TNT Horse Haven

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

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
12 Riding lessons (3 per week) = $480
Care for a horse for 6 months (food = $900, 1 vet call, = $85, 3 farrier visits = $450) = $1,435

TNT News

News from TNT Catering & TNT Horse Haven

Joe-and-Emma

Emma

I’m a little late on posting…. Last week I pulled up to the ranch to see our amazing volunteer Joe walking Emma around the property for her much needed exercise! I loved seeing this … It was such an amazing feeling to see someone caring for Emma as much as we do!

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Sophie and Ellie

The newest additions to TNT Ranch! Little Miss Sophie… my 8-month-old Paint from Arkansas! And Miss Ellie from the BLM… she’s not sure what to think of us yet and she is as stubborn as the saying goes! Carrots and Hay won’t even help! So, to help her adjust to us… we decided to move…

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Volunteers

Our Amazing volunteers are at it again!!! Miss Ellie trusts Terry so much that when she walks away… Miss Ellie calls her back. One of my favorite things about Emma and Ellie are when they see Terry and Joe, they start heehawing to get their attention… Miss Emma getting some love from our Volunteer Jeff……

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Meet Emma

  Hee-Haw! – Emma is our new donkey.  Her markings are that of a Jesus donkey.  She is 12 years old and very playful and as expected, she is a little stubborn, but we are working on getting her to follow us around without a lead rope.  She really loves attention! We rescued her from…

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Meet Oliver

Oliver came with Emma.  He is an elderly quarter horse with a very loving disposition.  Unfortunately, his health is not good.  He has navicular issues, laminitis, thin hooves and a bacterial skin infection – all being addressed.  He is also getting a metabolic panel to help determine his overall health.  Due to his leg conditions…

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Meet Gunnar

Gunnar – As best we can tell he is Quarter horse and Morgan.  He is gentle and loving, 13 years old, rides very nice and is ready for adoption!

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Facility Address:

8755 E. Dixileta Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  85266

Mailing Address:

8525 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ  85255