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

IN # 81-1124346

Thundering Hooves Mission ~ to bring awareness to the many hardships our beloved horses, wild and domestic,  face today and help bring about the change so despertly needed for these Majestic Creatures!



Horses are blessed with insightful knowledge, they are in touch and aware of all that is and will be.  

As a young girl I experienced that special connection with horses, that powerful 

 bond between our conscious beings. 

Learning the truth of horse slaughter was hard to grasp …until that fateful day when 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 bring awareness and connect people of all ages to the

Spirit of the Horse ~  

  Today, as the trailers full of slaughter bound horses, burros and mules pass by my home,

I make a promise to each and everyone of them ~

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!

~ Neta Rhyne

Direct Descendant of the "Trail Of Tears"

Enrolled Member of the Cherokee Nation ~ Founder Thundering Hooves 


As Thundering Hooves continues to grow and reach new audiences, I would like to thank each and every one who has helped make this possible.

Over 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 Childrens' Art Programs ~ 

Build permanent memorials standing in memory of all the slaughter bound horses ~ 

 & currently in post-production of a documentary short film which has already won awards as a five minute trailer! 

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

Spirit of the Horse



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                                                                                               to positive change .... for the Horses!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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THUNDERING HOOVES in association with SO BE IT FILMS, is proud to announce THEIR LAST RIDE Documentary Short Film has moved into Post-Production and will be completed this year.  

We THANK YOU for your patience and standing with us through out this project! 


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 many issues horses, both Wild & Domestic, face today, and connects people to the Spirit of the Horse through multicultural participation and co-creation through all the ARTS.


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 will your halter be a visible tribute to the Horses, your participation will help us to reach our goal of creating a mile long memorial fence. 

For more information ~

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

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

MEMORIAL FENCE in the news ~

Gold and Abby

2017 Celebration Of The Horse 



The 2016 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 


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 




2013 Trail Ride to the Historic 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.