TNT Horse Haven

A Scottsdale, AZ 501(c)(3) Horse Rescue

TNT Horse Haven is the BEST rescue around!

We don’t just house our animals waiting for a new owner. We shoe them, vet them, shelter them, feed them and exercise them and LOVE them. We have a panel walker for daily exercise. They get turn out time with their friends. We have a staff trainer who works with them. We treat them the same as our personal animals. We will always be honest with you about their manners and capability and are very particular who they go with. We will make sure they are in tip top shape when they leave us. We are not just a rescue but also a source of compassion providing our adoptive families with a valuable horse to meet their needs. Come check us out!

What People Are Saying About TNT Ranch Horse Haven

Todd Tamcsin
Todd Tamcsin

We recently visited this facility and everything is first class. The stalls were brand new with operating misters and there are several different turn-out and training areas. The staff is very professional and attentive to the needs of the animals. Any horse that finds it way here will be happy, healthy and very well cared for.

Stephanie Bartels
Stephanie Bartels

My family and I have visited TNT Ranch many times. The care the horses, donkeys and goats receive here is top notch! In fact, we often joke that in our next life, we want to come back as one of Tina's horses! The property is beautiful and very well-maintained. Each of the animals (currently around 17 of them) gets extra love and attention each and every day from Tina, the staff and the volunteers. Tina has a heart of gold and her love for animals is apparent. This place is a true haven for rescued horses, donkeys and goats!

Joe Iannarone
Joe Iannarone

I have been a volunteer at TNT Horse Haven for about a year. Tina Zompetti has created a loving, nurturing environment for her horses, donkeys and goats. I have watched her caring attention restore badly neglected animals to full physical and behavioral health. In addition, Tina has actively participated in the rescue and sheltering of other people's horses when threatened by wildfire.
Tina and her team have an unmatched level of passion and dedication to protecting and caring for these amazing animals.

Cory Schidler
Cory Schidler

If you love animals, this is a terrific opportunity to help out horses. Tina and her staff take care of "surrendered" horses. Those are the horses that the owner has decided they can't take care of their horse, or those horses that were abused. In either situation, the horses are taken into TNT Ranch - Horse Haven and given a loving home. I know Tina would very much like to talk with you about becoming a volunteer or donations to help take care of the horses.

Chasity Lambert
Chasity Lambert

TNT ranch -horse haven is my favorite place to be . Seeing animals get a second chance at life , for some it’s their first experience of feeling love from a human. They are cared for by the best veterinarians and farriers around . The owner has been around large animals her entire life ,and can detect any abnormalities immediately and get them emergency care when necessary. I have learned so much since I started volunteering there . The amount of healing emotionally and physically the animals experience is incredible.

Tom
Tom

Amazing place... lucky horses. They are passionate about what they do and they do it very well!!!

Fun Facts

About Horses

  • Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.

  • Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.

  • Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).

  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.

  • Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head, they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.

  • Horses gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).

  • The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).

  • Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.

  • The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).

  • A male horse is called a stallion.

  • A female horse is called a mare.

  • A young male horse is called a colt.

  • A young female horse is called a filly.

  • There are at least 186 Breeds of horses. For example, TNT Ranch has 3 Quarter Horse, 1 Paint, 1 Missouri Fox Trotter. There are also Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Friesian and so many more….

  • There are 5 Major types of Horses: Draft horses, warmbloods, light horses, gaited horses and ponies.

  • Horses come in many colors… vivid coat colors, ranging from solid and static to multifaceted and ever-changing. Their colors are controlled by genetics. Their colors can be Bay, Chestnut, Grey, Black, Sorrel, Dun, Palomino and Pinto.

  • The average gestation length in a mare ranges from 320-362 days. Your mommy carried you for about 280 days.

  • A Mare can give birth to her foal by either standing or laying down. Their front hooves and nose show first, and the foal is normally birthed within a few minutes.

  • The average brain of a horse is about 2.5” in size and weighs about 22 ounces, half the size of the human.

  • Horses are not able to vomit and if they get a stomach problem it can be very harmful to them. This is known as Equine Colic.

  • Horses will not lie down simultaneously because at least one will act as a look-out to alert its companions of potential dangers.

  • There are 4 basic gaits that indicate the speed a horse is moving. Walk, Trot, Canter and Gallop.

  • Horse riding is often used as a form of therapy for people with disabilities.

Sources for Facts: Science Kids, Wikipedia, The Fact Site, Cool Kid Facts

Horse Ownership Costs

Owning & Caring for a Horse

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Feed, maintenance and Healthcare Needs…
The average horse weighs 1,100 pounds and needs to eat a minimum of 16.5 pounds to 27.5 pounds of its body weight each day in hay and pellets.

Vet and Farrier…
Vet is an annual visit for standard check-up, teeth, sheath, shots, minor care for non-emergency injuries… Averages $485 per year per horse. In addition to vet fees, there is a cost for hoof maintenance. Caring for your horse’s hooves isn’t an optional expense. Poor hoof care can lead to infection, joint hyper-extension, and even permanent lameness. Horses are seen by a Farrier every 6 weeks to be trimmed and shoed… Average per horse $150

Adopt A Horse Programs:

Feed a Horse for 30 days = $150
Love a horse (includes stall chores and learning basic horse interactions) = $250
Care for a horse for 6 months (food = $900, 1 vet call, = $85, 3 farrier visits = $450) = $1,435