Throwaway Ponies is a horse rescue and therapeutic riding center in Rockwall, TX. We currently are caring for over 50 horses.
We started in 2005 when we realized no one wanted to adopt the old and lame horses from the rescues. We were going to be a sanctuary retirement center. But the need was so great, we have horses of every age and ability now.
Our founder was a nurse who worked with victims of abuse. She realized that horses could help them recover. She started by inviting children from a local shelter to come ride the horses. The program was so successful we added a therapeutic riding program. Children learn to ride and care for horses and it builds their self confidence and leadership skills.