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Dive into a world where compassion meets action at Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary. As a volunteer, you’ll embrace the principles of natural horsemanship, learning about horse behavior, care, and the powerful bond between humans and horses. Your time and skills, whether in horse care or facility maintenance, contribute significantly to our mission. Join us in creating a nurturing environment for horses in need and experience the joy of making a tangible difference.
Deb Grooming Lincoln

Transform Lives Through Volunteering

Learn, Grow, and Contribute

Volunteering at Sixteen Hands isn’t just about the essential tasks of feeding, grooming, or grounds maintenance—it’s a journey of personal growth and learning. From understanding horse psychology to acquiring skills in animal husbandry and natural horsemanship, your volunteer experience will be rich and diverse. We welcome individuals seeking community service opportunities, offering a variety of roles to fit your skills and interests. Whether it’s clerical work, event planning, or hands-on horse care, your contribution is invaluable. Together, we can provide a safe haven for horses and spread awareness about their welfare.

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.