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Thundering Hooves Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization Incorporated in Texas.  

TAX ID# 81-1124346


Of all the animals the horse is the best friend of the Indians, for without it he could not go on long journeys.

A horse is the Indians' most valuable piece of property.

If an Indian wishes to gain something he promises that if the horse will help him he will paint it with native dye, that all may see that help has come to him through the aid of his horse.

~ Brave Buffalo, Teaton Sioux Medicine Man


Neta Rhyne ~

Enrolled Tribal Member of the Cherokee Nation ~ Direct Descendant of the "Trail Of Tears"

Founder Thundering Hooves


  As a young girl I experienced that special connection we have with horses, a powerful, unbreakable bond between our conscious beings.   Horses are blessed with insightful knowledge, they are in touch and aware of all that is and will be.

   After learning the truth of horse slaughter the facts were hard to grasp …until that fateful day when, as I stood by the road, a trailer full of slaughter bound horses passed within reach of where I was standing.

Knowing their horrible  fate, a feeling of dreadful helplessness overcame me, driving me to take action, be their voice!  Thundering Hooves is that action, providing a platform to be their voice, to connect people of all ages to the Spirit of the Horse, and to showcase the beauty of these majestic creatures! 

  Today, as the trailers full of slaughter bound horses, burros and mules on their last ride continue to pass by my home I make a promise to them that I am still here and I will continue to be their voice, to help bring about the change so desperately needed to end horse slaughter!

As Thundering Hooves continues to grow , reaching new audiences, I would like to thank each and every one who has helped make this possible. Through the last 7 years we have successfully created a platform that has helped to facilitate rescues and adoptions, raise awareness to horse slaughter, raised monies for school programs, developed Horse Art programs, built permanent memorials standing in memory of all the slaughter bound horses, and produced films focusing on horse slaughter to name a few. Without your help and dedication to the cause these achievements could not have been reached!

With your support Thundering Hooves will continue to grow connecting people of all ages to the beautiful Spirit of the Horse and be a Voice for all the Horses, Burros and Mules hauled down lonely highways on their last ride!

Your continued support of Thundering Hooves is greatly appreciated.  

In Gratitude ~ Neta 

THUNDERING HOOVES in association with SO BE IT FILMS would like to THANK YOU for your patience and standing with us as we do the hard work to bring THEIR LAST RIDE Documentary Film into Post-Production.

YOUR DONATIONS will help us to complete this important film and present it to audiences across the Globe

 CAPTURING hearts and initiating the important discussion on how to bring about the

CHANGE these Nobel steeds so deserve!


ALL DONATIONS are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and greatly appreciated!  

No Amount is too small!  

Thundering Hooves is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization incorporated in Texas

TAX ID# 81-1124346.


A "Trail Of Tears" direct descendant Cherokee womans' personal journey that informs and reflects into the world of horse slaughter and how her grassroots organization, Thundering Hooves, provides a platform to bring awareness to the horse slaughter issue affecting Horses, both Wild & Domestic, and connects people to the spirit of the Horse through multicultural participation and co-creation through all the ARTS.

Want to to play a bigger role in the film please email for more information.  


Standing proud 24/7 in memory of all the Horses, Burros and Mules that have been

hauled  down this highway on their last ride! 


& take a BOLD STAND .... for the Horses! 

  Not only are the halters visible tributes to the Horses, your participation will help to make THEIR LAST RIDE Documentary Film a reality and bring to audiences across the Globe.

   HELP US TO be a visual voice ....for all the Slaughter bound Horses, Burros, And Mules hauled down this highway on THEIR LAST RIDE.

As part of our fund raising campaign to cover cost of Post-Production of THEIR LAST RIDE ....for every $50 (or greater) donation a halter will be added to the Memorial Fence.  

Every halter represents our VOICES for ...the Horses!

Your continued support of this important film for the Horses is greatly appreciated!

Thundering Hooves Memorial Fence in the news ~

Gold and Abby

2017 Thundering Hooves Celebration Of The Horse 



The 2016 Celebration Of The Horse event, in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico  was a resounding success.  

Baliador, the life size colt statue, was brought to life by the very talented Melody Perez, Wild Horse Artist, Singer, Songwriter.

Melody painted this Lil cutie in the likeness of her Spanish Mustang colt, "Baliador".  

Baliador was a huge hit,  people of all ages were excited to lend their artistic talents, Famous Actor, Wes Studi, even stopped by and signed Baliador!  

                                               Albuquerque Journal



Year Of The Horse Celebration

Santa Fe Plaza

Go here 2014 for event information.

It was an honor to perform with my brother, Michael Roberts, at the Year Of The Horse Celebration!  

We enjoyed sharing who we are with the Native American artisans, event attendees, and Santa Fe Plaza patrons. 

It is important for us, the Native Pride Dancers, to collaborate with artist and organizations that strive to make a difference in this World!  

Thank you ~ Larry Yazzie 



Celebration Of The Horse

Santa Fe Plaza

Go here 2013 for event information.

Olivia and her 22 yr old Mustang, Jasper, who was the star of the show.

 People were thrilled to be able to touch a


 Jasper stood quietly while everyone oohed and awed over him....

What a tribute to our American Mustangs!   


Karen Hardy & Blue. 

"Many have said human history has been written on the back of the horse, for me, my history is written through their eyes and on their hearts."

                                                                                                                  ~ Karen Hardy

Karen speaks about the value of "Old Horses"


Native Peoples Event ~ Alpine, Texas

Go here 2012 for event information. 

I was moved and honored to be a part of such an amazing, real and up-lifting event designed with love and caring for the plight of horses and burros.  

I will support Thundering Hooves as an artist along with my never ending compassion for the horses!  

Keep up the good work Neta & Darrel!

~ Micki Free 



PLEASE CONTACT  your U.S. REPRESENTATIVE and urge them to cosponsor the SAFE Act in order to protect Americas' horses, burros and mules and overall consumer health from horse slaughter.   

Don't know who represents you in Congress or your state legislature?  Follow this link ASPCA web site, enter your zip code in the proper field and you will be directed to contact information for your elected officials.