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About Us

Charles E. Seay, President/Founder

In October 1991, due to combat related injuries, Charles (the ranch founder) was medically retired from the U.S. Army as an Aviation First Sergeant with over 21 years service. He has always had a strong love for horses and after his wife passed away, for personal reasons decided to move. He located 200 acres of land in Texas and purchased the land which is now the 505 Horse Rescue and Retirement Ranch. After purchasing the land he quickly saw a need to rescue horses in the area from being sent to the slaughter house or needlessly killed because the owners couldn't afford to care for them. He now considers himself as living a dream come true by saving as many horses as he possibly can.

About our Care

At our facilities, horses are fed two meals a day which includes a pelleted feed and a vitamin and mineral supplements. Diets are also individualized according to each horse's nutritional requirements. In the mid-afternoon and late evening the horses are given a snack of hay. Apple and carrot snacks are always on hand. Clean water is always readily available, even in the coldest months. We ensure that exercise is part of every horse's daily routine. This may consist of pasture time, free run in the outdoor area, lunging, or both. During the winter months, we blanket the rescue horses to help keep them warm and comfortable.

Veterinarian Care

Whenever a horse is rescued our veterinarian comes to evaluate the condition of the horse so that a proper diet and care plan can be provided. During an exam, the horse receives its required shots and the teeth are checked to see if they will need "floating" or filing down of sharp points from lack of care.

On occasion, a horse suffers an injury that requires special attention. Good veterinary care is extremely important for the rescue horses. We first evaluate their health and make a plan to improve it. Then we ensure that good health is maintained while in our care.

Farrier Services

The rescue horses feet are trimmed every 6 weeks to keep them in shape. Upon rescue, some times the horses' hooves are between 10 and 14 inches long, curling up like elves feet and looking like big slippers! It takes special care and time to get the horse's feet back to normal. Vet and farrier care is a significant expense, but a necessary investment in the horses' rehabilitation. The rescue horses need extensive care. To make a donation to help support their ongoing care, please click the link below. Any amount helps in continuing the care of these beautiful animals and is greatly appreciated by all, especially our four legged friends! Won't you please Donate for a great cause?