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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 2015 we took in 9 horses from race tracks and adopted out 6 horses to loving families.

Target demographics: the unwanted horse population

Direct beneficiaries per year: 85 students and 47 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

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Equestrian Inc for 4 years. I have seen many horses come in and many leave for new homes. Each horse has a different story but the story at Equestrian Inc remains the same. We are dedicated volunteers, all of us, who want the homes and lives that the horses deserve to become true. In addition to horses, we have had donkeys, cats, dogs and goats that receive the love that are needed towards rescues. I think many of the volunteers look at as a rehabilitation for ourselves and I have also met many people, needing to serve community service, who have had their lives changed by Equestrian Inc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Equestrian for over 2 years. Our horses are well cared for with regular visits from our Vet, farrier, and dentist. They have a beautiful pasture to graze and a spring-fed pond to swim. Our horses and cats are the most loved animals on this planet. We spoil them with lots of love and kisses and I hope I can continue for years to come. Blessed is the person that has earned the love of a horse.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Jessica273

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer regularly at Equestrian Inc. It is an amazing rescue that cares for horses and cats alike. I highly recommend it for donors and volunteers.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My mother started rescuing horses way before we became a nonprofit organization. It is because of her creation that these horses have a safe haven where they can graze, swim and eat until their heart is content. Our horses get the best care and are a joy to be around. Everyone who passes through our gate feels a sense of serenity and peacefulness as they interact with the horses. Again, it is all because of my mother that we are here what we are today.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Equestrian Inc for almost 3 years. I've found the people very welcoming and thankful to the volunteers who come to help out. I've learned so much about horses, helping animals and people from my experiences there. The horses are well taken care of and are really nice. I'd recommend this organization to anyone who wants to help animals and be out in nature.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank goodness for Equestrian Inc!!!! I've had the pleasure of spending time at this wonderful place. I've always been impressed with the endless dedication, hard work & unconditional love that these Horses are given. These amazing animals deserve the 2nd chance that is given to them by these amazing people!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The horses at Equestrian Inc Tampa Fl are alive and well because of the sincere and heartfelt work of the founder and board. The horses are loved, fed, stabled, and given medical care all because of the tireless dedication of Glenda, DeeAnn,Carol, Jack and a multitude of others that fund raise and actually do alllll of the daily feeding, mucking and whatever else needs done for the horses care. Happy horses!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work and dedication to the rescue and rehoming of these horses is amazing. Every horse here has a story and deserved better than to be in a rescue situation. When I retired from the workforce I knew I would find something out there for me. What I found was a passion for me and a blessing to work with others to help these wonderful vreatures.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After 4 years of continuous volunteering at this facility, I continue to see full cooperation and friendship with all board members as well as with volunteers. Horse always seem to be content and happy and with steady service from our veterinarians and blacksmiths and most of all they are HAPPY HAPPY HORSES. The organization is constantly seeking donations and any and all assistance from the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i went to Equestrian horse rescue not knowing what to expect because when you here rescue not always sure what kind of condition the animals are in but i was very pleased to find out that all the horses here are in beautiful condition. very well cared for they get to have the run of the land palying in the spring and in the woods running through pastures plus the people are friendly very helpful i learned alot on my 1st visit and i have been back twice to help during the weekend. the rescue is doing a great job saving america's race horses and some owner surrenders.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equestrian Inc. is a great place we visited the rescue and did orientation witch the rescue strongly advises new comers to do. it was very helpful to learn what to do and not to do for someone that does not know much about horses. we will visit again and help muck stalls and help out with the horses the people are nice. the horses are in wonderful condition. the are spoiled just like a rescue should be. very pleased with how the rescue works they are doing a awesome job with the horses they are able to save each year.

3 Laura298

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only is this amazing rescue like a second home to me, it is an amazing second chance for the amazing animals in their care. This horse rescue does an amazing job at caring for their animals and is a great way to spend your time and learn more about the animal, I will always highly recommend this rescue

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

my wife and young son were able to make a trip out to see the horses recently and had such a great time walking the property seeing the horses play and run around like in the wild was amazing. my son was so excited he keeps asking when are we going to see the horses again. Equestrian INC. staff was great too they truly are a grass roots horse rescue that relays on volunteers and donations alone to rescue and rehab and rehome the horses. all the horses are in such good shape and look happy and healthy so taking my son was great. we learned how to groom a horse and clean stalls even watched them some of the volunteers ride around and work a horse in the pasture. this rescue is doing a wonderful job at rescueing OTTB a term we learned at the rescue. great experience for our family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

my girlfriend and I stopped by Equestrian INC. a month ago and meet with a volunteer to give us a tour and what wonderful people and horses we met that day. truly a sanctuary for the horses. we learned a lot about OTTB and how young some of them come in with injuries but here the horses end up getting what they need to rehab and heal to become great partners to the ones that have the opportunity to adopt them. awesome horse rescue in tampa, fl. we will visit them again and bring apple and carrots for the horses and love to lend a hand when we get the chance

1 taapuna

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i visited Equestrian Inc. last summer for the 1st time and was blown away at how all the horses were so well taken care of and they all look beautiful. they are happy and get to run around the pastures in herds having the time of their lives. as OTTB we all know that being at the track the horse rarely get time out of the stalls other than to be worked or trained or light walk so to see the horse being able to be a horse and run freely through the pasture with a herd is a amazing thing to see and at Equestrian inc that is what a non injured horse gets to do after rehab and rest from injuries from racing. Glenda smith and DeeAnn smith and the wonderful team they have put together to help rescue america's thoroughbred horses are doing a wonderful job rescueing,rehabilitating,rehoming the horses and plus they are also a grass roots rescue that is all donation and volunteer based no salaries to pay all proceeds go to the horses care, vet bills,hay, feed or anything that the horse farm needs to operate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic non profit organization with good hearted folks. Had a chance to visit and volunteer and look forward to do so again. Wonderful and full of diverse resucues with an array of personalities. All the horses and helpers make for a great
experience at Equestrian Inc. I donated five hours of my time filling water buckets and assisting with the horse rescue duties. The vp Adam was very professional in helping me understand what was necessary to help the Rescue run properly. All in all it was a great day and recommend others to volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough positive things about this organization and all the amazing people that make it what it is. Always a great day at the barn!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers are amazing at Equestrian Inc.
Their dedication to saving horses goes above and beyond. It's a pleasure to help- my teens enjoy volunteering at this beautiful sanctuary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!