The pint-sized horses were rescued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and taken to RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview July 3.
On Tuesday afternoon, Spirit, Lily and Sandy were happily munching hay and reveling in the attention they were receiving from volunteers at RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview. It's a far cry from the conditions they faced just two weeks ago when RVR Horse Rescue founder Shawn Jayroe was summoned to a property in Plant City by a local veterinarian who was concerned about the condition of the pint-sized equines. What Jayroe found enraged her. Veterinarian Larry Britt had been called out to the property to euthanize one of the horses that, according to the owner, had fallen off a porch. When he arrived, Britt knew there was more to the story than a mere accident. All of the miniature horses were in varying states of malnutrition and neglect. "Dr. …
The March 10 event will help raise funds for the nonprofit horse rescue group in Riverview.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Thursday, March 8, 2012
There will be plenty of horsin' around March 10 when RVR Horse Rescue of Riverview hosts its first Hillybilly Hoedown and BBQ. The event will take place at the horse rescue, 12611 Hayes Clan Rd., Riverview. There will be a family time from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring pony and hay rides, a hillybilly costume contest, a horseshoe tournament, games, prizes, drawings, food and entertainment by the Trail Dogs Bluegrass Band. A professional photographer will be on hand to take photos of all the activities. In addition, there will be jewelry and crafts booths to peruse. The fun continues for adults after 6 p.m. with bluegrass music, square dancing, a battle of the banjos, an auction, raffles and door prizes. Adults can bring beverages to the …