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Howey Horse Haven Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Howey Horse Haven provides a safe environment with caring volunteers who are passionate, caring and committed to providing the needs of abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses and ponies. We are a rescue ranch that strives to create a safe haven and a second chance, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of our beloved horses.

Target demographics: rescue and rehailitate horses and ponies

Direct beneficiaries per year: As of last year, we saved the lives and find forever homes for 231 horses and ponies!

Geographic areas served: Lake County, Howey In The Hills, Florida

Programs: HHHR is dedicated to the rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and unwanted/unloved horses, ponies, and donkeys. We provide proper nutrition, medical, farrier and dental care, and, foremost, a safe haven for these beautiful horses to recover from their former situation. We strive daily to give all our rescues a much deserved second chance at life and ultimately place them with adopters who can provide them with permanent, loving homes, where they will never feel hunger or pain again.  As a haven and a home, we are a sanctuary for equines in their golden years, those that have continual medical needs, and those with behavioral issues. ​All horses that enter the gates of HHHR are on their journey to a new beginning!

Community Stories

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Emily B.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered here for a few weeks a couple of summers ago and I immediately noticed how tight this group is and how welcoming they are. Amazing people doing amazing things for the animals and people involved!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer previously with this non-profit rescue. They ars great people taking care of neglected horses. As the saying goes " it takes a village". They are always in need of donations. I highly recommend them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great place doing great work! Horses make amazing recoveries thanks to their care. Thankful for places like this.

1 Joshua W.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been volunteering at HHHR for about 1.5 years now and it has truly shined a light on my heart. The lessons I’ve learned while being a part of the HHHR family will live within me for the rest of my life. Hats off to an amazing group of people who have dedicated so much of themselves to give back!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing horse rescue! The staff are knowledgeable and dedicated and treat the volunteers like family. They have rehabbed horses that were on death’s door and always do their very best to find the horses great homes (once they’re fully rehabbed of course)! Thank you HHHR for all you do to help the community and the horses❤️

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group of people. Love what they do! Thank you for fighting to better our community

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am honored to be able to say that I've supported this rescue for almost 3 years and will continue for as long as they'll accept it! HHHR is full of dedicated and kind people that only hold the horse's best interest at heart and continue to strive to give the horses the best care that they deserve.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great place! Awesome people that really care about the neglected horses. Keep up the good work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was told about this facility through a friend and we decided to attend one of their open-Saturdays, before all happened with the pandemic. We were instantly greeted with a smile and offered a tour of the facility. We were introduced to their new intakes at the time, Jasmine, Mary Jane, and Rowan. They were very lovely and I was in awe of the educated lady who was giving us the tour, Katie, and the exquisite care all the rescues were receiving. The team was very welcoming and immediately created a warm and open atmosphere, making us feel like we've been friends for years. They even served us lunch! I would recommend taking a trip out to this place and admiring the dedication the HHHR team has for looking after and taking care of these horses!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This facility continues to thrive in providing the best rehab center for sick and injury horses following their 7 year anniversary. The support they get from donors and volunteers is mind blowing and I know they are all happy to stand behind such a great organization! Keep up the beautiful work !!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked in animal related organizations for over 30 years. I have worked at shelters and with canine rescues. The people at Howey Horse Haven Rescue are some of the most compassionate people I have met. They are all volunteers giving up their time to care for the abused and neglected horses in their care. They care greatly for both the animals in their care and the people who come to volunteer. I would unreservedly recommend the Howey Horse Haven Rescue to anyone who wishes to donate their time, money or sorely needed supplies.

1 Colleen R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Howey Horse haven fir the 1st. Time today. It was great I loved every minute of it. They care so much ! They were great on teaching us about how to safely handle all the animals! I really fell in Love with Walter!

I will definitely go back again!

Thanks for a great day!

Signed CeCe!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Howey Horse Haven Rescue on Facebook for almost two years now and have sent a few donations when I can. Every time I send a donation, I get a heartfelt thank you from Teresa and it just makes my day. Living in Texas prevents me from being able to visit the rescue to meet the horses and Teresa in person, but I never fail to check the page for updates on the incredible work she and her support system have done and the lives they have changed!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a facility of eternal love and second chances for the neglected and abused horses that are taken in there. The comfortable atmosphere of the volunteers allows you to fit right in and gives you the feeling of being apart of their family! Teresa works tirelessly for her intakes and it shows when you visit and experience the outstanding care and attention the horses receive! Keep up the beautiful work!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Howey Horse Haven does something very few shelters do: save precious horses. It takes dedication and a selflessness that is so rare and must be acknowledged. We are honored and humbled to be donors.

2 Toni Ann P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Howey Horse Haven, they are truly amazing. We have volunteered and adopted and always wish we could do more for them. Even if it's just to attend an open house, everyone should stop by and visit.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/22/2019

Thank you! We are so happy to have y'all behind us!

2 Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

This was the first horse rescue I ever volunteered with back when they started a bit over 5 years ago. I saw many lives both from equines and humans change for the better after coming through the gates. They are a great asset to the community for what they do to help those in need of rehabilitation. They are 100% volunteer run and rely on donations to do what they do. The horse pictured here is Ms Daisy. Her and her companion Big John were just a couple of the horses they have helped. Sadly Ms Daisy has passed due to old age complications and I greatly miss her. But I am so glad she had HHHR to take her and Big John in when they needed help. Her last couple years on the earth were at HHHR as sanctuary and Big John is still with them in sanctuary as well.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/22/2019

It was a sad day when we had to make the heartbreaking decision for Miss Daisy. Thank you for always being there for us and the horses! Love ya!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If I could give HHHR more than 5 stars I would. I have been volunteering there for a few years now and truly enjoy beng there. Not only are the animals in their care treated like family but so are the volunteers and supporters. I have learned so much by being there.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 08/09/2016

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the horses!

2 Jessica Lee K.

Donor

Rating: 5

Howey Horse Haven is a wonderful non-profit run off of love by the founder and a great group of volunteers. They are warm loving people caring for abused and neglected horses, minis, donkeys, and even a pig! They survive through generous donations from people who appreciate all that they do. They have to rehabilitate a lot of these poor animals to learn to trust and love again so they can be adoptable and go to loving homes. Please help them by donating whatever you can to this great team of people.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/21/2019

Thank you! You are a huge part of helping us, help the horses! I am grateful that you are beside us every step of the way!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HHHR has been the most incredible place for me. I have been a volunteer for about a year now, and without a doubt I feel loved and cared for like family. Both horses and people are as sweet as can be. The volunteers as well as Teresa, Allan, Josh, and Katie work so hard to care for every horse or other animal that comes through the rescue. They truly are a light in lake county and a place I will love forever.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/22/2019

Love ya kid!

2 Paige S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Non Profit just fell in my lap while seeing it on facebook. My husband and I decided last minute to stop by one afternoon. we have been to many non profits and I was surprised at how clean it was. also how well kept the horses were. we spent a couple of hours there and really spent time talking to the owners Teresa and Allen. The kindness and knowledge I received left me speechless. Then lunch came for the volunteers and sitting listening to the volunteers and the owners made one thing very clear , this wasn't just a non profit this was a loving family. My husband and I ended up being foster parents to two mini horses and Teresa was very patient with helping me with everything I didn't know, and believe me, I took up a lot of her time with questions. I strongly believe we were put here by God. we were able to help two babies that needed us but we have friends that will last a lifetime. please take time and visit this rescue, you will be changed. if you can't visit please donate!!!! you will feel blessed to be apart of this wonderful non profit

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/21/2019

Thank you, Paige, for your kind words! I am honored to call you guys our friends! Love ya lady!

2 Thais G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The love and affection poured into the care of these animals is incredible! I had the chance of going there a few times now, and everytime I find myself falling in love with this place all over again!
TT and Husband, the people responsible for this piece of heaven, have a heart bigger than fits in them. They love on all of the animals in their care, and suffer with each and every hard situatuons. They have thought me so much! I am so greatful for their work!
Can't wait to go back!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/21/2019

Thank you, Legs, for all your hard work and dedication! We are thrilled you have chosen to be a part of our rescue family! Love ya!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue is an amazing place! The amount of hard work that is put into creating a safe, loving atmosphere for these abused animals is admirable. I have been in contact with Teresa for two years now and she is a God`s gift! She always updates me on new intake`s statuses and the famous Big John! I donate supplies as much as I can and she always sends me photos when the packages arrive and then being used by the horses! With a person as beautiful as Teresa, I know these horses are in the best care possible!! Rock on! ♥️

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/21/2019

Thank you for your kind words and amazing support! You are a blessing to the horses and us!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This facility is truly astonishing! Their intakes are generally some of the worst of the worst and all of their hard work to ensure a stable, well cared for unit for these animals is remarkable! Teresa, Alan, Katie, and Larry are some of the most humble people I have ever met and create a comfortable, family oriented environment for their volunteers. They are constantly striving to make amazing differences for these horses! Keep up the beautiful work!! ♥️

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/21/2019

Thank you, Sam! I am glad you are a huge part of our rescue family!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Howey Horse Haven has been one of the best things to ever happen to me. I want to become a vet, but that requires a lot of volunteer hours even in high school. No other rescue would allow me to help at my age. However, Teresa quickly welcomed me to the family, and I couldn’t be happier. The group is incredible and very clearly loves every single animal that comes through the rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Howey Horse Haven is a fantastic nonprofit with workers and volunteers who truly care about saving horses! Their rehabilitation services have saved countless lives and every dollar goes toward their animals. Definitely a unique nonprofit that is worth your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It takes dedication, compassion and a strong heart to try to fix other peoples mistakes. HHHR is a hard working group of people that do all they can for the horses in their care. I will always be a supporter of places like HHHR that help animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I personally visited Howeys Horse Haven Rescue Ranch about 4 weeks ago, to see if I wanted to add this nonprofit organization to my Will and Trust. I found that this organization Is for real. The owners, caretakers and volunteers are truly passionate about saving the lives of ponies, horses and occasional donkeys. I can highly recommend Howeys Horse Haven Rescue Ranch to anyone who loves to support abandoned and abused animals...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As I was in search of a mini to round out our herd of two horses, instead of buying from a breeder I came across HHHR. As a proud adopter of numerous rescue dogs I knew I wanted to support their efforts. We now own a sweet rescue named Bitsy and we thank Theresa and Lisa and Kim for their efforts to give these sweet animals a deserving chance. Bitsy has been with us for about an month and she is loving her new pasture mates and being loved on and cared for daily - all thanks to the devoted HHHR!

2 Rita Campbell F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at HHHR at the first of the year and have had the most enjoyable, fulfilling, educational and satisfying experience of my life. I have always had a deep love for the equine community and wanted to volunteer at a facility that would help me learn, feel confident and love on these gorgeous creatures. Teresa has a unique ability to quickly assess the needs of new intakes and pours her heart, soul and resources into providing whatever is necessary to rehabilitate each horse. The volunteers are truly a team (family) that are all devoted to do whatever it takes to help with the efficient operation of the rescue. Love it and I’ll stay as long as they will keep me. One huge need they do have from the community is donations wheither monetary, supplies or volunteers, please help and donate now ❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In late 2017, my husband and I purchased a 5 acre property that came fully equipped for horses with a pole barn, pastures, and wash out area. The only problem was, we did not know a thing about horses. Through an internet search, I found HHHR and reached out. I felt was nervous as I sent the email, what if they thought I was a crackpot? Some city slicker who moved to a farm and all of a sudden thought she was pioneer woman? Instead, Teresa was kind and welcoming. She assured me that with time and dedication, she could help me learn what I needed to know. I attended the very next volunteer day and have not missed one since. It is wonderful to see the difference that Teresa makes in the lives of these horses and in the people that come to help. This isn't just a rescue, it's a family. Please consider donating to this amazing rescue. Every dollar they receive goes right back into caring for these special animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without a doubt, since moving to Florida nine months ago, my involvement with HHHR is one of the most satisfying, happy, rewarding experiences of my life. The love and care the horses that are rescued by HHHR are given is something to experience. We are currently helping to rehab four of their miniature horse rescues, to bring them to their very best, with the hopes of the end result of being adopted into great homes. Teresa and her team of volunteers are so appreciative and I could not imagine working with any other horse rescue but HHHR. Please donate in any way you can as every single penny from every single dollar goes right to the horses and no one else. #bethegood

4 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HHHR is a rescue for neglected and abused horses and other animals that find a second chance at living out their lives at the rescue and for those that can be brought back to health through love, attenton, medical care and months of rehabilitation and can then be adopted. Their volunteer, sponsorships, and therapy programs are only a few ways people who love horses can become involved. It's a special place you should come visit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is totally about the abused/neglected horses in their care. It is staffed by personable and professional people. Their dedication and caring attitude is highly commendable.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Howey Horse Haven is my happy place. There is a peaceful feeling that I get when I interact with the horses. Staff & volunteers are wonderful, welcoming people that are a joy to be around.

5 Allie I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful rescue! Very family oriented, friendly, and welcoming! They truly have a big heart for all and every horse which arrives at their rescue and strive to each and every horse feel at home with as much as they can offer; until they find them a wonderful permanent home of course! ;)

5 Stephanie C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is fantastic! their staff truly cares about the animals . It really is an amazing place. I have never seen a staff who cared more about their animals than they do here.

5 Eddie T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great place with great people running it. First place I've seen actually caring about/for the animals.

5 Allie P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited there last week to see all the rescue animals and help out with what I could. This is an amazing place, all of the animals are happy, well fed and very well cared for! Thank god for places like this one!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing place full of loving people who save so many lives, human and equine! They are my family and home. Teresa, the proprietor, is one of the best people in my life and I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for me and the horses. Scout is my best friend and light, and I would not be where I am today with out TT's love and support or my Scout.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came to Howey Horse Haven after a very hard time in my life. Everything was turned upside down. My world had been shattered and I was at an all time low.
Volunteering here has changed so much! I can't say that things in my life are as good as they were, but the time I spend with the horses, TT and all the other volunteers has truly started to heal me.
Coming in I didn't know what to expect, didn't know if I would be excepted, but now, I feel like a member of the family. Everyone is so kind and welcoming. What stands out the most, is the true love and dedication to these horses! Everyone pulls together and gives everything they have to help give the horses a true second chance!
HHHR is truly dedicated to each and every horse and being just a small part of the amazing things they do for these animals is truly an honor! Though my commute is pretty long, 45 minutes, I cannot imagine not being a part of this team! The Saturdays I am unable to come, or that HHHR is closed are the longest ones for me! Howey Horse Haven and the people I've come to call my friends are good for my heart and the horses are absolutely good for my soul!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is so welcoming and made me feel like home. TT is one of the nicest person I know, and made sure I feel like home. Out of all the other rescues I have been to this is the most welcoming and honest place I know.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have volunteered at howey horse haven a couple times and I've loved it. they are so nice and wonderful to be around. You will feel right at home and won't ever feel uncomfortable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I current volunteer at Howey Horse Haven Rescue and it is truely the most humble, family feeling, caring, loving, and comforting organization I have come across in a long while! I have experienced another horse organization close to HHHR and they were rude, over worked their horses, and they were very porrly taken care of! I found this organization on the internet, my first day there I felt right at home and apart of the family! Alan, Teresa, and Lary have taken my self esteem from nothing to realizing my potential and importance! I own my life to HHHR and their crew by allowing my clumsy self to have an important role in the organizations uprising! Great place!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My granddaughter volunteers at the Howey Horse Haven and sends me pictures of the horses in need.  She cares for all of them and tells me their stories and hardships, sometimes with tears. Thank you all for helping mold my granddaughter into a caring, passionate person.  She loves all the horses and the people who work and volunteer there. 

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for the kind words! The kids need the horses as much as the horses need the kids!

5 James217

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I must say that I was very impressed with this Horse Haven... The amount of time and dedication that goes into the horses are impressive.. At first i wasn't expecting much but after attending the rescue to volunteer I have to say that the people that sponsor this place definitely have a heart for the horses. It takes alot to put in the time and dedication that is required to take care of any animal, especially a horse.. They are very perceptive when interacting with humans and in a sense can tell when people are ingenuous.. I have to thank Allen, Larry, and most of all Teresa for having a heart to care for one of natures most beautiful and useful creations. It takes a special person to want to take care of something or someone with so much passion without any sort of monetary motivation..
May God continue to bless you guys and may others find inspiration in their hearts to want to follow by your example...

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you so much for your kindness and blessings!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to say a few words about Howey Horse Haven Rescue. I have known the managers of this rescue for about two years now. In that time I found them to be compassionate and loving people. They take excellent care of the animals that are brought to them and I had to surrender an animal to them I know that it would receive the same love and care that I would give it myself.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for your kind words! It means the world to us to have the support of the community behind us!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My stepdaughter is into horses and has been since a very young age. She found the rescue which is near our home and it has changed her life. She has learned so much from the people and animals at the rescue. I could not be happier with the confidence she has in herself after a day at the rescue

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for your kind words! The kids make a real difference in the lives of the horses!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have done work for the rescue repairing fencing and what a great group of people to work with. The animals are well cared for and loved. We would recommend anyone take time out of the weekend to visit the rescue and see how wonderful this group is.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you! You guys did an amazing job and I will highly recommend your company to everyone I can.

6 Janel L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you would like to meet and work with wonderful, loving people, the Horse Rescue is the place. I have never met a group of more loving and compassionate people. My daughter is a volunteer at the rescue and she loves it. The volunteers and animals have drawn her in and taught her so much! She has so much fun without even knowing that she is working!!!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for your kind words! Your daughter is a huge part of our success!

4 Michelle370

Volunteer

Rating: 5

great place to enjoy caring for rescued pony's.
Relaxing time for your soul and the pony's soul.
Please if you can find the time on a Saturday
Visit soon.
You will be happy you took the time. : )
The pony's will be happy to have you visit them

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for being such an amazing person and a huge part of HHHR!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have watched HHH Rescue for two years now.
They have helped in amazing ways to help pony's and horses to come back to health.
Search for a forever home.
The need's for each pony is handled with special care.
It is a pony Haven.


4 Kathryn51

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started following HHHR on Facebook a year ago. I am originally from Pennsylvania and this year I got to come and visit HHHR in person and it is wonderful how great these animals are taken care of! The horses are happy and have a lot of people to help rehabilitate these wonderful animals. I am so pleased to have got to meet the volunteers and animals at HHHR can't wait to come see them again!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you! You are welcome back anytime!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Every Saturday you will find my friend Charlotte and me at the Howey Horse Haven & Rescue. The folks out there call us Grandma. These are really kind and caring kids or should I say young adults. Theresa and Alan, the owners, plus the horses and ponies have helped shape the kind of people these youth will become. If their actions now are any indication of the adults they will become we are proud to be their grandmas ! But back to the horse haven....all of this is not free because it takes a lot of money to keep all the horses and ponies they have out there. Momma Teresa (no pun intended) is a miracle worker when it come to saving really neglected horses. She knows just what to do. I personally know that one new horse went down one night and she and Alan got up 3 times to get that horse on its feet and walked for 2 or 3 hours. They responsibly went to work the next day! They still have time to help kids and older adults like me. If you can please help support this oh so worthy charity's mission come on out and make friends with all of us. You will see first hand I am telling the truth.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

You are an amazing lady that continues to make a difference for the kids that need the help the most! Thank you for all you do for the horses and the kids!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was just randomly looking for a place to get my volunteer hours for school, didn't know what I was getting myself into when I came across HHHR this place has changed my life. The love the care and the atmosphere here is amazing. After I had gotten all my hours I couldn't get enough I had to continue to volunteer! HHHR is my home away from home! Thank you HHHR for the memories you have made in my life I will carry them with me for the rest of my life.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

You are an amazing person that continues to make a difference in the lives of the horses! Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are extremely excellent with the animals..providing great quality care and time with them...

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for your support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great people and charity! So passionate about what they do.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having moved from the Northeast about one year ago, we had the luck of meeting Howey Horse Haven, it's leaders, volunteers and some of the mini's within our first month here. The passion, love and dedication of all involved at HHH was immediately felt. Subsequently we have visited the rescue farm many many times and have always been received with open arms and hearts - as they do for all the horses needing help. The dedication of this rescue organization is amazing!!!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for being such a huge support for us all! You are an amazing, huge hearted person and a huge part of the success of HHHR!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The owner is very friendly and every one there are the sweetest people. The horses are great and I could go on and on about how nice everyone is. They think about the animals and peoples safety and do the best for human and animals.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

Thank you for your kind words!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can say Howey Horse Haven has the most heart filled people behind it that you could have ever imagined. The warmth you feel when you walk through the gates are unreal! The horses have found a place that they can be them selves, and you can feel it when you are around them... All the horses that have come and go through this rescue have had amazing turn arounds and were completely different horses from when they came in and left! One of the most loving and heart filled place. We can't save all of the horses, but we can sure try to save what we can!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first came to Howey Horse Haven Rescue, I was in at the lowest place in my life I have even been. I was only here a couple hours and I already felt like family! I have been a volunteer for almost 2 years now and it's my second home. The interaction with the animals has helped me turn my life around and look foward to tomorrow. By helping the rescue horses, rescued me.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 03/10/2017

You are an amazing young lady that has grown by leaps and bounds! We are all so proud of you!

4 Bobbi W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing people doing amazing things. While volunteering here I have seen such love and care given to these animals and the difference this can make. Once you are here you become like family. Truly a great non profit.

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 08/09/2016

Thank you! You are an amazing hard working lady with a true love for the horses!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There's never a quiet day at Howey Horse Haven, but that's a testament to how much care and dedication that the owners and volunteers put into this rescue. There's always something to get done and through hard work and time it always does get finished, and that is a wonderful and rare thing. From horse experienced individuals to people with no experience, like me, this rescue is welcoming to all and their gratitude isn't subtle, HHHR is full of love that will guarantee lot's of smiles and fond memories.
I'm so glad that I discovered HHHR and can be apart of this great place, get the word out because the bottom line is that Howey Horse is 110% dedicated to the animals and any extra help goes a long way!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 08/09/2016

Thank you for the kind words! :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Howey Horse Haven is a great non-profit organization! When I first came to Howey Horse Haven back in 2013 I had a life changing experience... I was struggling with social anxiety and my bulling experiences where so severe that I nearly gave up on myself. When I was so deeply fallen into this hole I had created by myself, I needed to find a way out! I started researching therapeutic centers to help me with my issues. I heard about Howey Horse Haven through my therapist I was currently seeing. My mother and I decide to go and try out a day on HHHR's volunteer Saturday. After my day at Howey Horse Haven, I couldn't wait to go home and tell my family ALL about it! The horses made me feel this huge relief and escape feeling that I couldn't find with any kind of therapist. Fast forward a few years, and my problems have vanquished! The people at Howey Horse Haven Rescue make you feel like family and they make you feel very secure and they create this "judge free" environment. I would definitely say that everyone and everything at Howey Horse Haven Rescue, saved my life and I owe them the biggest thank you!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 08/09/2016

Thank you for the kind words! We love seeing you progress every time you are here :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very welcoming place and amazing what they do for the horses! I can't wait to be able to go back for another visit!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Within the past year, financial difficulties resulted in my family having to sell our horses before we could no longer afford them. After falling on even harder financial times, I knew I needed an outlet, a place to be around horses once more. After searching for nearby horse rescues, I found Howey Horse Haven Rescue, called Teresa, and went out to volunteer the first Saturday I could.
While I knew I would fall in love with the horses and I knew that it was a horse haven, what I didn't expect was to find my second family, and my own haven. By my second time out there, I already felt like family and, whenever I drive out,every foot I get closer during my 20 minute commute, takes away my stress until I am drained of my issues and completely happy and ready to help. Because I grew up around horses, culminating in about 13 years of being around them, I knew they would relieve my stress, but I didn't know that the people would do that as well.
Not only can I not thank Teresa, Allan, Larry, all the volunteers, and the horses out there enough for helping me (whether they realize it or not), but to try to explain how much everyone out there truly loves and adores and cares for all the animals would take up more than just the space of a review.
Teresa gives the rescue and the horses her all. Because I volunteer at the rescue, I can attest to the amount of work, dedication, and, most of all, LOVE that she, and everyone out there, pours into the horses and into assuring that they and the property are maintained well and are healthy. ALL of the proceeds go the horses, which in this day and age is not as common as it should be. It's truly amazing and inspiring how Howey Horse Haven Rescue is able to turn starved creatures into majestic, kind, and loving horses and companions. The horses that come in, find more than a home, they find their haven, their tales are those of the phoenix, being reborn again. And if that sound too poetic to be true, it's because you haven't felt their magic yet!
I love Howey Horse Haven Rescue, all the people, all the horses, and all the animals. They are truly wonderful and I really do feel that I am changing the world by being out there, the rescue is certainly changing MY world.
I can't recommend them enough!
If you can donate, volunteer, sponsor, adopt, or share their message, DO IT! They're awesome!

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Howey Horse Haven Rescue 08/09/2016

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! Our gates are always open to you!