Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2020’

Save Your Ass Rescue Newletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

A Very Thankful Giving Tuesday

As many of our newsletter supporters know, last year was very challenging for SYA and all involved. We went through a major farm pandemic, whereas this year we are navigating through a worldwide pandemic. There is no way we would have been able to get through last year without all of our caring supporters to help us, financially and with your kind encouragement.
So to those of you who are reading, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to continue to save donkeys and mules in need. We could not do it without you.

Some of you may remember Walton and Hobie, who we rescued just a year ago this month. They could not have landed in a better home. These guys have gotten the happy ending they so deserved.

Thanksgiving
By Hobie
Oh, hi! My name is Hobie, and I’m living in a dream!
My BFF is Walton, we are such a happy team.
But it was just a year ago we knew that we would die
Without some help from folks like you, and let me tell you why.
I wasn’t always happy! I was used for basketball.
My bones and knees still show the scars of many slips and falls.
Walton was a fine show-horse, somebody’s pampered boy
Until the day they let him go, discarded like a toy.
We landed in a killer’s lot, lost, shivering, and scared.
We were starving, cold, and wounded, and it seemed nobody cared.
The other horses on the lot were fighting for their lives.
Their circumstances were as bad as those we have described.
They kicked and bit and drove us off so we could never eat.
My gentle friend could not defend us from their teeth and feet.
Our coats were thin, our teeth were bad, our ribs were caving in.
We thought that we would never have a loving home again.
A kind man found us just in time and took us from that hell.
He kept us safe until he found a place that suited well.
Hannah came and fetched us, and we really made her cry;
And then Ann and Hannah fed us and they made us warm and dry.
They fixed our teeth and trimmed our feet and made us whole again.
And then they found our great new home! And here we will remain
To roam a big green pasture with soft beds and piles of hay,
And eat warm mush and many treats, and petting all the day.
So if you wonder if it counts that you support our cause,
remember what you’ve done to save many lives like ours.
Thanksgiving is the day that we say thanks to SYA
Because without your help, we would not be alive today!

Click here to help feed a donkey or mule monthly!

 

 

This is HUGE! ALL donations will be matched through tomorrow

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We know these are challenging times and for many of us the holidays are not the same this year.

But now, more than ever, we’re reminded that we’re all in this together. We can’t think of a better, more passionate, or more generous community to be in this with; that’s why we’re SO excited to share this amazing news with you:

Right now — on the eve of Giving Tuesday — a generous donor has stepped up in a huge way and pledged to match ALL AWHC donations up to $50,000 made between now and midnight tomorrow.

THIS is the most impactful donation you can make to jumpstart our work going into 2021, and power the fight to preserve and protect America’s magnificent wild horses and burros. Make a $35 gift today and horses get DOUBLE your donation! Help unlock this incredible gift and reach our critical #GivingTuesday fundraising goal! →

We won’t sugarcoat it: wild horses and burros are facing unprecedented threats to their very existence on our western public lands. But at the same time, we are truly making unprecedented progress. In Congress, we’re gaining increasing support from both sides of the aisle speaking up for wild horse and burro protection. In the field, we’re proving without a shadow of a doubt that humane wild horse management works. And every single day, new supporters just like yourself are joining the cause and growing our voice.

Now we must carry this work into 2021!

Our wild horses and burros don’t have corporate lobbyists and PACs to advocate on their behalf. They have us: Together, we give them a voice and we give them a fighting chance.

We will never stop fighting. Your donation helps us lobby for legislation to prevent the slaughter of horses, and powers our legal team to make roundups a thing of the past. It gives our team the resources and tools it needs to document roundups and our volunteers the equipment necessary to dart horses with fertility control to prove there is an ethical, cost-effective way to manage wild horses that doesn’t include inhumane roundups and slaughter.

Can we count on you to make a matched donation now? Every dollar gets us closer to securing this game-changing $50,000 gift. Give now and DOUBLE your impact:

With deep gratitude,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Here’s a way to shop on #CyberMonday AND save wild horses! (see how) Inbox

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

If you’re anything like us, you’re checking out great #CyberMonday deals and getting a jump-start on your holiday shopping.

Did you know that whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or regular items on Amazon, you can help keep wild horses wild, Erica? By using our nonprofit link (here!), a portion of your purchases will go toward our work to ensure wild horses and burros Stay Wild.

This small and quick action will really make an impact! As of November 2020, AmazonSmile has distributed over $200 million to charities across the United States. So, be sure to choose AWHC on AmazonSmile and shop away!

And if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find everything from calendars to coffee, clothing and prints to make the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life (or, just treat yourself!). Go wild with your gift-giving this year and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the fight to keep wild horses and burros wild!

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Wear your wild

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Go wild with your gift-giving this holiday season! 

This Black Friday, use your shopping dollars to protect wild horses and burros! When you purchase any of our special 2020 items below, a portion of the proceeds go directly toward the fight to keep wild horses wild!

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CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Lunge Line Training: 7-21-20

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Chasity is eager to go to the Round Pen and continue her lessons. Being polite, considerate, respectful and consistent in one’s approach will create a happy and willing partner. Most resistant behaviors arise from anxiety in the animal as a result of an unpredictable approach. Equines love the company of their own kind during training whenever possible. It gives them confidence, and a more experienced animal can show them how things are done with a compliant attitude. Breaking training down into very small steps assures that your equine will NEVER be over-faced with any tasks. It is paramount that you train your equine how to lunge on a lunge line for the first few times in the Round Pen.

Lunging in the “Elbow Pull” is critical to helping Chasity maintain her good posture and balance throughout her workout. It allows full range of motion, but will prevent any hollowing of the back and neck, and give her something to lean on when she has weak moments and cannot sustain her own good posture and self-carriage for a few strides at a time. Consistent work in the “Elbow Pull” will actually change the equine’s habitual way of moving. Chasity is becoming more and more comfortable in her new and more correct equine posture! This is most evident when she is at rest with equal weight placed over all four feet underneath her body. This is true whether at work or in turnout.

Chasity is now holding her own self-carriage in good posture for more and more strides during each new lesson. It takes a lot of time to stretch and rebuild the elements that support the skeletal frame such that the body becomes strong and movement becomes more flexible and habitual.

At walk and trot, Chasity and Wrangler maintain an erect body carriage and bend through their rib cages to the arc of the Round Pen circle. Wrangler can be a bit lazy and will carry his head too low, so I add the bridle reins to prevent him from becoming a “peanut roller!” Chasity carries her head higher, so she won’t need them.

After being warmed up with her familiar lunging of five rotations in each direction, I add the lunge line. I always keep it loose, dragging on the ground. Then I give an occasional “squeeze-release” as the outside front foot comes forward. This is her cue to stay on the circle later in the open arena and not pull on the lunge line.

My end goal is always to keep Chasity as light in the bridle as possible to get the desired response. Using all this gear in the beginning allows me to do minimal pulling on the lines and later the reins. The animal is in control of the adjustment of the tension. They learn quickly what I am asking with the lightest cue from my fingers.

Chasity is now comfortable and relaxed, knows what my cues mean. With the slightest pressure on the lines, she executes a lovely reverse and continues on in a really nice posture.

Being cognizant of how you do certain moves, like going through gates, will assure that the equine responds at all times with very SLIGHT pressure on the reins or lines, or even on the lead rope…no more BOLTING! You will never need to PULL on a lunge line again in any open areas. Loss of balance is the number one reason for resistance and bad behaviors. Building this precise foundation will carry through to Chasity’s under saddle work. Building core strength that symmetrically supports the skeletal frame makes everything you want to do a lot easier for your equine. When he is strong, balanced and comfortable in his body, he is better ABLE to be a willing and compliant companion!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – A TOTAL OF 29 HORSES FOR THIS CURRENT TRIP!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

UPDATE ON THE FAB 5 LOL

I am closing this rescue trip with the beautiful LADY LOVE. She is a slaughter intercept, and is blind in one eye. Her eye is a hot mess, and very painful. Doc checked it and said most likely I will have to have it removed when I get home. She already has a potential adopter, and is very sweet.

I was about to head home. Y’all had saved 1814 were adopted, and I had the perfect trailer load home. 2 adults and 6 babies. Suddenly, 2 days later, I have 19 to take home.

This turned into a 29 horse rescue. I need to get home, but am waiting on another trailer and the new paperwork for the latest group.

Thank you to everyone who has donated. I realize that funds are really tight, and I so appreciate any and all donations.

We still have quite a ways to go to finish paying the hay bill, cover the last vet bill which was over $1000+ for the first 18 Coggins, and now we just did another 11 blood draws.

I know God has this and that is why I keep on plugging away, even when it seems like it is just too much, especially being here by myselfI also want to THANK EVERYONE for the love and support. I could not do this without y’all.

More thanks to all the ladies (and Danny Dustin lol) who continue to step up and help find homes and keep me grounded.

I am so thankful for all of it. Please stay safe. help if you can, say a prayer and have a wonderful holiday!

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has stepped up to donate, share, say a prayer and just send your love and support. You make this work, you save all the lives. So THANK YOU!!

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Galloping towards a major deadline

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

It’s that time again: The holiday season is just around the corner which means we’re just ONE WEEK from #GivingTuesday, one of the single most important days for charitable giving in the United States, and for us at AWHC.

I won’t lie, our ability to hit our annual fundraising goal — and successfully execute the programs, lawsuits and lobbying our wild horses and burros rely on each year — depends on a successful, and impactful, #GivingTuesday this year.

But I’m not asking you for a donation today. I will next week and I REALLY hope you can chip in when it’s time. Today, I’m asking you to use your powerful voice. Will you speak up for wild horses in need before the holiday giving season is upon us, and we lose the attention of those in charge of managing our national icons?

Here Are Two Actions You Can Take in Under 5 Minutes, Right Now:

1. Co-Sign This Bi-Partisan Anti-Surgical Sterilization Letter to the BLM:

A veterinarian manually reaching into a mare’s abdominal cavity via the vaginal canal, blindly locating the ovaries, severing them with a rod and chain device, and pulling them out is NOT the answer.

Even the National Academy of Sciences advised that this BLM-favored procedure is “inadvisable for field application” due to the possibility of bleeding and infection. That’s why we’ve filed multiple lawsuits — and secured a federal injunction — to STOP the BLM from galloping ahead with this inhumane surgery on wild mares.

Speak up today: Co-sign this letter to Interior Secretary Bernhardt to let him know Congress AND the public are demanding humane treatment of America’s wild horses and burros.

2. Let your Senators Know: There’s a Better Way

After celebrating the historic passage of an amendment in the House of Representatives that would require the BLM to spend $11 million implementing humane PZP fertility control programs, we hoped the Senate would follow suit. Instead, its draft funding bill not only does not earmark funds for humane fertility control, it actually increases funding by $14.2 million for the roundup and warehousing of wild horses and burros in mass feedlot-like holding facilities.

We know there’s a better way, but we have to speak up and demand it from our leaders in Congress. Already this week hundreds of us have been making calls, sending emails, and forwarding these actions to our friends and family. Let’s keep up the pressure:

1. Email your Senators and Congressperson right now at this link,

…forward this email to your friends, AND

2. Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your two Senators and one Representative. You will likely be asked to leave a message. Simply say,

“I’m [Name] from [City/Town] and as Congress works on a final FY21 spending bill, I’m calling to ask that you please do all you can to ensure that $11 million in funding to implement PZP fertility control is retained in the final spending package. PZP is a humane way for BLM to manage wild horses and an alternative to cruel roundups. Thank you.”

We have big fights ahead that will not come easy, or cheap.

Next week we will be announcing an exciting, ambitious #GivingTuesday goal to match the ambition of our fights ahead in 2021. I very much look forward to telling you about it, and am grateful for your voice today and every day

Together, we are unstoppable,

Suzanne Roy
American Wild Horse Campaign

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Congress takes fight to BLM

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

BREAKING: Wild Horse champions in Congress are speaking up and we urgently need you to join them!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pushing full steam ahead — for the fifth time — with a cruel, dangerous and invasive plan to surgically sterilize wild horses. They propose using a risky and outdated procedure the National Academy of Sciences called “inadvisable for field application” and veterinarians call “barbaric.”  But here’s the good news: 58 wild horse champions in Congress are fighting back and so can you.

This week, these 58 Congress members, led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), submitted a bipartisan letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt opposing this terrible plan.

Will you speak up as well? Add your name and co-sign the letter to Interior Secretary Bernhardt to let him know Congress AND the public are demanding humane treatment of America’s wild horses and burros.

The surgical sterilization procedure at issue is known as “ovariectomy via colpotomy.” It involves a veterinarian manually reaching into a mare’s abdominal cavity via the vaginal canal, then blindly locating the ovaries, severing them with a rod and chain device known as an ecraseur, and pulling them out. When infrequently performed In domestic mares, the procedure requires extensive pain relief and aftercare that simply cannot be provided to wild, untamed horses.

Because it is so risky, the National Academy of Sciences advised that the procedure is “inadvisable for field application” due to the possibility of bleeding and infection. But the BLM intends to gallop ahead with the inhumane surgery anyway.

With our coalition partners, we’ve filed multiple lawsuits and secured a federal injunction that previously stopped the BLM from surgically sterilizing wild mares in Oregon, and we’re ready to stop this cruelty again.

Join 58 members of Congress in opposing dangerous and inhumane surgical sterilization of wild mares… Co-sign their letter today!

This support from Congress comes on the heels of the historic House amendment to direct $11 million of the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program budget to implement humane PZP fertility control as an alternative to traumatic roundups and surgical sterilization. We are building momentum toward real change!

Thank YOU for helping to keep that momentum going!

[SIGN THE PETITION]

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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WRANGLER’S DONKEY DIARY: Lunge Line Lessons: 7-22-20

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I have found that Wrangler and Chasity truly appreciate my consistent and predictable way of dealing with them. Donkeys can be very difficult sometimes, but in my experience, when they know what to expect, there is a lot less resistant behaviors. They appreciate verbal interaction and like to be told when they are doing well, and respond very well to a consistent and firm “No” when they are not doing what I ask. Donkeys do not like confusion and chaos! Lunging a donkey on a lunge line in an open area may seem like an impossible task, but when you take the time to break things down into very small steps, and do them in a logical and sequential order that they can understand, there is nothing they will not do for you. People have often told me that training donkeys is very different from training horses and mules, but I have always used the same basic approach with only a few “tweaks” here and there. I have to make those kinds of small adjustments for each individual equine anyway! So, “No,” it’s not that different!

Chasity doesn’t, but Wrangler does tend to be lazy and carry his head too low on occasion. So, when I tack him up, I add the use of the reins tied up on the saddle to encourage him to stretch and arc his back, but not to carry his head to low in the process.

The tack and equipment I use is not uncomfortable for Wrangler. It just helps him to maintain his good equine posture in an ideal balance while executing all the moves, such as the “reverse” shown here. Most disobedience is generally due to a loss of balance or just falling out of good posture!

Repetition in this tack and equipment changes their body carriage to a more ideal posture that will become their habitual way of going. This is much healthier, reduces the incidence of arthritis and allows the internal organs to operate as intended. Over the long term, this approach to training adds longevity to their use life.

I introduce the lunge line in the Round Pen so we won’t get into a pulling match. I keep it loose and only do a “squeeze-release” on the line with my fingers as the outside front foot comes forward. This becomes the “cue” to keep them on the circle in the open areas without pulling drastically on the lunge line!

Donkeys like to work with a companion, so I use a companion as much as I can. When they are all trained exactly the same way, they can help each other to do the right things while working together. When I work them on things that need to be done one at a time, I just tie the other outside the pen. They learn to stand quietly and just watch! They then learn to stand quietly anywhere without any anxiety associated with the training process.

I like my equines to be VERY LIGHT in the bridle. The equipment I use keeps them in good posture and allows me to concentrate on the symmetry and tension on the drive lines, so I do not get an over-reaction during turns, halts and rein backs. It promotes harmony between us! Wrangler stays relaxed throughout!

Chasity enjoys watching Wrangler do a halt, rein back and then they both wait quietly until I return.

Chasity waits quietly while I lead Wrangler through the gate. I always keep the ranch gate closed when I have equines tied outside of the Round Pen. With Chasity tied inside the Round Pen, Wrangler and I walk to the ranch gate at the road and open it again. I always train with safety first and a respectful, polite, considerate and consistent approach. It produces AMAZING results and HAPPY equine companions!

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CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Ground Driving Chasity: 7-7-20

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Chasity continues to improve. We have cut the size of her obese, cresty neck by 70%. Her back is finally elevated. The spinal and abdominal muscles are much better conditioned and support her good posture. She has come a long way. She is submissive to the “Elbow Pull” and ready to begin her combination exercises in Lunging and Ground Driving. Chasity is happy that she gets to do these exercises with her “boyfriend,” Wrangler! He is her inspiration. They are so funny together!

Chasity executes the gate perfectly and then stops to pose for a picture with me. Then we adjust her “Elbow Pull” and make sure she flexes at the poll to submit. This self-correcting restraint will provide resistance if she tries to carry her head too high which would result in hollowing her neck and back, and thus, compromising her good equine posture.

Once everything is adjusted on Chasity and Wrangler, we pose for a picture. Then they both go obediently to the rail and begin work at the walk. I have added the reins to Wrangler’s bridle to keep him from carrying his head too low. That is not an issue with Chasity. It is not usually a problem with with Wrangler either, but it is in the nineties today and very hot. Wrangler gets very lazy in the heat!

They are both stepping out nicely and exhibiting a pretty fair “working walk.” After five rotations at the walk, I ask for the trot. They are both stepping well underneath their centers of gravity and Chasity is submitting to the pressure from the “Elbow Pull.” This means she is in better equine posture with improving self-carriage.

After five rotations at the trot, I ask them for a halt and they are prompt in their response. They are rewarded and then proceed forward and after one rotation, I ask them to reverse. It is the best reverse yet!

I am so proud of Chasity! She is really holding her good posture nicely for prolonged periods of time now, even at the trot!

Chasity is gaining a lot of core strength and power to her gaits. The halts are mostly square on the landing and do not need to be corrected. Chasity is finally learning to use her hindquarters properly and she is no longer getting locked up in the right hip joint. It is now adequately supported symmetrically by the core elements: muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. Her joints operate correctly and will not wear irregularly.

After five rotations at walk and then trot in the opposite direction, Chasity was finally ready for her first Ground Driving lesson! When asked, she walked off nicely.

I had Ground Driven Wrangler first, so Chasity got to see what this was all about. She submitted softly to the lines and remained “on the bit” as we walked along. She turned easily when asked to do the “S” turn through the middle of the Round Pen.

But suddenly, we had a “Donkey Moment” when she abruptly bolted toward Wrangler! I let the lines slide through my hands, hoping she would slow down…but she didn’t! I dug my heels into the ground to try to stop her, holding the lines with just one hand so I wouldn’t lose my balance. Wrangler just dropped in behind her at the walk.

Chasity was at a fast trot around Wrangler when he decided to help me by leaning his body into the lines. This put more pressure on her bit and helped me to get her slowed down…Thanks, Wrangler!!!

Once she had slowed down, Wrangler moved away and allowed me to turn her into the rail and ask for a reverse to the right. Chasity calmed down immediately and decided to comply with my wishes… thankfully!

Chasity was still full of energy, but submitted to the pressure on the lines as I walked behind her in sync with her hind legs. I slowly crept back up the lines with my hands and got a bit closer to her hindquarters

Then I asked Chasity for the halt and a few steps of the reinback…not too many steps at first. I rewarded her efforts with a handful of crimped oats. Her first time on the drive lines had gone very well indeed… even WITH the “Donkey Moment!” It’s always good to keep your sense of humor when working with donkeys and be ready to be VERY patient! Donkeys need to process things THEIR WAY!

911 ANOTHER CALL FROM THE SHIPPER – 5 MORE BABIES SITTING ON THE SCALE RIGHT NOW – WILL YOU SAVE THEM??

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

ANOTHER 911 – URGENT CALL FROM THE SHIPPER! – There are currently FIVE MORE (5) orphans sitting on the scales at the shippers. I acted on FAITH and made an appointment for vetting tomorrow.

However, I have already had to turn down different groups due to dwindling finances. Before I can say YES to saving these 5 (and probably more), I have to know that we can afford to safely save them.

The last group I had to turn down is being shared on our pages. Luckily some of them are finding homes. However, I CANNOT commit if I cannot take care of them.

Many of these colts are “shipping size”. Most likely they would be trampled in the trailer by the big horses, but if not, they will be be slaughtered.

LET’S SAVE THE “FAB FIVE”. THESE BABIES NEED YOUR HELP ASAP! THE CLOCK IS RUNNING OUT QUICKLY!

I am also standing by for horses from another catcher..

PLEASE help save these precious lives. Out of the last 18, 14 have already been adopted and are simply waiting for their paperwork to get here so they can go home.

We need to save this last groupI need to get back to NV, but am willing to stay long enough to get these last ones vetted and ready to go.

The clock is ticking! PLEASE SAVE THEM!

Sadly, we are still a long ways off from having enough funds to pay for the hay. Please remember that part of saving them is feeding them until they can be adopted.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has stepped up to donate, share, say a prayer and just send your love and support. You make this work, you save all the lives. So THANK YOU!!

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Ralphie Says Hi!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Thanks to you, Ralphie is doing well!

Ralphie is a handsome 17-year old American Cream Draft who came to AAE last month. Shortly after his arrival, he had surgery to remove a growth in his right eye and a mass on his hind left pastern. Thanks to our wonderful AAE community, we were able to raise funds to help with his surgery and biopsy costs!

Don’t remember Ralphie and his story? Catch up here.

The surgery went well, and Ralphie returned to AAE a few days later. His neighbors were welcoming, and he settled in nicely. Unfortunately, Ralphie soon developed significant drainage from his eye, and he had to return to the clinic. A few sutures were removed for cleaning and drainage, leaving about a quarter size opening into Ralphie’s orbit. The orbit would need to be flushed and cleaned for the next several days until the tissue was healthier. As it healed, the orbit area filled with granulation tissue and after a week or so, he was able to return to AAE.

 

While Ralphie was at the clinic, we received some good news – the biopsy of the eye tissue showed clean margins, and the leg tissue was not a sarcoid and not cancerous!

Ralphie has been back at AAE for about 10 days. His eye is nearly healed, and is leg is healing, slowly. He’s happy to be home and we’re happy he’s here!

Thank you for supporting Ralphie and AAE!

 

Become a Horse Sponsor!

Our Sponsor a Horse program is a monthly donation for a specific horse. You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. Choose a horse to sponsor today!

 

Donate Tack!

Doing some fall cleaning? Donate gently used tack to AAE’s Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs. We very much appreciate tack donations delivered to the store in sale ready condition (e.g.clean, conditioned, oiled). Please email tack@allaboutequine.org for information about donating or to schedule a delivery. Proceeds from used tack sales helps pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

 

Adopt a Horse!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse? If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete the Adoption Inquiry Form

Check out our current horses

Thank you for being a part of the All About Equine Animal Rescue team.

TAKE ACTION: Get the Senate back on track

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

You’ll remember the joy we felt just months ago when — after months of lobbying, thousands of calls and emails and ads — the U.S. House of Representatives passed a game-changing amendment requiring the BLM to spend $11 million to implement humane PZP fertility control programs as a step toward ending cruel and costly wild horse roundups.

We had high hopes that the Senate would follow suit, but it’s currently headed in the wrong direction and we need to urge an immediate course correction. The draft funding bill released by the Senate Appropriations Committee not only does not earmark funds for humane fertility control, it actually increases funding by $14.2 million for the roundup and warehousing of wild horses and burros in massive feedlot-like holding facilities.

We still have time to get things back on track: The Senate can still fund fertility control in its final bill and House leadership can negotiate in committee to keep its bipartisan wild horse protection amendment in the final bill. None of this will happen unless you reach out to your Senators and Congressperson today!

Urgent: Contact Congress TODAY

Please Contact Your Two Senators and One Representative Today:

  1. Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your two Senators and one Representative. You will likely be asked to leave a message. Simply say,

“I’m [Name] from [City/Town] and as Congress works on a final FY21 spending bill, I’m calling to ask that you please do all you can to ensure that $11 million in funding to implement PZP fertility control is retained in the final spending package. PZP is a humane way for BLM to manage wild horses and an alternative to cruel roundups. Thank you.”

  1. Personalize and send the email at this link to your Senators and Representative.

We know that there’s a better, more scientific, and more humane way to manage wild horse populations. We’ve proven it time and time again. Now we need to reach out to our federal legislators TODAY and urge them to do everything they can to ensure the humane management of our wild horses.

This bipartisan measure would represent a powerful step toward ending the current costly and cruel practice of rounding these animals up with helicopters and incarcerating them in holding pens for life. Will you speak up today?

We are on the cusp of a giant breakthrough in the fight to protect our nation’s wild horses and burros. Now let’s keep the momentum going.

Thank you for taking action!

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

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Senate Must Adopt House EAT Provision for US Vets!

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

American Horse Council Action Alert

Congress Considers FY21 Spending Bill, Must Adopt House EAT Provision

As Congress convenes the “lame duck” session following the election, lawmakers will consider federal spending bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies.  As you recall, in late July, Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) inserted an amendment in the House version of the FY2021 spending bill for VA that would allocate $5 million dollars for Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) programs within the Adaptive Sports Program at VA.  If enacted into final law, this would more than double the resources for EAT allocated within the context of past spending bills. 

Because the Senate version of the VA spending bill does not include an equivalent provision for EAT, lawmakers must adopt the House version in the final spending package.  Contact your senators today, and urge them to adopt the House provision of the FY 2021 spending bill for VA which supports EAT for U.S. veterans.

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Another Augie and Spuds Adventure: Yearly Baths Are Fun! 7-13-20

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What do you suppose is happening today, Augie?”

“Yippee! It’s a 102 degrees and bath time!”

Baths with Billy Bad Ass are really fun, Spuds!”

“Excuse me, Augie! I need the hose for Spuds now.”

“Thanks, Augie, now the left front, please.”

“What a GOOD BOY! Thanks, Augie!”

“Now the right front, please!”

“You are so AWESOME, Augie!”

“Hey, Augie, why are YOU getting all the praise… and the oats?!”

“I dunno, Spuds, but this hairbrush sure feels good and it’s really getting out all that dead hair! Feels GREAT!”

“Aw, Spuds, were you feeling left out?!”

“Not really, Mom, just make sure I get some oats!”

“Okay, Spuds, let me have your leg and I’ll give you some oats!”

“Okay, Augie, now that your mane is done, let’s do the rest of you.”

“Hmmmm…this tastes pretty good on a hot day!”

“You are so adorable, Augie! Love your cutesy face!”

“Yeah, Yeah! Give it a rest, Mom! This is embarrassing!”

“Now for your teeth, Augie, smile pretty…

and the front leg…

…and now the back leg!”

“What a GOOD BOY!” Wanna drink, Augie?!”

“Sure, Mom, why not?!”

“Hey, Spuds, this is cool with you me and Billy Bad Ass!”

“Yeah, Augie, not too bad and we dry pretty quickly.

Here comes the Baby oil and fly spray!”

“We’re getting pretty good at the gates, eh, Augie?!”

“When you get oats for doing it right, it’s even better yet, Spuds!”

“Of course, she WOULD throw us a curve! That is one HUMUNGOUS truck, Augie! Are you sure we’re okay?”

“Of course, we are! She would never ask us to do anything that would hurt us! She LOVES US!”

“I suppose you’re right, Augie!”


ANOTHER 911 EMERGENCY CALL FOR 19 BABIES? CAN WE SAVE THEM? THE CLOCK IS TICKING – 12 HOURS UNTIL PICKUP

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Yet another 911 for 9 babies tomorrow and 10?, possible more on Thursday.

I literally have tears in my eyes as I type this. But God says He will never give us more than we can handle. (I feel like I am getting close though.)

I WAS TOLD TO EXPECT 19 more babies – MINIMUM, and we all know there are usually always more when I get there………

It is almost too much to bear. Honestly I am exhausted, and I need to get ready for winter at the rescue.

I wasn’t even home 24 hours before I got the call.

The fact is though, with YOUR HELP, we CAN save them, so it makes it really, really, hard to just “stay home” because I am exhausted and funds are too low.

There are 9 more babies at the shipper’s RIGHT NOW! I have to say yes and have less than 24 hours to take delivery of the first 9.

These babies simply have NO WHERE ELSE TO GO! No bullets, no knives. We need to save them. Driving back to WA and doing this rescue is honestly the LAST thing I want to do right now. I have only been home for a minute.

However, I know they were put in front of us because we CAN save them with your help. As some of you may have seen my fundraiser for the hay delivery, I am sure you are aware how tight funds are. But I have FAITH, and I HAVE FAITH that someone out there wants these babies saved!.

So I am asking on behalf of these babies for folks to come together once again and donate anything you can. I do NOT want to say yes to the first group, and not save the next group. Sadly, chances are that there will be more by the time I get there. Food is scarce and the horses are down low, which is making them easy to trap.

It has been an amazingly successful year of saved horses heading to new homes. So many people have worked so hard. Let’s give these babies something to celebrate on Thanksgiving. Let’s give them LIFE!

I am so excited to share our new page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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WRANGLER’S DONKEY DIARY: Ground Driving with Chasity: 7-7-20

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Wrangler is really beginning to enjoy his time working with me and helping with Chasity’s training! I think he is also happy to have someone he can be with in turnout after three years of being by himself… although a gelding, he’s just too rambunctious to be turned out with any of the others! They definitely form groups and it is wise to pay attention to the groups they choose…mid-aged mules together, minis together, older equines together and donkey families together. Wrangler LOVES his new friend, Chasity! They both truly enjoy the workouts we do together!

Chasity follows Wrangler around like a puppy dog! She is also very enamored with HIM! After adjusting his “Elbow Pull,” Wrangler and I watch the bicycles going by on the road. I find that it is beneficial when they see something, if you just stop waht you are doing and look at it, too. Then, there isn’t as much of a fuss.

Chasity watches as I ask Wrangler to flex at the poll with an offer of crimped oats. This reminds him about how to take the pressure off the “Elbow Pull” and keeps him relaxed. Then all three of us pose for a picture before getting to work! All my equines seem to know when it is “picture time” and they always perk their ears! They are all a bunch of “hams!”

“Well, are we going to do a proper reverse?” I ask Wrangler. He promptly turns into the fence and leads Chasity down the rail of the Round Pen at a walk.

Both donkeys are stepping well underneath their center of gravity and do five rotations at walk before I ask them to trot for five more rotations. Chasity is doing much better about submitting to the pressure of the “Elbow Pull” and is able to sustain her balanced posture and self-carriage for longer periods of time now.

Chasity doesn’t “lean” on the “Elbow Pull” nearly as much anymore. Both halt promptly upon command, they get rewarded, then proceed forward again and do a perfect reverse together.

Again, we do five rotations at walk and make sure they are in a regular rhythm, cadence and are submitting nicely to the “Elbow Pull” before I ask them to trot. Wrangler has really good balance and posture and is always happy to lead the way!

Now Wrangler is going to show Chasity what Ground Driving is all about. This will help them both to learn how to stay in good posture while rein cues are being given. The result will be an animal who is exceedingly light in the bridle when you finally ride them. Wrangler executes a very smooth change of direction with the “S” turn through the middle of the Round Pen. Chasity follows obediently behind her “boyfriend!”

We track left for a while in the same form, then do one more reverse and after one more rotation at the walk, we come to a halt. Then I ask Wrangler to execute a proper reinback which he does willingly with no resistence at all. I just make sure to pull and release with the corresponding line as he takes each step backwards. He is then PROMPTLY rewarded with his favorite crimped oats!

When you are consistent, polite, respectful, reward for good behaviors, make sure tack and equipment fits comfortably and always do things exactly the same way, your animal will come to know what to expect and there will be minimal resistant behaviors, if any, because they will know what to expect from you and will act accordingly. Your time together will always be fun for everyone!

YOU SAVED THEM ALL! NOW THAT THEY ARE SAFE, WE NEED TO BUY HAY BEFORE IT’S ALL GONE! FIRES HAVE DEVASTATED SUPPLIES

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

THANK YOU for saving the DESPERATE DOZEN, PLUS THE TWO MARE AND FOAL PAIRS! Nearly everyone in this new group has been adopted!!!

I am so excited to share our new page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.

Now that I am finally home, I am behind on chores, and the NUMBER 1 NEED is to fill the barn with hay, and get the horses settled and cared for. I have approximately 30? horses and babies at Chilly Pepper and one more trailer will be here Saturday.

Some of these are already adopted and just waiting for transport to get to their new homes, and others are waiting for their permanent homes.

Sadly, when I finally drove in, I could see we are in desperate need of hay. Due to the fires, there is already beginning to be a shortage of hay, so I am looking to buy a semi load. I am also looking at gelding horses and have many needing their hoofers trimmed.

I am beyond exhausted, but ever so grateful YOU stepped up and helped me save all those lives. So many women are coming together to help find homes and make these saves “successful”. I am so grateful to God. So once again I am going on Faith. How can I not when He helped us save these last two groups AND most of them are in loving homes. So once again, I am asking anyone who is so inclined, to help make sure these horses have feed all winter. We do have quite a few special needs, “permanent residents”, and they also think they should eat and get their expensive medicine each and every day.

Thank you for the love and support. I have been doing this alone for quite awhile now, which makes it a bit harder, but I have noticed that God always has me. So many people make this happen!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Wild horses > this horse race

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The ongoing political horse race has the entire country on edge, but regardless of the outcome of this election, you can count on our commitment to protecting the horses that matter:

Our majestic wild horses and burros will always embody the true, enduring spirit of America. They remind us every day of all that’s wild, free and beautiful about our country… and that’s worth holding on to.

No matter the administration or final composition of legislatures, we’ve got our work cut out for us: The past year has seen a terrifying onslaught of BLM- and Big Ag- backed measures that place our wild horses in peril. From the unprecedented roundup numbers and the continued plan to use barbaric surgical sterilization procedures on wild mares, to selling horses off for $1 in California — our wild horses need our help.

Our wild horses and burros can count on us to show up and fight for their protection and freedom regardless of who is in the White House, the Senate or any other position of leadership. We will continue to work with whomever it takes to make that a reality.

And we can’t do that without you.

The next days, weeks and months are sure to be chaotic and politically charged, but regardless of what happens, we must keep our eyes on the horizon and keep our work in the courts, on Capitol Hill and in the field focused on our mission: Doing everything in our collective power to keep our wild horses and burros safe, wild and free.

Right now — as we make plans and gear up for a new year, what may be a new Administration, and new opportunities to work to protect our wild horses and burros, we rely heavily on our ability to budget and forecast into the future. Recurring monthly gifts — from as little as $5 a month — are one of the most helpful and important ways we keep our programs sustainable and strong. Will you become a monthly donor today?

Thank you and stay strong during this unsettling time.

With hope and determination,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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