Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2018’

We need to hear from you


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Our wild horses and burros have never been more threatened — and we’ve never been doing more to defend them. Now we need to hear from you: What should our priority be in this crucial time?

  • Working in statehouses and in the halls of the Congress to demand humane, evidence-based wild horse management. CLICK HERE.
  • Observing and documenting the BLM’s cruel roundups so that citizens across the country can hold our government accountable. CLICK HERE
  • Taking the BLM and state governments to court to stop the roundup and slaughter of wild horses and burros. CLICK HERE

Some other priority we should be focused on? Let us know.

Your feedback is vital to letting us know how we’re doing — and where we can improve. Without advocates and supporters like you, wild horses and burros wouldn’t have a voice. Thank you for standing with us — and with them.

The AWHC Team


So long, sweet Kaya!


The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:



Sweet Kaya, Our Hearts are Broken

We’ve had a sad week at AAE with the loss of our sweet, sweet ol’ girl, Kaya.  Many of you may remember she colicked last month, and her docs found a stone in her tummy.  Sadly, it reared it’s ugly self again, and this past Tuesday morning, Kaya was not herself.  She hadn’t eaten her dinner, and she hadn’t pooped all night.  Not good!  We called the vet, and after exam, we took her to the clinic for hospitalization.  She was impacted again, and we were faced with the surgery question, again.  It’s a heart-wrenching question when faced with the cost of surgery, her age, recovery, and all the other horses in our care.  Just as importantly, all of the volunteers and participants that love each and every horse in our care and the participants that share their lives, as well.  Needless to say, this is one special mare that has so kindly touched the lives of so many people.

She gave so much to so many, and she had a very good prognosis for the stone removal surgery, so we were planning to ask all of her friends for help.  As we were preparing a special fundraiser for her surgery, the call came.  Kaya had a cough.  Not a good thing with consideration of surgery.  Sadly, the docs discovered she had a diaphragmatic hernia.  She had fluid in her chest, and some of her intestines were pushing into her thoracic cavity.  Sadly, this presented a much more complicated situation for our sweet girl, and we felt the best thing we could do is send her gently across the Rainbow Bridge.
Kaya came to us February 25th, 2014, four years and two days before she left us.  Kaya made many a birthday memories and she introduced hundreds of new volunteers to horses.  She served our veterans in a horsemanship clinic, and she was good friends with many of the seniors in our herd.
Please click the image to share in some more memorable Kaya moments.
No doubt, there are angel kids riding Miss Kaya, and
she’s making their time in Heaven extra special!
Kaya, we so miss you, Sweet Girl!!
Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?
Tickets for AAE’s 5th Annual Boots and Bling fundraising event are now on sale. Get your tickets early before they sell out! We are expecting over 350 guests.  Don’t miss out!!!
Please join us in celebrating nine years of helping horses.
Saturday, May 5
This is a super fun event that includes 
a BBQ dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing! 
This is our biggest, most important (and most exciting) fundraiser of the year.  This event funds a large portion of our annual budget that keeps us saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year.
  Boots & Bling tickets are on sale for $35 per person.  Get them before the price goes up to $40 on April 1st
If you plan to attend with a guest or guests, 
please purchase together if you want to sit together. 


Boots & Bling needs YOU! 


and TABLE options are available!  
Check out our sponsor and table packages here, or let’s work together to create a package that works for you!  For more information or to sign on as a sponsor, please contact
Many thanks to our past sponsors for helping make this a successful event.
Lee's Feed
Lees’ Feed & Western Wear





For more information or to make a donation, please contact All donation are needed by 4/8/18

Most importantly, we need VOLUNTEERS to help with the event.  If you can help with set-up, clean-up, dinner prep or service, auction support, or anywhere needed, please contact
We can’t wait for our fun-filled night raising funds to support horses and AAE !  We hope you’ll join us!!

AAE’s 2018-19 Calendars are Here!

These are high quality, 16-month calendars that feature AAE horses, volunteers, and even a few adopters. The calendars can be purchased at All About Equine Used Tack Store for $20. We also have a few available at the barn. Purchasing one is a great way to show your support for AAE.
Alternatively, order via the following link:
(Please note in “special instructions” that you are purchasing a calendar, and
if you need us to mail yours, kindly add $3 for shipping.)


Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts
Used Tack Store Support, all areas
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Social Media
Media and/or Photo Librarian

More, more, more

Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Submit a Review Today!

Great NonProfits – Top Rated Awards

Thanks to YOUR input in 2017, AAE is once again a Top-Rate nonprofit!

If you love our work, then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community in the future.

GreatNonprofits is the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback, and it honors highly regarded nonprofits each year with their Top-Rated List.

Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers.

It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

Click here to get started!

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!

Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?

Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer. Here are a few examples:

  • Intel provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.
  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more

Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

Donate to Help

Act now. Tomorrow could be too late.


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Don’t let the BLM destroy tens of thousands of wild horses!

The BLM wants to sell off our country’s heritage to the highest bidder — and Congress might let them do it. We need your help to stop the roundup, sale, and slaughter of our wild horses.

The national budget is being debated now — and it includes provisions that allow for the destruction of wild horses. We have a limited amount of time to protect wild horses. Can you chip in to our Spring Protection Campaign today?

Donate $10 or more now to help us reach our $50,000 goal and stop the slaughter of thousands of American wild horses. Only days left to meet our goal!

At AWHC, we’re doing everything we can to protect the futures of these beautiful animals — in the field, in the courtroom, and in the halls of Congress.

Earlier this year we sued the BLM to challenge the its ten-year plan to cruelly round up and remove nearly 10,000 federally-protected wild horses in Nevada and sterilize wild stallions who remain on the range. We’ve been documenting roundups, working with local businesses, ranchers and other stakeholders, promoting long-term and humane solutions to the challenges facing horses and burros. But there are some threats — like this budget — that we need to tackle today.

Click here to donate. The fate of our American wild horses is in your hands.

If we don’t act now, tomorrow will be too late.

Thank you for your support.

– AWHC Team


AHC Tax Bulletin-March 2018




The following is from the American Horse Council:

AHC’s Tax Bulletin is Sponsored by

The American Horse Council keeps you up to date with important tax court cases and regulations with its bi-monthly Tax Bulletin. The Tax Bulletin is a member benefit, and thus is not intended for reproduction. For more information on federal legislation, equine health and regulatory issues, taxes, animal welfare, racing, recreation, and showing please visit our website at

Horse Industry Trots Into New Tax Landscape

Two major policy developments have dramatically changed the tax landscape for horse owners and millions of other Americans as they make nancial plans for their businesses and families in 2018 and beyond: enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which rewrites major business and individual provisions of the tax code; and passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (aka, “tax extenders”), which extends for one year a host of tax incentives that expired at the end of 2016.

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Qualifed Business Income Deduction Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

By Douglas Dean, CPA, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Lexington, KY

Thomson Reuters, a major resource provider for tax professionals, recently stated: “Few provisions in the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are likely to have a greater impact or create more confusion than the new Code Section 199A deduction for noncorporate taxpayers for qualified business income.”

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The AHC Tax Bulletin is a digest of current tax developments affecting the horse industry. The AHC Tax Bulletin is for informational purposes only and not intended to take the place of professional tax counsel.

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AHC Tax Bulletin Advisory Board

Thomas A. Davis, Esq.
Davis & Harman LLP
Washington, DC


Doug Dean
Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC
Lexington, KY
 Paul Husband, Esq 
Husband Law Group
Universal City, CA 
John Kropp, Esq
Graydon, Head & Ritchey
Cincinnati, OH 
Bruce Oberfest, Esq, CPA
Bruce D. Oberfest & Associates
Chappaqua, NY
Douglas Romaine, Esq
Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC
Lexington, KY 
Joel B. Turner, Esq.
Frost Brown Todd
Louisville, KY 
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