Hank the Horse™
Brand Ambassador, For Hank’s Sake
Hank, a Tennessee Walking Horse, is the organization’s first rescue.
"Rescued horses like Hank are here to teach us that unloved doesn't mean incapable of loving. We can rise, we can learn, we can heal."
A Kentucky born horse, Hank was abandoned at the tender age of three, and left in a muddy pasture, his basic needs unmet. Tammi, an avid horse enthusiast and animal advocate, saw this emaciated Tennessee Walking Horse standing all alone, fell immediately in love and set about rescuing him.
As Tammi’s very first rescue, Hank the Horse™ became the Brand Ambassador for the nonprofit rescue organization that bears his face and name, For Hank's Sake. His little splotch of white fur beneath his forelock in the shape of a heart inspired the For Hank’s Sake logo, creating a lifelong brand of love. His story became the first of many, and went on to become the driving force behind Tammi’s mission: to be a safe haven and a voice for abused and neglected horses.
Hank the Horse™ bringing HOPE to young lives...one book at a time.
The promise Tammi made to Hank on the day she found him was to provide a lifetime of love, comfort and care for him and any other horses in need that found their way into her heart and barn.
Since his rescue in 2011, Hank has matured into a strong, healthy, well-trained, and confident horse. He now lives the kind of happy and loving life deserving of all animals. Hank most often can be found grazing and clowning around with his herd mates and caretakers. He protects his herd, comforts the newcomers, and helps them adjust to life “just being a horse.”
At the barn, Hank trains regularly for his volunteer duties and his role as an Equine Assisted Learning horse. He practices highly specialized skills which he employs to support community service programs, bring hope to vulnerable children, and empower and encourage kids of all ages. Hank is on a mission to continue giving children a brighter future.
Hank, and all the For Hank’s Sake rescued horses came to Tammi from compromised, if not bleak circumstances. Today they thrive. Since the inception of For Hank's Sake in 2011, and earning nonprofit status in 2018, this organization has obtained the credibility, potential, and power to lend life-changing, life-saving support to horses everywhere. The challenges that come with this territory are many and varied, and yet For Hank’s Sake proves just how much is possible when the human spirit and the spirit of the horse come together to rise up as a voice for the voiceless, a heart for the heartbroken, a home for the homeless, and a light in the darkness.
Since Hank is Tammi's first rescue, they have shared fun adventures and celebrated milestone achievements together. Their goals and grand vision are coming to light as they bring forth their important message of equine rescue, rehabilitation, and retraining into the world.
Hank the Horse™ visits libraries to empower and encourage kids of all ages to achieve literacy excellence.
Hank the Horse™ helps kids discover their passion for reading.