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Rating: 1

This place is absolutely disgusting. I had taken i visit out to Tara farm rescue to possibly adopt a horse and was mortified at what i saw. This seems to be more of a case of animal hoarding then animal rescue. I don't think this organization has the means, money, or workers to take care of the amount of animals they have and it really shows. Horses are standing in layers and layers of feces and filthy bedding. Not to mention the barns leak like you wouldn't believe and the horses are getting rained on even inside, and the stalls are filled with inches of water. What a shame. I wish i could get every one of those horses out of there. Someone aught to call the people for that "animal hoarders" show. I know that a lot of "animal hoarders" will call their operations "animal rescue" in order to receive donations and things. I hope this isn't whats going on here.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This honestly sickens me. This is one person and her family mouthing off about an experience that they have shared with the rescue. Let me fill everyone in. I have been with Tara Farm Resuce for the last 4 wonderful years. I myself have adopted a magnificant horse from the rescue and continue to board at the rescue. I was there the day that this woman took the horse off the property. She read and understood the contract and signed a contract stating that Tara Farm Rescue is to visit the place the horse is to be moved to. Instead she shows up, FINALLY cleans her horses' stalls (rough board situation) after a week of not cleaning them and tries to take the horse. Our contract is for the safety of the animal. IF for any reason the person is unable to provide the care or fails to pay board at the boarding facility, the horse is to be brought back to the rescue. BonnieJeanne takes a lot of time (and so have I and any of the volunteers) in working with the animals and healing their wounds of neglect. The man who removed the horse off the farm was someone known for neglect, especially since the rescue had received horses from him in the past. The woman that had the horse swore up and down that she loved the horse but everyone saw the true side of her when she galloped the horse down a wet trail over pavement and the poor animal fell on his side and had horrible wounds and rode him back. She proceded to contact me and ask me for wound care products to use and then left him overnight with no protection on the wounds from the flies. And let me not forget about the time that Tara Farm Rescue held its annual hunter pace. A 7 1/2 mile trail course that had a time of 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete it in. She finished it in 33 minutes with blood coming out of the horse's nose! So it was only a matter of time that the horse would have been taken back. Like I said before, Bonnie Jeanne and her professionals along with the volunteers pour a lot of time into the healing process of these animals. I wish I could look at this woman today and tell her to grow up. It was your stupidity that got your horse taken away from you. And for anyone else who would like to see what our contract is about, please visit the farm's website and you can see for yourself.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have been resueing horses for 15 yrs and i have been in contact with tara farm and bonnie jean for over 4 yrs and i have to say that this is a woman that has been wearing the same shoes she was wearing when i met her, she has given so much to these animals and taken nothing for herself as a rescue myself i could only dream of being as generous and loving toward everything living as this rescue has been the animals dont have the prettiest barn or the fanciest tack, but the animals get top of the line vet care any suppliment they need chiropractic care,warm cozy beds and all the good feed they could ask for.the attention and one on one tlc is priceless.