion - Free or low cost euthanasia options.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

Horse Haven Tn has deceived the public for years...it is not a RESCUE . They board horses that have been seized from animal control officers and charge outrageous boarding fees , fund raise, get grants, GOFUNDME, and go after the Owners financially even when there has been no proof of guilt. It's how they work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Horse Haven of Tennessee has made my retirement life wonderful. I have always loved horses & yet a city slicker, never had the opportunity to work with them. This organization is so dedicated to helping these precious animals that were bestowed upon us. They truly know what is best for them. Volunteering for this org is the best part of my new life in retirement!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I lost my horse in 2006, after 20 wonderful years together. I just couldn't even think of getting another, but one evening I was watching the news and saw a story about a large confiscation of some horses in Cannon County. I could not ignore the pull at my heart to go to the stations website and put my name on the list to help out, any way I could. That was in 2009. Next thing I know, I am adopting One Eye'd Jack. I started volunteering in 2010 so that I could give back to Horse Haven for the joy they had given me with the adoption of Jack. I have served as team lead, on the adoption committee, and volunteer coordinator. I am still a team lead and a proud parent of 4 rescues from Horse Haven. I learn and grow so much more about horses every time I set foot there. It is an amazing place to help the horses heal, but I think the most important part is how the horses help heal us.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Horse Haven of Tennessee is the most professional, dependable, trustworthy and team oriented Equine non-profit that we have had the honor of working with. They are fearless in their pursuits and rapid in their response. Horse Haven of Tennessee has been essential to the Blount County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in all of our equine cases by offering their knowledge, expertise, and facility to aid in our Equine prosecutions.

They are an organization that is aware of the value of their service and the specialty of the care they offer to all equines in our state. They are definitely an asset that we the community must support and assist in their mission statement or the Equines of Tennessee will greatly suffer without them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked for HHt for 5 years. Everyone is dedicated and hard working in caring for all the horses! They make sure each horse is medically cared for and fed what they need to gain strength and become healthy again. Most of all the horses know great love! Hurray for all those that work so hard to make HHT work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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In 2015 in Giles County, TN 55 Tennessee Walking Horses were found in deplorable conditions. They were being kept on 4-5 acres, standing in mud and feces above their ankles and extremely thin. When asked for help Horse Haven stepped in and took 28 of the horses and helped them back to health and into new homes. There is no words to describe this wonderful, caring group.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently adopted from them and love my new guy !
I also do monthly donation, it is so simple. Every little bit helps.
They truly do care !

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many of us want to help but don't have the stomach , it is both sad and yet rewarding to know that there is a outlet for these magnificent creatures. And someone who will fight for them . Horse Haven does that and more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Horse Haven of TN is a rescue organization that does a great deal with
every contribution they receive. There is a dedicated group of volunteers who
pitch in when called upon and work tirelessly and generously to give every
animal rescued the best possible chance. The organization is well run and has been
in existence for more than 10 years and has managed to perform their miracles
every year for even more animals. Very worthwhile non-profit and very open to the
public it serves.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have met two people who work at this organization. I have followed their work. They are dedicated to picking up the pieces of broken equine lives. They provide vital support to law enforcement. I have chosen HH of T as my charity of choice for a portion of the profits I earn off a book I wrote. Isn't much, but I'm thrilled to send HH of T the check every month.

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Rating: 4 stars  

My husband and I were looking for a mini horse to have as a pet. I called horse haven when I saw Sleepy's picture. I was told that he was available but would I also consider adopting his stall mate, Doc as they had bonded. I said yes! We went to meet them and fell in love with both ponies! Shortly there after the ponies were home! Stephanie at Horse Haven answered all our questions and helped us get our property ready for our boys! I recommend them to anyone I know looking to adopt a horse, pony or mule! I saw what all they do to help the horses who come to be in thier care! Everyone at Horse Haven needs kudos with all they do! Our horses are healthy and happy and a joy to have!

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