Rating: 4.76 stars 34 reviews
Location: 4902 Timberlan Street Tampa FL 33624 USA
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
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St. Petersburg College students volunteer at this facility and absolutely enjoy the hospitality of Glenda and friends. It is kind of sad that a disgruntled former volunteer, whose horses basically boarded for free, felt that this is a forum to air her discontent because the non-profit could no longer afford to feed and hay her horses. When she was asked to fulfill her obligation to "volunteer" in exchange for board, she became disgruntled and left. Of course, there is a lot of sand, it is called Florida, but there is a wonderful swimming hole that the horses love. Also, faithful donations keep the horses stocked with wonderful hay to munch on. Of course donations pay for medicine, vet bills, hay and feed, but it is the volunteers that come out to clean stalls,fix fences, lunge the horses, and brush and groom them, who provide a valuable service.
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Provide them with about 200 grassy acres and a 40 stall barn without landlord harassment.
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Hazards everywhere where horses roam. Too much sand, not enough grazing area. Multiple horse deaths from colic. What is going on there???