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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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 2017 we adopted out 6 horses and 1 pony to loving families.

Target demographics: the unwanted horse population

Direct beneficiaries per year: 23 students and 41 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.

Community Stories

101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kim_48

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and donated to this reputable nonprofit equine rescue for over ten years now. They give excellent care, rehabilitation, and retirement services for all of their horses and livestock. They give kind and compassionate attention to all of their residents and I would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to donate their time and/or resources to such a great mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equestrian Inc. has such a great impact on many horses. They strive to help as many horses as possible. I always feel so invited to partake in many events and I am always welcomed by the great group of volunteers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known everyone at this organization for many many years, both two and four-legged. You will not find a more caring loving atmosphere for the animals here. Their health and nurturing comes first to all who care for these animals day in and day out. I love being there and the peace that is felt.. this organization and its founder, have stepped up for horses in need when no one else would.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for 6 years now at Equestrian Inc. Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome is more than a slogan, It's the stories behind the horses and the love and care given to them by volunteers over the years. There is a reason that Equestrian Inc. has been at this location for over 30 years.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Equestrian Inc has been a great place for me to spend time with both the animals and volunteers who share a common goal. What I love most, is their continued efforts to improve the facility and care given to the horses. Recently, a small group of volunteers completed the installation of a brand new roof over multiple weekend. They worked through incredibly hot summer days and around inclement weather. It was completed just in time for the Florida "hurricane season". This, to me, shows how dedicated the volunteers of Equestrian Inc are to providing top notch care to the horses that call Equestrian Inc. home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Equestrian Inc for 8 years and it has been a life changing experience. The horses are cared for with love and attention to the smallest detail. Each horse has it's own diet plan written out on white board in the feed room. Each horse receives daily attention to their overall well-being. They could not receive more love and attention anywhere. It is truly a wonderful place with totally dedicated people. In addition Equestrian Inc. serves the general public by participating in Bright Futures and also with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Community Service Program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equestrian Inc is a small rescue filled with people that have huge hearts and love the animals. The rescue runs on volunteers and donations. It's a retired race horse oasis in the heart of Carrollwood that I was so blessed to find. I volunteer as much as I can and I love it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found EI online over a year ago, and have been a regular volunteer ever since! This is an extremely dedicated group of volunteers who truly love and care for the animals. I feel extremely fortunate that I was taken under their wing and am continuously taught new things. Safety is extremely important as well! I genuinely love it out here. With a volunteer run organization, you can see how much each volunteer’s hard work and dedication are appreciated and help the origination. The president and board of directors are all very committed and grateful! I honestly can’t say enough about how great of an organization it truly is!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for a few months and I've learned so much about horse care. Welcoming and nice, they embrace and appreciate your presence and effort. Not to mention the incredible relationships you build with the horses.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering at Equestrian Inc. for the last several months. I’ve met numerous people, gained an immense amount of knowledge and truly value the time I spend there. Equestrian Inc. is ran by a wonderful, hard working president who constantly seeks to improve the lives of her horses. The volunteers and board members are clearly dedicated to the mission of the rescue. I will continue to happily dedicate my time, effort and energy in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equestrian inc. is an amazing organization. Everybody at the stables is very nice and will explain anything you don't understand. I enjoyed volunteering there and plan to keep returning for a long time. Its the best volunteer experience I've had; and you can tell the horses are well taken care of and loved. Everything about the stables is great, I definitely recommend equestrian inc. , especially if your looking for horse experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time at Equestrian Inc. The hands on work and getting to work near the horses was my favorite. I will certainly volunteer again and I recommend others to join as well.

1 Allyrae C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As current President of the University of Tampa's Paws for a Cause, I can truly say that our members love volunteering here. We typically bring 20 volunteers once a semester, an event we all look forward to. Equestrian Inc is a fantastic organization that is based on volunteer work. This is one aspect thats so awesome about Equestrian Inc because you really know that your hard work is making a difference. There are plenty of different hands-on tasks, like land maintenance, stall cleaning, changing food/water, grooming, painting, and more! The best part is that no matter what you're doing, there are always horses nearby. The backbone volunteers are so appreciative, welcoming, and encourage everyone to interact with the horses. I would definitely recommend volunteering here if you like horses, don't mind some physical labor, and strive to make animal's lives better!

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Not a positive experience for volunteers or animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


I recently started volunteering at Equestrian Inc. and am thankful for the continued opportunity to do so. Each visit, I am impressed by the dedicated, kind people that run the sanctuary farm. Each visit, I observed how the horses are loved so much and are well taken care of. Each visit, I am welcomed and appreciated. I hope and wish that Equine Inc. continues to grow in abundance, so that the mission and goals for the horses are always met.

2 MJ W.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I adopted a 10 year old retired racehorse from Equestrian Inc. My horse spent most of his life at the racetrack and he is a little difficult to handle sometimes if you are not experienced with horses. I tried to board him at another facility but it did not work out and Equestrian Inc. welcomed him back (injured at the time) and now I board him there. There are other horses that came back for various reasons. Caring for retired TBs can be a challenge and not all facilities understand them and know how to make them happy and minimize the injuries. Equestrian Inc. makes whatever adjustments are needed to care for the special needs of each horse.
Any horse lovers out there that want more experience this is a great place to learn.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is truly a horse paradise. The owners and volunteers work really hard to keep all the horses happy and comfortable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Equestrian Inc about 5 years ago. I was part of an organization called the Tampa Connection and my team did a project for them to help with their marketing and public relations. I really enjoyed my time there and believed in what they did.

A little over a year ago, my son needed to choose non-profits to work with for both his 8th grade project and his confirmation. I mentioned to him about my experience with Equestrian, Inc and he chose to work as a volunteer there for both projects. He also thoroughly loved his experience.

Now that both of his projects are complete, I am happy to say that he, my wife and I still volunteer there almost every Friday and we look forward to doing so for a long time!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equestrian Inc. is an amazing organization that provides love and care to horses in need. The volunteers are always so welcoming and are really committed to taking care of the animals.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Equestrian Inc. almost 4 years ago. Having been around several animal rescue organizations I can attest to the depth of care for the horses (and other animals that come across our barn) and treating the volunteers well. The organization is run in a manner that puts the horses' health first. It has enriched my life being part of this organization not only rescuing horses but helping people and teaching kids horsemanship that they truly enjoy.

Karen M.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was glad to have the opportunity to volunteer at Equestrian Inc. The people there were very welcoming and just happy to be around horses. I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of this cute little farm tucked away in the middle of the city. Nothing better than spending quality time with horses in need of some love!!