Other Pets at Shelter...
Patches was captured in a chicken coop when we picked him up. His owners were no longer taking care of him and he was running wild in the neighborhood, causing a nuisance for the neighbors.
He was a stallion when we picked him up, and he has since been gelded. He acts like he has not been handled a lot, but he has really come around after spending some time at the rescue.
He has an old hock injury that did not heal normally, so he has a limp. As a result he is available as a pet/companion only.
Rescue Group Info...
River Edge Farm Horse Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that is owned and operated by folks who have been rehabilitating horses for many years. The rescue consists of 63 beautiful acres in Middle Tennessee where horses of all breeds and ages are taken in and cared for.
We strive to provide the best care possible for every horse that comes to the rescue by beginning with an individual evaluation. Each horse receives vet care (including dental work and vaccinations), hoof care, and a nutrition plan. Nutrition requirements and feeding schedules are developed initially, and then adjusted as the horse progresses. In addition to the basics, some horses have special needs that require long term training in order to make them candidates for adoption.
Adopting a rescue horse can be a very rewarding experience and some rescue horses require special handling due to their past. References are required for all adoptions. Adopted horses must stay with the adopter for at least one year. After that, the horse may be sold. If there are extenuating circumstances and the adopter cannot keep the horse, it must be returned to the rescue.
Adoption fees are based on the age and training of the animal. The fee helps with expenses, but does not begin to cover the costs of hauling, vet fees, feed, and rehab.
Our equines come from middle Tennessee. We are willing to adopt horses to permanent homes outside of this area.