2368 E. FM 552
Rockwall TX 75087
Last Updated 2013-03-24
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Throwaway Ponies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that takes in abused and abandoned horses and those in need of help. The horses are rehabilitated and made available for adoption or, if suitable, placed in our equine programs that serve people of all ages who have special needs or have been abused or neglected. Our programs build self-confidence and leadership skills in all of our students, volunteers and participants. We are Helping Horses, Healing Hearts!
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Horse Welfare
Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
VolunteersVolunteers run all of our programs. They groom and feed and train depending on their abilities. Volunteers build fences, repair everything and clean the facilities (this includes scooping a lot of poop). Some do paperwork, fund-raising, grant writing. If it needs to be done, we need a volunteer to do it.
Truck And TrailerOur truck has over 230,000 miles. Our 3 horse/stock trailer is old. Either one or both will help us get horses out of bad situations or take them to shows where they might be adopted. We use the truck to pick up pallets of feed and haul hay.
Hay - Round Or SquareHorses need a lot of hay. We love round bales because the horses always have something to eat and can graze like they would naturally. Square bales are needed for horses who must be confined or when we're out of round bales. Last year we used 1000 square bales and 200 round bales.
Run-in ShedWe modify car-ports to make run-in sheds. This works great as a place for the horses to get out of the sun, wind and rain and is cost effective.
Land Or Foster HomesWe average 40 horses on 11 acres. For a a horse, that's crowded. If we have land closer to our main facility or enough to move to a larger facility, the horses can be spread out. This is healthier not only physically, but mentally.