Our Mission

Horse is a Privilege

RVR Horse Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. We are a volunteer run Horse Rescue in Riverview, Florida, just outside of Tampa.
Here at RVR Horse Rescue our mission is to intervene for mistreated horses. We Will rescue, rehabilitate and provide a safe place for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses. Most have been passed from owner to owner, never knowing love or consistency.
When they arrive here, they are safe and loved.
We provide each horse with the care, training, and space they need to recover. If a horse is unable to recover from their abuse/neglect, we allow them to cross the rainbow bridge with peace, comfort, dignity and love surrounding them. We work closely with a team of equine specialists, we make our decisions based on what is best for each horse. Our horses live in herds, so they can build the important bond with other horses. We believe these bonds are an important part of their rehabilitation.
When our horses have completed their rehabilitation we look for lifetime forever homes for them. Each horse has specific needs and care so we are diligent to find the right forever home for each and every one of them. We are firm believers that pasture pals can be just as wonderful and fulfilling members of a family and herd as a sound horse. We adopt within two hours of our rescue as we like to stay in touch with our rescue families to ensure that our mission is carried over to our rescue’s new homes.
In May of 2013 RVR Horse Rescue launched our C.L.E.A.R. (Care.Learn.Educate.Act.Rescue) campaign In addition to rescuing horses, our goal is educate horse owners and the general public about how they can be the voice for the voiceless and stop the abuse and neglectful situations of horses all across the country.