Our mission and journey at sixteen hands horse sanctuary

Our Mission & Journey

Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary in Ona, Florida, passionately rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned, and neglected horses. We’re committed to fostering natural, compassionate relationships between humans and horses. Discover more about our mission and how you can contribute to our cause or volunteer.

Our Horses

Considering adopting a rescue horse? At Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary, we aim to match each of our rescued equines with a loving forever home. Our adoption process is designed to ensure the best fit for both horses and families. Learn more about joining our adoption journey.
  • Bandit a pale coated horse standing by the fence at sixteen hands horse sanctuary
    Sponsor
    Bandit
    28 year, Gelding
    Bandit
    Sponsor:
    Needs a sponsor
    Breed:
    Appaloosa
    Sex:
    Gelding
    Foaling Date:
    Apr 19,1996
    Color:
    Bay roan with blanket
    Intake Date:
    Dec 5, 2021
  • Montana, a tan and white horse stands peacefully by the gate at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary, surrounded by green grass and a cloudy blue sky.
    Sponsor
    Montana
    22 year, Gelding
    Montana
    Sponsor:
    Needs a sponsor
    Breed:
    Quarter Horse
    Sex:
    Gelding
    Foaling Date:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Color:
    Palomino
    Intake Date:
    Jan 22, 2015
  • Scutter, a brown horse with a shiny coat and bright eyes, stands peacefully by the fence at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary, surrounded by green grass and a clear blue sky.
    Sponsor
    Scutter
    15 year, Gelding
    Scutter
    Sponsor:
    Gary Fresch
    Breed:
    Standardbred Cross
    Sex:
    Gelding
    Foaling Date:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Color:
    Bay
    Intake Date:
    Apr 5, 2008
  • Nikki a dark brown horse standing in a field at sixteen hands horse sanctuary
    Sponsor
    Nikki
    27 year, Quarter Horse Mare
    Nikki
    Sponsor:
    Bev & Tom
    Breed:
    Porter Grade
    Sex:
    Mare
    Foaling Date:
    Jan 1, 1996
    Color:
    Bay
    Intake Date:
    Mar 12, 2022
  • Quinn, a horse with a black and white coat, stands peacefully in an enclosure at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary, surrounded by green grass.
    Sponsor
    Quinn
    32 year, Oldenburg Gelding
    Quinn
    Sponsor:
    Gary Fresch
    Breed:
    Oldenberg
    Sex:
    Gelding
    Foaling Date:
    Jan 1, 1992
    Color:
    Black
    Intake Date:
    Oct 16, 2022
  • Sunny, a chestnut horse with a shiny coat and bright eyes, stands peacefully in a lush field at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary, surrounded by green grass and a clear blue sky.
    Sponsor
    Sunny
    23 year, Quarter Horse Mare
    Sunny
    Sponsor:
    Terry Cox
    Breed:
    Morgan Cross
    Sex:
    Mare
    Foaling Date:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Color:
    Bay
    Intake Date:
    Mar 12, 2022

Join Our Cause: Volunteer Today

Join our volunteer team at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary and embrace the rewarding experience of natural horsemanship. Learn essential skills in horse care, behavior, and grooming, guided by principles of love, language, and leadership. Be part of a journey that makes a real difference.

Join Our Cause: Volunteer Today

Join our volunteer team at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary and embrace the rewarding experience of natural horsemanship. Learn essential skills in horse care, behavior, and grooming, guided by principles of love, language, and leadership. Be part of a journey that makes a real difference.

Sanctuary Events: Be Part of Our Community

Explore our events calendar at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary! Engage with our community through educational workshops, fundraisers, and special gatherings. Each event helps support our mission and brings us closer to those who share our love for horses.
Apr 09
April 9 - April 10
16 Hands, 712 Roy Moore Road
Ona, FL 33865 United States
Nov 02
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
16 Hands, 712 Roy Moore Road
Ona, FL 33865 United States

Starts at 9am

Dec 01
All day
16 Hands, 712 Roy Moore Road
Ona, FL 33865 United States

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Tonka's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im Tonka!

Breed: quarter horse
Gender: gelding
Height: 14.2 Hands
Birthday:01/01/2007
Color: bay
Intake date: 04/17/2021
Suitability: Companion only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Hi I’m Tonka, nice to meet you!

I am a good boy, I like being groomed, and get along well with other horses, both boys and girls. I have a condition called DSLD, Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease. It means the ligaments in my back legs are weak and stretch too far so I cannot be ridden. I am not in pain and can run and play like a normal horse. I’d make a great companion for a horse you already have or I’m sure one of my pasture mates would love to come with me:-) I enjoy getting hosed off in the summer, stand well for the farrier, and I don’t mind getting in a trailer. I go into a stall to eat my breakfast in the morning and then spend the rest of my time out with my buddies or hanging out with my favorite humans. I currently eat free choice grass hay out in the pasture (stalling me would not be good for my ligaments or mental fitness.)

Thanks for considering me as a family member.