What We Do
EducateEducation is provided by offering general information regarding equine care and maintenance. Additionally, SEER offers in-depth equine health information as provided by University of Florida’s Large Animal Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine. One of our main educational focuses, however, is educating horse owners on the importance of gelding to ensure uncontrolled breeding doesn’t lead to more horses in need.
AssistSEER provides assistance physically and monetarily. Within our area of operation, SEER offers care/maintenance assistance to horse owners who may have fallen ill or are unable to care for their horses due to injury or surgery. Additionally, SEER offers training assistance to owners from general ground work to problem solving. Funding assistance is provided in a myriad of ways from assisting an owner in need with feed purchases to paying for the transport of a rescued horse on the other side of our nation.
RescueSEER provides pick-up, rehabilitation and adoption for neglected, abused, abandoned, surrendered or seized horses. SEER transports or assists in the transport of a horse requiring rescue. Horses are either housed on site or at a volunteer foster home pending adoption. During this time, they are provided with required veterinary care and training. Once they are healthy and appropriately trained, they are able to be adopted to a suitable home. Sadly, not all rescued horses are able to be adopted. Those who have recurring or persistent medical conditions are provided sanctuary to ensure proper care for the rest of their lives.
As horse owners and/or care givers, we are ALL “The all knowing” and “Our way is the best way”! (Horse owners will know exactly what this means) With that said, SEER provides general information on the health, care and maintenance of horses. We will provide information concerning facts and will steer clear of opinion based information (i.e. What feed is best, what type of hay?) For our fact based information, SEER primarily utilizes UF Large Animal Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine resources. While reviewing the information; keep in mind most of the scientific data and study results are based on location and may vary dependent on where you live. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to SEER’s information pool, feel free to contact us via phone of email.
Vehicle/Trailer Safety Education
New to hauling a horse? SEER provides hands-on vehicle and trailer safety education including loading, unloading, trailer and vehicle pre-checks, vehicle/trailer drivers training, roadside emergency safety procedures and much more. Check back soon for our 2016 training schedule. Until then, feel free to contact us with training session requests.
SEER is not in the business of judging anyone for requesting assistance. The primary goal is to ensure proper health and wellness is maintained. For all SEER assistance programs, we do, however, adhere to a specific protocol to verify the need for assistance. SEER does not provide monetary assistance without following verification processes. Contact SEER for additional information.
Injured or ill and can not physically care for your horses? Contact SEER and we will work within our network of horse friends to secure assistance for you.
SEER works with many other equine rescues to donate, raise or secure funds for horses in need of rescue, foster or adoption.
Food & Hay
If you have fallen on hard times, contact SEER and we will work with you to provide necessary assistance to ensure your horses remain healthy and happy.
New Owner Assistance
New to the horse world? SEER will ensure either we or one of our friends within our horse network to schedule a visit to provide training and assistance covering general horse health, care and maintenance.
Need assistance repairing a fence, stable or run-in? You provide the materials and SEER will coordinate volunteers to assist with repairs.
SEER and our friends throughout the nation are available to utilize our skills of Natural Horsemanship to provide assistance with training rescued, fostered or adopted horses.
Know a guy who knows a guy who has a horse? SEER provides networking assistance throughout the horse community to secure rescue, foster or adoption of horses throughout the nation.
Let SEER assist you in placing your horse with a foster, adopter or new home. Properly placing your horse ensures they don’t end up at auction or worse.
SEER provides transport, rehabilitation and adoption for neglected, abused, abandoned, surrendered or seized horses. SEER transports or assists in the transport of a horse requiring rescue. Horses are either housed on site or at a volunteer foster home pending adoption. During this time, they are provided with required veterinary care and training. Once they are healthy and appropriately trained, they are able to be adopted to a suitable home.
Depending on the location, SEER will either transport or coordinate transportation for rescue horses. Since this can be quite pricey and the logistics stringent, proper coordination is required prior to pick-up. SEER will work directly with individuals to ensure a smooth move.
Since pasture and stable space is limited, SEER relies on individuals to foster rescued horses until they are ready for adoption or placement. While placed in foster care, the foster covers all costs associated with the daily care and maintenance of the horse to include regular vet and farrier visits. SEER will cover any out of the ordinary vet or farrier visits. SEER is always in search of potential fosters. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be a member of the SEER Foster Team.
Once rescued, horses receive a veterinarian assessment and check-up during which all vaccinations, required documents and other needs are completed. Additionally, a farrier visit is conducted and any issues identified and/or corrected. Once the rescue horse is deemed healthy, an assessment of its training is conducted. Training for any issues identified is conducted utilizing Natural Horsemanship.
Once a rescue has fulfilled all health and training requirements, they are able to be adopted. Requirements for adoption are detailed in the SEER Adoption Contract. Adoption fees are differing from horse to horse and dependent on the amount put in to rehabilitation. Normally, all we request is minimal adoption fees to cover documentation and vaccinations. Many times, however, adoption fees may be waived in an effort to ensure horses are placed in a loving environment. Please contact SEER if you have questions regarding the Adoption Program.