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Throwaway Ponies

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To rescue abused and abandoned horses and donkeys and find them new homes or provide sanctury to them.

Results: We currently have over 30 rescued and lesson horses. We have suspended our therapy program for now. We need volunteers and funds to continue this part of our program that helped so many children with autism, anger and trust issues.

Target demographics: Neglected, abandoned and abused horses, donkeys and mules

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50

Geographic areas served: Rockwall, Collin and Hunt counties TX

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Melanie Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently started volunteering here, feeding, and working with the horses when I can. I love horses and if I could I would run a sanctuary of my own, and I would absolutely model it after ThrowAway Ponies! The amount of work and love that goes into these neglected, abused, and forgotten horses is phenomenal! You can truly see it when you encounter each horse! They've come to trust and love humans again.
The children that attend the kids' clubs learn so much, not just about the horses, but to have confidence in themselves. In the short time that I have been volunteering, I've witnessed so many wonderful things, from neglected horses, untrained and forgotten horses, to the children that are learning to work with them! I am a huge fan of TaPs!!
May God continue to bless the Banders with volunteers and funding to help more needy horses!

2 Heather D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Throwaway ponies is a great nonprofit organization that helps horses and people of all ages. I first brought my two girls here about a year and half ago to help my oldest with ADD. She has issues with being painfully shy among other things and when we first came, she refused to get out of the car. It took determination and lots of patience from one of the volunteers to get her to the point where she would even sit on the bleachers to watch the other kids. Now, she is out there leading other kids around on the horses and working horses in the round pen. Through the kindness and love from the people at TaPs, my daughter is now more apt to extend kindness and love herself than just sit on the sidelines. And I no longer have to drag her out of the car but she asks to come out to see the horses on a regular basis. The presence of God is truely felt on this land, among the animals, and through the loving hands and hearts of the many volunteers that come and help make TaPs what it is, a safe haven.