Equestrian INC.

Rating: 4.83 stars   47 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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: In the past two years we have rescued 11 horses and rehomed 5 horses. Equestrian Inc. is fundraising to buy the land we are leasing, but with 35 horses to feed it has been difficult to earmark money for this effort.
Target demographics: the unwanted horse population
Geographic areas served: Tampa, Florida
Programs: Rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming horses; riding lessons; winter and summer camps
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Equestrian Inc is a non-profit organization that has tons of heart! The horses blossom at this wonderful farm with lots of land and the opportunity to "be a horse". I learn so much every time I volunteer and get the chance to spend time with these majestic animals.

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Equestrian Inc is a wonderful rescue that really puts the horses best interests at heart. The horses there speak for themselves and are all very happy, fat, and happy. The team of EI is phenomenal.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Equestrian is close to my home and I volunteered. A great and compassionate organization of individuals who work tirelessly to help these beautiful animals who have been abused or abandoned. As a person who has rescued 2 dogs, I can tell you it is considerably different when the rescue is significantly bigger than you are. The folks at Equestrian take it in stride and I would hate to think of what would happen to these magnificent animals if they were not there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Running any sort of animal rescue is not an easy thing. Glenda and her volunteers give their lives to these animals. They are warm and welcoming and are truly appreciative of the help they receive. Caring for malnourished/abused/unwanted critters is labor intensive and $$$$$$$! Kudos to this place!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family has volunteered at the rescue a few times. We enjoy being able to help out the organization. They do so much good helping out the horses but can always use an extra pair of hands or an extra donation to help them do more for the horses.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have Volunteered with Equestrian Inc. for 3.5 years. So many animals have been saved by this wonderful rescue. All of the animals are so happy and are thriving.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at Equestrian Inc for four years. I also sponsor two horses at the rescue. This is an amazing place with dedicated and hard working volunteers. They are always in need of and truly appreciate any help. I started helping with almost no experience with horses. I learn something new every time I visit. I would highly recommend this non-profit.

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This is a wonderful organization with very hard working and dedicated volunteers and board members. The horses are very well taken care of and loved by all who come to the rescue. I learn something new every time I am there. It is located on a beautiful property with a spring fed pond and stream. Not only will you see horses but many adorable and loving barn cats. A great horned owl and rosy spoonbill can often be spotted and if your lucky a bald eagle.

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Equestrian Inc is an amazing place! I've been involved with them for almost two years now and wild horses couldn't drag me away! May of 2013 was a very difficult and emotional time for us after the loss of a beautiful mare we took in from an extremely neglectful home. Happily her 3 companions are doing much better but still have a long road ahead for recovery. The volunteers will cary on the mission and we will be working diligently toward changing the animal abuse laws in the state of Florida. This is an organization for the community to be very proud of!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to increase the donations from the community.

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?

Life-changing

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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I began volunteering with Equestrian Inc in June of 2011. I was looking for a place to take horse back riding lessons, something I had always wanted to do a child but never had the opportunity. I attended a volunteer orientation and immediately was hooked! I've been volunteering and taking riding lessons since that first Sunday in June. This is one of my favorite places to be. It can be hard work but it is so very worthwhile. All of the people involved with the rescue are just amazing and I can't say enough about the horses, goat and barn cats! I'm continually impressed with the dedication and hard work of the board and volunteers. I would highly recommend this organization. Please consider making a donation to support Equestrian Inc or volunteer your time.

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?

Life-changing

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a horse lover, I can honestly say from an objective point of view that Equestrian Inc is very passionate about welfare of each and every horse under their care. First hand, I have seen how well cared for the horses are. Glenda is highly knowledgeable and years of respectable experience with horses. A tremendous resource. Many others involved provide a solid support system to keep this nonprofit running. This sanctuary is a peaceful environment and really a fun place to be. I had the privilege of adopting a wonderful horse from this organization.

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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

I moved to the Tampa area for school. In choosing to move I chose to go alone. I knew with this move one of the most important things for me was to find a place to give back. My love of animals and horses found me at the front gate of Equestrian Inc.. From the moment I was introduced to every horse and told each one's story I wanted to be a part of this amazing organization. Being a volunteer at a rescue such as this is hard work but extremely rewarding. I am able to put work in knowing that every stall cleaned and water bucket filled is for a good purpose. It is allowing a horse in need a clean place to live and play. The hands on care that this organization allows and encourages with the horses is remarkable. Being able to touch and give love to these amazing animals is what its all about. I am grateful to all the wonderful people at Equestrian Inc. who allow me to come and help.

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