Owner Assistance Programs

Helping Hoof

The Helping Hoof program assists owners facing financial difficulties by providing feed and hay for two horses.


Requirements for Eligibility for the Helping Hoof Program

  • Proof of income or lack thereof
  • Proof of horse ownership - i.e. pictures, Coggins, etc.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Tennessee

Program Rules

  • The feed and hay will be provided through a local feed store and local hay providers. It will be pre-paid by Horse Haven of Tennessee
  • We request, if at all possible, that repayment be made for feed and hay as a way to help others in the future. These funds will be used for this program to help others.
  • A site visit may be requested by Horse Haven of Tennessee staff.
  • This is a one time assistance program, reapplication will be denied.

Acceptance into the program is at the discretion of Horse Haven of Tennessee. Horse Haven of Tennessee assumes no responsibility for the health of the horses where feed or hay has been provided through this program.

Studs to Buds

Poor breeding techniques and mismanagement of mares and stallions lead to thousands of unwanted horses being born each year. As a result, equine rescue organizations across the nation have become overwhelmed. Our goal is to help control over-population by reducing the number of unwanted births. By encouraging owners to geld their stallions and offering free or reduced cost gelding services, we can cut down on over-population in our state.
 
The Studs to Buds gelding program is available in most locations in Tennessee to anyone who meets the criteria. Funding is limited, so approval of applications will be on a case by case basis. We request, if at all possible, repayment be made for gelding services. This will help the program continue and provide gelding services to others in need.

Ultimate Act of Compassion

The Ultimate Act of Compassion program is offered to owners who have run out of options to care for, or re-home their equine and have decided that humane euthanasia might be their only choice. 

Each horse that is accepted into this program will be evaluated by our staff to determine its quality of life and possible adopt-ability. If the equine has a good quality of life, and we have the room at our facility, we may try and bring it into our adoption program.

The Ultimate Act of Compassion program is available in most locations in Tennessee and to anyone who meets the criteria. Funding is limited, so it is offered as first come first served. Approved applications will be on a case by case interview. We also request, if at all possible, that repayment be made for euthanasia services. This will help the program to continue and provide services to others in need.

Compassionate Shelter

Victims of domestic violence who need to find new housing but are concerned about the welfare of their equine can qualify for the Compassionate Shelter program.  Horse Haven of Tennessee offers safe sanctuary for the equine while victims establish a violence-free life. If there is no way that the owner foresees being able to keep their equine, we will accept them into our adoption program and ensure that they find a loving forever home.

If you or some one you know is in need of our Compassionate Shelter program, please call during regular business hours 865-609-4030.