Posts by Katie Sterpka

Mumbo Up For Sponsor

Mumbo is a sweet Hackney Bay mare in her mid 20s.  Mumbo was used as a “brood mare” until she was no longer young enough to be so used.  She is easy to handle and a great companion.

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Sweet Pea Up For Adoption

Sweet Pea is a 5 year old pig who is exceptionally friendly, and even likes the new goats! She is currently looking for a forever home. Come to the farm for a visit and give Sweet Pea a belly rub!

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Kiva Up For Adoptioin

Kiva is an Arabian/Thoroughbred cross and is 21 years old. Kiva is a friendly and athletic horse who is great with children and families. She loves trail rides, hunter paces, and cross-rails.  

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Past Newsletters

Tara Farm Rescue puts out an annual newsletter highlighting the past year’s accomplishments and challenges. You can read all the past issues right here.

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Forms and Waivers

Please bring your completed forms with you to the farm along with a bag of low protein, high fat bag of grain. Adoption Application – Applications for adopting one of our animals Foster Care Agreement and Policy – Application for becoming a foster parent Liability Waiver – Must be filled out by all visitors, volunteers, boarders and students *NOTE:…

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Tara Farms Supply Wish List

This wishlist contains many of the supplies needed to maintain a happy, healthy living environment for our residents. Remember, all donations are tax deductible! ANIMAL FEED & SUPPLIES: Horse Feed (low protein, hi fat) such as Blue Seal Sport Nutrena Complete, Senior and Legacy [ Call Thompson’s Feed Store (860)429-9377 ] Hay & Straw Cows Sweet…

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Before You Get A Horse

There are many things to consider before getting a horse. Some of these are obvious, like whether you can offer appropriate shelter, have the means to provide the hay and grain to supplement pasture, and can afford to pay for regular veterinary and farrier care. Properly caring for a horse is expensive, and may cost…

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How To Check Horse Vital Signs

When you suspect colic, you’ll need to be able to give your horse’s vital signs — temperature, pulse and gut sounds — to your vet. We’ll tell you how to gather this vital information. How to take your horse’s temperature: Use a glass or electronic rectal thermometer (available at tack/feed stores, and through veterinary-supply catalogs).…

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What To Expect When Owning A Horse

What To Expect When Owning A Horse So you have decided that you want to take the leap and join millions of others who own a horse? Much like any large animal, horses rank high in the category of responsibility. With improvements in nutrition and health care, horses are living longer, more productive lives. It’s…

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