Equestrian Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   64 reviews

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.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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813-407-6805
http://www.equestrianinc.org

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Reviews for Equestrian Inc.

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

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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3 people found this review helpful

Not only is this amazing rescue like a second home to me, it is an amazing second chance for the amazing animals in their care. This horse rescue does an amazing job at caring for their animals and is a great way to spend your time and learn more about the animal, I will always highly recommend this rescue

 
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1 person found this review helpful

my wife and young son were able to make a trip out to see the horses recently and had such a great time walking the property seeing the horses play and run around like in the wild was amazing. my son was so excited he keeps asking when are we going to see the horses again. Equestrian INC. staff was great too they truly are a grass roots horse rescue that relays on volunteers and donations alone to rescue and rehab and rehome the horses. all the horses are in such good shape and look happy and healthy so taking my son was great. we learned how to groom a horse and clean stalls even watched them some of the volunteers ride around and work a horse in the pasture. this rescue is doing a wonderful job at rescueing OTTB a term we learned at the rescue. great experience for our family.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

my girlfriend and I stopped by Equestrian INC. a month ago and meet with a volunteer to give us a tour and what wonderful people and horses we met that day. truly a sanctuary for the horses. we learned a lot about OTTB and how young some of them come in with injuries but here the horses end up getting what they need to rehab and heal to become great partners to the ones that have the opportunity to adopt them. awesome horse rescue in tampa, fl. we will visit them again and bring apple and carrots for the horses and love to lend a hand when we get the chance

 
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1 person found this review helpful

i visited Equestrian Inc. last summer for the 1st time and was blown away at how all the horses were so well taken care of and they all look beautiful. they are happy and get to run around the pastures in herds having the time of their lives. as OTTB we all know that being at the track the horse rarely get time out of the stalls other than to be worked or trained or light walk so to see the horse being able to be a horse and run freely through the pasture with a herd is a amazing thing to see and at Equestrian inc that is what a non injured horse gets to do after rehab and rest from injuries from racing. Glenda smith and DeeAnn smith and the wonderful team they have put together to help rescue america's thoroughbred horses are doing a wonderful job rescueing,rehabilitating,rehoming the horses and plus they are also a grass roots rescue that is all donation and volunteer based no salaries to pay all proceeds go to the horses care, vet bills,hay, feed or anything that the horse farm needs to operate.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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