About

Mission Statement 

Thundering Hooves is a grassroots organization formed to operate exclusively for

educational and charitable purposes.

Providing a platform to promote the arts and culture and educate the public

on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the Equestrian community

and the environment, through digital storytelling, film, music, photography,

healing arts, and cultural events.  

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

EIN # 81-1124346

  

  Founder/Executive Director ~ Neta Rhyne

Through her heritage, an Enrolled Cherokee by blood, Neta Rhyne has a deep rooted connection to the Spirit of the Horse and the land.  Neta is a direct descendant of the “Trail Of Tears” where the horses and mules played an important role in the forced “Removal” of her ancestors to a new land. 

Today Rhynes’ home is located on Historic land in the small community of Toyahvale, Texas.  In this Historic community, her home is located on the exact spot where 4,000 horses served the 1st Calvary in their “War Games”. 

Every year Neta witnesses thousands of horses, burros and mules being hauled through Toyahvale for THEIR LAST RIDE to a place they were never meant to be.  This is an unacceptable ending for these majestic animals! 

Today Neta fights to bring awareness to the many hardships that horses face.  She created a community based organization, Thundering Hooves, to provide a platform to reach an audience unaware of the plight of the horses and to help connect people of all ages to the Spirit of the Horse and the beauty of the land.  This successful outreach program has proven to be a catalysis to forward Netas’ goal of creating the change these noble creatures so deserve!