After nine years, Horse Haven of Tennessee is looking for a new location.

The rescue has been operating on land owned by Sarah Kibble who has only been asking the organization to pay utilities and rent. Kibble says her own horse April was diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome, a disease affecting the immune system.

Kibble says April can’t live near other horses for her own safety. 

“I had to make one of the hardest decisions in my life,” said Kibble. “That at this point we need the land back to our self so I don’t have to worry about her being exposed to something that could make her seriously ill or possibly die.”

Bethany Schwarz is the development director for Horse Haven. She says the organization is grateful for the last nine years and is looking forward to what’s next.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to grow into a new home as well,” said Shcwarz. “We’re really excited for what the future could look like in another place owned by someone as generous as Sarah has been.”

Schwarz says they are actively looking but haven’t found that place just yet. 

“We’re looking for about 30 acres, about 20 stalls and an area for 10 paddocks,” said Schwarz.

If you are interested in providing land or want to learn more about Horse Haven of Tennessee visit their website.