Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2020’

Day 16: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

The sweet Miss Mabel!

MABEL

Mabel, a mid-teen donk came to AAE in August 2019 with her two year old (intact) jack, Max, when their caretaker was unable to meet their needs. We shared some of Mabel’s story last year, and we have more updates. Before coming to AAE, Mabel endured enormous, deep sores on her legs, and irritating bites across her body. Their owner moved out of state and left Mabel and Max behind with her elderly mom who was unable to provide Mabel the care she needed to support severe fly sensitivity/allergy. Rather than see Mabel suffer through another summer, she was going to euthanize Mabel. As fate would have it, Mabel had a special friend that advocated for her and asked AAE if we could help.

Who could resist those faces? Mabel is the sweetest donk on earth; well, most of the time. She didn’t used to be. When she was initially seen for veterinary treatment in 2018, she was basically unhandled. In time, she understood her doc was helping her. Through that long healing process, she learned humans were ok. That made it much more practical to change her bandages and treat her legs. Mabel enjoyed her little donk pals, too. They looked up to her.

If you want an idea of what this poor girl went through, you can see Graphic photos of Mabel’s legs during healing at AAE, and photos from 2018 before coming to AAE.

If you noticed the swelling on her right cheek, Mabel also had a supernumerary (extra) tooth that was extracted when her dental was done shortly after arrival.

There was one more thing Mabel came with, but we didn’t learn about him until February 29, 2020. Mabel and Max had lived in separate paddocks a their previous home, but sadly, we were surprised to learn they spent at least a little time together before coming to AAE. Turns out, Mabel was pregnant and aborted an approximately 9 month old lil’ jack. We named him Maddox. Half of her placenta passed sometime in the early morning. When we found Mabel in the morning, she was calm and quiet, stoic as ever, seemingly unphased. It was an extremely difficult situation (baby was breach, and the cord was around his neck and between his two front legs). The vet came to AAE but was unable to remove Maddox’s lifeless lil body, so Mabel was transported to Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. The docs struggled to remove the lil’ guy, and it wasn’t until their last ditch effort of suspending her hind end, were they finally successful. Though sedated, this was one stoic girl, and we are so happy she survived the ordeal like a champ.

Through all this, Mabel is still an incredibly sweet gal, and she’s grateful to all for helping her heal. She’s recovered well, and her legs have healed in all but one small spot on her left leg. It’s a highly mobile area, and the skin is tight with scar tissue. There’s about a quarter sized spot that is as stubborn as Mabel. On a positive note, Mabel made it through the 2020 fly season with minimal issues; however, she was on a steroid and antihistamines to help with itching from flies. We also used a war chest full of fly products and used hock shields to protect her scarred areas. It all worked quite well.

So, the bestMabel has an extreme sensitivity to flies, and she is high maintenance during fly season. She needs an adopter who can commit 100% to her fly control/fly management two to three times a day. This year, we used hock shields to cover the scarred areas, and they were effective, but they can’t be used long term because they cause rub sores. Mabel is a sweet and friendly donkey who is mostly easy to handle. She’s not crazy about the farrier, but does well with sedation.  Mabel is looking for an experience burro/donkey home. Mabel and Sandy, our other burro, are bonded and get along very well. Ideally, they will find a home together.

The most fun part of the year was when Mabel met Sandy…..or when Sandy met Mabel? Sandy hadn’t been around another donkeyburro for about seven years. The photos say it all. How sweet is that? They have been together ever since.

They’re waiting at the gate for you. Mabel says she really loves it here at AAE, and she loves all of the wonderful volunteers, be she’s really ready for happily ever after! Are you the one to make her holiday wishes come true?

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

 

URGENT 911 FOR MORE BABIES – WE NEED TO SAVE THE “CHRISTMAS CREW”. THE CLOCK IS TICKING – CAN WE SAVE THEM?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

A winter 911 – The shipper called4 ??? (and possibly more) babies at the feed lot. No chance to save the rest of them, so we need to make sure we get these little ones to safety.

Without your love and support, I cannot save their precious little lives.

So please, let’s give these babies a Christmas Miracle. Their lives have been horribly disrupted. They have been rounded up and will now lose their entire families. I DO NOT have the option to save their families, and it makes it even more urgent that we save the ones we can.

This is NOT the time of year to be driving up to WA to get babies. However, God put them in front of me, so once again I am asking y’all to step up and help save these precious lives.

Please help if you can. Our funds are extremely low, and YOU, decide if we can save these babies. The Christmas Crew needs your help ASAP!

Thank you as always for all y’all doTogether we have saved so many lives. Let’s “git ‘er done”.

We have Lady Love’s eye removal, Big Matt’s sedation to get his feet trimmed and the goat’s leg amputation scheduled for next Monday,(If funding allows). We also still need to geld Grandpa and Hawk, (weather and funding allowed). Tucker is also scheduled to have his knee worked on. He has been on major antibiotics, but he is still struggling with his injured leg. I am saying my prayers it is not in his joint, but his leg is not improving like Doc hoped. So not only will we have the vet bills for the new kids, but are looking at a substantial vet bill in NV coming up.

So please, help us give the Christmas Crew a little bit of Merry Christmas…. Let’s save their lives.

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.)

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

Miss Annie Oakley says “thank you” for saving my life!!

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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Day 15: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

GYPSY

ypsy is a mustang mare that was captured as a long-yearling in the Calico Roundup in one of the Calico Mountain HMAs in NV, so she was born around 2008. She was subsequently adopted as a long-yearling/two year old from the Broken Arrow (aka Indian Lakes) holding facility in Fallon, Nevada, then placed at DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary. Gypsy spent nearly a decade roaming free at DreamCatcher before coming to AAE in April 2018 after the long illness and passing of DreamCatcher’s Executive Director, Barbara Clarke.

Gypsy came with her young filly, Calico Girl, to avoid the harsh winter at the sanctuary. They were quite the confident pair when they arrived. Gypsy was very laid back and curious about humans, at arms length. She’d accept a rub on her forehead and neck, but she made clear it was on her terms (in a nice way). “Nope, nope, don’t think so”. She was bossy with the other mares and foals, and Cali Girl aspired to be just like mom. Quite boldly, and only weeks old, she would push the other moms and foals off feed. They quickly made their way to their own paddock so the others could eat in peace.

Gypsy is beautiful, stout and lest we forget, dominant, but with a kind soul. After weaning her filly, she softened incredibly and became a most agreeable, sweet, and willing gal. She became best buds with Blue in the pasture.

Later, when opportunity arose, Gypsy spent several weeks at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center as a part of the Advanced Course for Horsemanship where she had extensive groundwork and was introduced to a saddle. She made great progress!

When she returned to AAE, we continued her training and confidence building. She’s a smart mare and quick learner, but she had a very hard time connecting with and trusting her handler. Gypsy was willing, but reserved and seldom relaxed. We knew she had so much potential, and with the right person, she would forge a remarkable bond.

She met that person! Gypsy spent some time with a foster trainer; she broke through and the two developed a lovely bond. There were many moments of whoa, then go, but in the end, it was YES!! We are so incredibly grateful, her foster decided to make Gypsy part of her family! We can’t wait to for updates from these two. So happy for you, Gyps!

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

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Another Augie and Spuds Adventure: Working with Chasity! 8-4-20

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“Are you ready for another adventure, Augie?!”

“Yeah, Spuds! What do you suppose we are doing today?”

I’m not sure, Augie, but it must have something to do with those two big donkeys behind us! MMMM…oats!”

“What? We are being tied OUTSIDE the Round Pen, Augie?!”

“Guess so, Spuds!” Oh, look…the big donkeys!”

“Hi! I’m Wrangler and this is Chasity! You’ll have your turn to lunge when we get done! Here’s how we do it!”

“He acted like we didn’t know what to do, Spuds!”

“Yeah, Augie! I think he was just showing off to his girlfriend!”

“Now she is adjusting my ‘Elbow Pull,’ Wrangler!”

“Do you think he heard you, Augie!” “I hope so, Spuds!”

“Now we can show him how it’s done, Spuds!”

“And, how WE can even do it in sync, Augie!”

“Yeah! We’ve been doing it longer than he has…and we’re a team…even at the halt, eh Spuds?!”

“We can stay together no matter which way we go, right Spuds?”

“Did you see that, Wrangler?!”

“Hey, Spuds, nice ground driving!”

“Not bad yourself, Augie!”

“Hey, what’s this…a pretty girl, Spuds!”

“Guess she wants to lead, so we’ll let her, eh Augie?!”

“This is awesome, Augie, but can’t I be behind her for a while?!”

“Go ahead, Spuds! Knock yourself out!”

“That was really fun!! Isn’t she just beautiful, Augie?!”

“Hmmmmm…oh yeah, Spuds!!!”

Day 12: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Today’s story is about one of the cutest boys ’round here!

Shelton

Shelton is a 16 year old Quarter Horse who came to AAE in June 2020 after his owner had been struggling with financial issues that were exacerbated by COVID-19. Though she’d had him his entire life and loved this big guy, she could no longer support his care. She made the difficult decision to reach out for help. We are not able to help all of the horses we get calls for, but Shelton was a lucky one.

Like our other new intakes, Shelton was quarantined, then his hoof and dental care and vaccines were updated, and he was dewormed. He also got a microchip.

Shelton was a bit pushy when he arrived, but quickly remembered his manners. He’s a sweet, goofy guy. He enjoys grooming and attention, and most of our new, inexperienced volunteers can handle him without issue.

When we began evaluating Shelton with forced exercise and saddle work, a hind end lameness issue became apparent in his hocks, predominantly the right side. It’s an intermittent issue, which we will continue to evaluate. He is also quite sensitive when handling his hind hooves, and he kicked the farrier when he attempted to trim the right hind. Not good! He will be sedated for farrier care for future trims. Because Shelton is still under evaluation, he is not available for adoption at this time. Please check our website or follow us on Facebook for updates on his progress.

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

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CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Leading, Lunging & Ground Driving: 8-18-20

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After having a week off, Chasity returned to her lessons happy, refreshed and ready to go to work. I decided to go back to the Hourglass Pattern and do more leading exercises followed by lunging on the lunge line and ground driving in the open arena. She had two weeks of lessons in the Round Pen and I was curious to see how she would do on the single line, and then the drive lines, with lots of space around her. This can often be a whole new challenge! She seemed very relaxed as she fell into the familiar leading pattern.

As we negotiated the Hourglass Pattern, she easily matched me step for step, even over the ground rails. I asked her for a downward stretch and she was completely cooperative with that as well. The exercises she has been doing for the past four months have really changed her body shape and her strength. The thick crest on her neck is greatly reduced and is no longer hard, but soft and pliable to the touch. It won’t be long before it is completely gone. She is moving symmetrically, is much more agile and is in great athletic condition!

She was in good posture and stepped over the dressage arena fence gracefully without losing her balance at all as we went to retrieve the lunge line. She then stepped over it again as we re-entered the arena to begin lunging on the lunge line.

I started her on a short line to give her clear directions about what Iwanted. I made sure to give a short squeeze/ release on the lunge line each time her outside leg came forward into suspension like I had during Round Pen lessons. This caused her outside front leg to come toward me and keep her on the arc of the circle around me without getting into a pulling match. Pulling this way would not interfere with her balance and cause her to bolt.

As she circled, with each rotation, I let out the line a little bit more. I continued with the squeeze/release cue in sync with the outside front leg coming into suspension. Then before she got bored, I asked her to “Whoa.”

I gave Chasity her oats reward and waited for her to finish chewing before I retied the lunge line so we could go in the opposite direction. I tied the lunge line to the snaffle bit on the side I pull from and then left enough excess to go under her chin and snap to the ring on the other side. This keeps the bit from sliding through her mouth.

Again, I started her on a short line and let it out as she was compliant and stayed on the circle around me, always giving the squeeze/release cues in sync with that outside front leg. The I asked for a “Whoa” and a stretch down for her reward.

Chasity waited patiently as I put on the drive lines, always sporting a relaxed and happy face! We began ground driving at a pretty good clip. She was enjoying the open space! I stayed in sync with her back legs, but I was having to take very big steps to keep up with her!

Then as sometimes happens…she bolted. I knew she wasn’t really scared. She just felt GOOD! So rather than engage in a pulling match, I just let go. She took off, first at a very fast trot, then a lope….

…and finally she went into a full-fledged gallop! She stayed strong in her new-found good equine posture throughout! She galloped to the fence and made a nice 90-degree angle turn into a trot tracking right! She was clearly enjoying herself while I just waited on the sidelines for this moment to pass.

It was clear to me that she needed to just run and have a good time for a little bit. I watched as she traveled around the perimeter of the dressage arena. I was impressed with her improved way of going. She carried her head a bit high and was not as flexed at the poll as I would have liked, but what more could I have expected considering the short time she had been worked in the “Elbow Pull.” Enhanced grace would come later!

I was impressed with her form as she jumped over the dressage arena fence! As she executed THAT move, there was more flexion over her entire top line. This was a great improvement to the sway back she had when she first got here! She evntually slowed down and began to make her way toward me.

Since she  had obviously decided to go back to work, I walked toward her and gave her a reward for returning to me!

I gathered the drive lines and instead of walking behind her, I kept them short and walked beside her for more control. I did not want another runaway! She did give a half-hearted pull, but when she discovered that I had more control, she decided to comply as I concurrently led/ground drove her back into the Hourglass Pattern

I proceeded this way over the ground rails and then toward the next corner cone. As I did, I gradually made my way more toward the hind qaurters while making sure I still had her attention. She was a little strong in the bridle, but did as I asked. We did have to circle the cone to keep this control.

As she came around the cone, she got more tractable and straightened out so I could ground drive her from her hip. We were definitely making progress!

We turned around the next cone and headed back toward the ground rails in the center of the Hourglass Pattern. At the point where we would nromally halt and square up when leading, when ground driving, we halt and  normally do a rein back instead. This time, however, I would be content with the halt. I made a mental note that next time, I would use an assistant at her head with a lead rope to help her to be totally successful in the ground driving before we went solo again. I would hate to perpetuate any bad habits. One occurence like this is acceptable, but to allow it to continue would be a major mistake! Longears learn EXACTLY what you teach them!


Day 10: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Next up is the cutest lil’ dude we’ve had in a long time!

Billy

Billy is a sweet mustang born on the Virginia Range in Nevada around March 1, 2018. This lil dude was orphaned when his mom was run off by a bachelor band when he was just days old. He was fostered by local volunteers before coming to AAE to continue his recovery as an orphan foal. His rescuers suspected he had a hernia and additional veterinary needs were anticipated.

Billy came in with Luna, another orphan mustang. They were like kindergarten boyfriend and girlfriend. They were absolutely adorable together and together all the time, until Luna had to be a big girl and go to her new family. It was a bittersweet day, but she is doing very well.

Billy loved his Grammy Sierra! If he wasn’t spending time with her, he was hanging out with all the other littles in the pasture!

His castration was delayed a bit due to a suspected scrotal hernia as a foal and the need for surgery in the clinic, just in case. Thankfully, surgery went well, and no signs of a hernia were found. This big guy was ready for his forever home. While he waited, he spent some time with a foster family where he got to be a little brother to big mustang Moose and play dress-up with his foster mom (we think he liked it!).

Billy loved entertaining our volunteers. He was a volunteer favorite, and as you can tell, he gave us a lot of memorable moments. Everyone loved getting a chance to spend time with this guy.

This lil’ guy was absolutely adorable when he came in….and he got so handsome as he matured! Billy was very social and inquisitive, calm and easy-going, and he couldn’t get enough grooming and any kind of attention where he could simply hang out. He was playful, yet respectful, and almost a model “citizen” of AAE. He had the perfect amount of sass! Exercise, well, that’s another story. He was a lazy guy that would rather be a couch potato than out racing around the pasture. He could do no wrong.

Billy was adopted in May. He waited a long time to find his forever home, but sometimes good things take time!

 

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

 

ANOTHER 911 FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY! MAMA SHIPPED YESTERDAY! ANNIE OAKLEY NEEDS MILK MONEY, AND FUNDS TO GET HER HOME!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

ANOTHER 911 FOR A NEWLY ORPHANED BABY!

Annie Oakley is approximately 4 weeks old, and yesterday her Mama and band were ripped away from this little baby. Sadly, she was the only survivor, and the rest of her band was loaded onto the slaughter truck. She was pulled, but still needs your help!

Annie is only a month old, so she will need lots of milk money for her Foal Lac Powder and Foal Lac Pellets as she grows. I am working on getting her paid for, vetted and bringing her home. She is the perfect companion for Tucker while his leg heals.

We are still working on our hay fund raiser and the vet bills (which were close to $2,000) from the last 2 groups. We ended up with 29 this last time, and I am so grateful that we have more babies getting adopted. The coffers are low and the calls are not stopping. We also have 2 wild stallions waiting to be gelded, a goat facing a leg amputation, and Lady Love waiting on her eye surgery. The calls never end, so the pleas for your love and support continue as well.

Please help us save her, get all the injured vetted and the boys gelded, and help us navigate this winter and keep on saving lives. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107 This is the link to copy if you would like to visit our Chilly Pepper Wild Horse n Orphan Foal Adopter’s Page. You can see some of the lives you have saved and watch their incredible journeys.

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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Day 9: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Sandy

Sandy is a 10 year old burro that came to AAE in late May 2020 when her owner was experiencing a health issue and could no longer take care of her. After being adopted from the BLM in 2013, Sandy lived with a small livestock herd including a llama and goats. Although she was handled frequently as a youngster, she regressed a bit over the years.

Sandy is a curious, friendly, and beautiful girl, but she definitely has a strong mind of her own. She is learning to soften and be respectful of personal space. She can be haltered and groomed, but she isn’t easy to catch in a large space – she sometimes retreats when she sees a rope. We are working on getting Sandy more comfortable being handled, but she can still be extremely difficult when we are doing something she doesn’t like, such as giving her oral meds or injections. One of Sandy’s go-to moves when being uncooperative is to squeeze you against a wall or rail.

Sandy is good with hoof handling for basic cleaning, but we’ve used sedation for the farrier to be safe. As noted above, Sandy can be very stubborn when pushed too far. She’s strong and knows how to use her weight. Does “bulldozer” sound familiar? That being said, she’ll stand for hours to enjoy grooming and general interaction, and when you want to leave, she’ll follow you as long/far as you’ll let her. She has a very sweet side.

Sandy is very bonded with our other donk, Mabel.

Sandy and Mabel are available for adoption, and they are looking for an experienced burro/donkey home, together. Both are current with dental and hoof care, vaccines and deworming, and they each have a microchip.

Mabel is one of the nicest donks ever….except with hoof trimming (that’s a work in progress). Stay tuned – her story will be coming soon!

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

Day 8: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Today, Georgia is on my mind!

Georgia

Georgia came to AAE in May 2020 after her family lost their home in a fire, and not long after, their life was further complicated by COVID-19. They were unable to make things work for Georgia.

Prior to coming to AAE, Georgia was placed in a lesson program, thinking that might be a good fit for her. However, working with different riders wasn’t a fit. She really needed her own person to help with her confidence.

Georgia was used as a family riding horse. She really enjoyed her personal time, grooming and any one-on-one attention. Initially, she was impatient with the farrier, but with a little work became more patient and willing. Similarly, initially, she was pushy on the ground and under saddle, but softened as she learned to stay focused. Georgia had very basic knowledge under saddle and needed more education.

Georgia met her perfect person to shower her with attention, build her confidence, and continue her growth.

We always enjoy updates from these two, and all of our alumni for that matter!

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

Day 7: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Today’s story about is about this macho man!

Twitty

Twitty is the last of the super seven to find his forever home. As a reminder, Twitty came to AAE with six other equine (JakeShayLady RoseSammyConway, and Brantley) after the passing of their elderly owner. Due to the owner’s health conditions and physical limitations, this herd had not received adequate care for quite some time. Twitty was dangerously overweight, but isn’t he one of the cutest minis ever?

First thought, Thelwell pony model, right?

Twitty wasn’t the typical intake. Usually, we work on putting weight on the horses that come in and try to get them back to normal weight. For this guy, it was the opposite. He started a new diet to try to take weight off to get him back to a normal weight. See the theme, though? Feed trough.

He grumbled about his meals all the time, can’t you tell? The measly meals are unfair when the rest of the herd gets a buffet. We reassured him it was just as hard for us to keep his meals small as it was for him (he didn’t buy it, and neither would I). By the way, name…Twitty…he earned.

Slowly the extra lumps and rolls faded away, and this sweet lil’ guy found his family and a little girl of his own.

“Every horse deserves to be loved by a little girl”.

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

Day 6: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Today’s story about is about this handsome boy!

Brantley

Brantley came to AAE with six other equine (JakeShayLady RoseSammyConway, and Twitty) after the passing of their elderly owner. Due to the owner’s health conditions and physical limitations, this herd had not received adequate care for quite some time. Brantley had summer sores in both eyes, and he had not received hoof or dental care for a while.

Shortly after arrival, Brantley’s eyes were treated, his hooves were trimmed, and his teeth were floated. He was vaccinated and dewormed, and he got a microchip. We were told this handsome guy had been used as a trail horse several years prior. We started evaluating him under saddle, but he was cantankerous and irritable. He didn’t seem to have much training.

It wasn’t long before we realized Brantley was battling a hoof abscess, then another, and when they finally resolved, he was much more quiet and willing.

Before long, Brantley found his person!

Brantley was number six of this group of seven to find his forever home.

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

 

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CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Fun with Friends: 8-4-20

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Donkeys love it when you keep things easy, fresh and interesting! Chasity has been doing so well with her lessons with Wrangler lately that I thought we could change things up a bit and add a LITTLE excitement to their routine by adding the mini donkeys, Augie and Spuds! If this is to be a safe endeavor, I will have to break things down into small introductory steps and make frequent evaluations as to what is safe to do and what might not be safe. I want them all to enjoy this time together with me! Seeing the mini donkeys in the Tack barn work station, Chasity is getting already started with a smile on her face!

First, I lunged Chasity by herself to see how she would respond in her “Elbow Pull” and to see whether she would maintain her good postural balance during this lesson. She did lovely at an energized and forward working walk! I was very pleased.

Chasity then bucked up her working trot and although she raised her head just a bit, she kept the “Elbow Pull” loose almost all the time…she is truly improving rapidly!

Next, I ground drove her and again, she did everything just right and maintained her good posture and balance…through the reverses and in both directions!

Chasity’s contact with my hands was steady and light, and she easily did her “S” turns through the middle of the Round Pen gracefully and accurately.

Chasity did a square halt and did the rein back much more easily that she had in prior lessons. She is making marked improvement every week! Yes, we only do these lessons once a week for about 20-30 minutes to get these amazing results!

Chasity and Wrangler always enjoy lunging together, but sometimes he will get a bit slow and cause her to raise her head behind him and put more tension on the “Elbow Pull” than she would do if he was not there. Wrangler spotted Augie and Spuds tied outside and did not want Chasity anywhere near  them! That was when I made the decision that now would not be the right time to lunge FOUR donkeys together!

Instead, I tied Wrangler outside and introduced Chasity to Augie and Spuds…they liked each other, so I began lunging them all together! Chasity loved it!

The donkeys, large and small, tracked left and then did a perfect halt…all three of them! As they stood stock still, I rewarded them each one for a job well done!

Chasity surprised me by doing a perfect reverse and then walked behind Augie and Spuds to show them the new direction. Then they too, reversed and followed her obediently! I had to chuckle…who’s in charge here?! Wrangler just hid his face behind the post outside of the Round Pen, hoping no one would notice how left out he felt! Even though Wrangler was a bit miffed, they all had a very good time! At least he was not completely left out! Friends really LIKE to work together!

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WRANGLER’S DONKEY DIARY: MORE LUNGING & GROUND DRIVING: 8-4-20

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Wrangler is wondering why Augie and Spuds, the mini donkeys are here. He is usually worked with Chasity… just the two of them! Wrangler is big on being the center of attention and stands quietly while I put on his surcingle instead of his English saddle this time. He is sure something is up, but he doesn’t exactly know what it might be just yet!

Wrangler and Chasity are now getting REALLY GOOD at being led together and stay in sync with my steps. They negotiate the gate easily and obediently. This is how well things can go when you are clear and consistent about the way that you do things. The animals then know what to expect and can comply without anxiety.

I led Augie and Spuds to the Round Pen and tied them up outside so they could watch Wrangler and Chasity while they were lunging. I thought maybe I would be able to lunge all four of them together if things went well. When they have someone to watch, my animals learn to stand still when tied. They know it will soon be their turn.

Wrangler immediately noticed the mini donkeys and wondered why they were there, but when asked, I regained his attention to business. Chasity walked off to practice while I adjusted Wrangler’s “Elbow Pull.”

Wrangler stood quietly while I made some adjustments and asked him to flex at his poll to make sure it was not too restrictive. Then I sent him to thr rail for lunging. He went quietly forward in a nice working walk.

When asked, Wrangler and Chasity moved into a smart working trot. Chasity is getting better with her posture and will soon be able to keep the “Elbow Pull” loose throughout the entire workout like Wrangler does. It takes time to develop that kind of core strength in good balance!

I added the drive lines to Wrangler after successful lunging while Chasity stood by and watched. He was a bit hard to turn in his last lessons, but this time his turns were much improved. He stayed very light in my hands and moved at the touch of a finger. I made sure to use the verbal commands “Gee” (go right) and “Haw” (go left). It makes a huge difference!

Wrangler stayed calm as we walked around the Round Pen doing an occasional “S” turn through the middle to change directions.

Wrangler was much improved from his last lesson! I don’t “drill” them until they get it right. That would just make them tired and cranky…then they do not learn. I spend about 20-30 minutes on their lessons and quit when they have made an honest attempt. Wrangler came into a nice quiet halt and was rewarded.

Wrangler did a much better rein back than he had before and offered many more steps on a very light rein! I was extremely pleased with him! It was time to quit with him. I tied him outside the Round Pen so he could watch the others do their workouts…and learn to stay quietly tied… which he did!


Day 4: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

On the 4th day of December, AAE shared with me, a story of 4 minis

Wynonna

Ashley

Riley

Merle

Ashley, Wynonna, Merle, and Riley came to AAE in February 2020 after their elderly owner was struggling physically to give them the care they needed. They were truly loved, but sometimes love isn’t enough.

ASHLEY & WYNONNA

Shortly after they arrived, Ashley & Wynonna had a horsey spa day: hooves were trimmed, dental float and deworming were done, vaccines were updated, and microchips were placed.

This sweet duo are best friends with opposite personalities. Wynonna is confident and pushy while Ashley is shy and curious.

Ashley & Wynonna were adopted together in June!

RILEY & MERLE

The boys were on a diet of cob, rolled oats, and vegetable oil, along with a little bit of grass hay. They lived in side by side 12’x12′ stalls in a garage. Due to their owner’s mobility issues, they hadn’t been out for a long time.

When Riley arrived at AAE he had many health issues and had not been eating well. This sweet mid-teen gelding had Cushings as well as hoof and dental issues. The bottoms of his hooves were “soggy” and tender from standing in piled up manure in his stall and he suffered from laminitis. Riley’s lower wolf teeth were extremely overgrown and were penetrating his upper jaw.

Riley was a sweet little guy. He enjoyed attention and had a cute and sassy personality. Initially, he seemed to enjoy the freedom of AAE with his buddy Merle. Sadly, he was struggling more than we initially understood. His hooves were trimmed and his teeth were floated. It seemed the laminitis and jaw penetrating teeth were more than enough to cause discomfort, and he couldn’t process food. He slowly lost weight, and blood work indicated he was in kidney and liver failure. Unfortunately, he had a very poor prognosis. We did the kindest thing we could do; we helped him across the Rainbow Bridge. Oh how we wish all rescue stories had happy endings.

 

MERLE

When he arrived at AAE, Merle needed hoof and dental care, surgery to be gelded, and a change in his diet. He was shy and nervous around humans so we waited until he was a little more comfortable before scheduling surgery. He healed without any issues, which was a relief considering his age.

Merle is an older guy with arthritis, including a bone spur in his left shoulder and a hitch in his right hind. He takes daily medication to help. Despite his aging body, this little guy still gets around (albeit slowly) and seems to be happy.

He is still slightly shy around people, but Merle loves to watch the barn activity from a distance and when people visit his paddock for a chat. He is currently living with resident mini Dusty and the two get along well.

Merle is available for adoption. He is up to date with hoof and dental care, vaccines, and deworming, and has a microchip, too. The perfect home for him would be one with another senior mini gelding, no other mini/animals who might chase him or dominate him. He should also have a home where he wouldn’t need to move long distances.

If Merle sounds like a perfect match for you, learn more about our adoption process here.

This holiday season please consider making a year end donation to assure AAE has funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

 

Day 3: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Today’s story is about a sweet boy who joined us shortly after the new year.

CODY

Cody is a 1999 Arabian gelding who came to AAE in January 2020 after long-term health issues with his owner and the passing of his caretaker. When Cody arrived, he was very underweight and in need of dental care. He was unable to process hay, so we started him on a pellet diet and refeeding consistent with the University of California Davis’s program for refeeding emaciated horses.

Cody regained weight well and also received dental and hoof care, vaccines, dewormer, and a new microchip. It didn’t take long before he was both looking and feeling better! Cody simply needed food he could process, and enough of it. No doubt, dental work helped, as well.

Cody’s life prior to coming to AAE isn’t quite clear. We were initially told he had been a racehorse in his youth, but due to an injury, he became a pasture pet who was never trained. We were later told he never raced because he wasn’t fast enough for the track. So, we took it slow to see what he knew.

Under saddle, we were pleasantly surprised to find he had more experience than a former race horse that hadn’t been ridden since he injured himself on the track. He was ridden lightly a handful of times in the arena at a walk, trot, and canter, and he was quiet and easy.

Cody is a sweetheart who loves people, grooming, and attention. This boy was ready to go!! It’s not too surprising that within a few months of his arrival, he found his forever person.

Cody was adopted in June as a light riding horse and companion to his mom and two other horses. After his adoption, we learned from family that Cody had substantial training and experience under saddle.

Before and After Photos are always fun…

Take note, if ever you hear a horse is thin/emaciated because it’s old, think Cody. Often they are either not getting food they can process, or they’re not getting enough. Lack of dental maintenance is often a contributing cause, as well. Not always, but often.

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

Order Now!

 

Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Donate Tack!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

Check out our current horses

If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

Adopt a Horse!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year & #GivingTuesday!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

It’s time for one of our favorite holiday traditions! As we count down to 2021, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses in 2020.

With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity and support.

It is not only December 1st, but also #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is one global day dedicated to giving, volunteerism, and kindness in our communities! Whether you give your time, voice, or donations, we hope you can help make a difference in the lives of our horses TODAY.

To kick off December and #GivingTuessday, here is our first story about our first intakes of 2020 – Alaina, Cassadee, and Frankie!

Alaina

Cassadee

Frankie

When Alaina, a 20-ish senior mustang mare arrived, her hooves were extremely long, her teeth were in dire need of care, and she was mildly lame in her front hooves. Alaina’s hooves were trimmed, dental care provided, vaccines were updated, deworming was done, and she got a microchip. Radiographs revealed that she had extensive ringbone in her front pastern joints. She was started on a daily med to help with arthritis and ringbone. Fortunately, it helped tremendously, and Alaina was much more comfortable.

Alaina is a very sweet, mild-mannered mare. She is social and willing, and enjoyed the attention of our volunteers. It wasn’t too long before Alaina found her forever home as a companion to another mare that had just lost her long time friend! The two made an instant connection, and her new mom couldn’t be happier.

 

Cassadee is a 19-ish senior paint (yup) mare. Like Alaina, her basic care had been deferred, but fortunately, she wasn’t as impacted as Alaina. Cassadee’s hooves were trimmed, dental care provided, vaccines were updated, deworming was done, and she got a microchip. Cassadee is Frankie’s mom.

Cassadee is also a very mild-mannered, sweet-sweet mare. She’s calm, quiet, social, and very easy to handle. She gets along well with the herd and is simply an uncomplicated mare. Cass buddied up with our old guy, Amigo, and earned a job with our orientation team. She will remain at AAE as a resident program horse to help with our New Volunteer Orientation, and she’s a great teacher for new volunteers. Her quiet and willing personality make her a trustworthy partner teaching new volunteers about basic handling, grooming, and interacting with horses.

 

Frankie is a 13 year old paint (yup) mare. She’s Cassadee’s girl. Similarly, her basic care had been deferred. Frankie was lame when she arrived. Frankie’s hooves were trimmed, dental care provided, vaccines were updated, deworming was done, and she got a microchip. Radiographs showed arthritic changes around an old extensor process fracture in her right front and mild navicular changes. Corrective shoeing didn’t seem to help much. Other supportive efforts (e.g. joint injections, Legend, OsPhos) haven’t improved much either.

Frankie is a really nice, super mellow and sweet mare. She also loves attention and being in the presence of people. She’s quiet in hand, she’s good with her hooves and farrier, and she loads fine. Her biggest issue is, when it’s meal time and other horses are around, she is protective of her food (even when not threatened).

Frankie is available for adoption. She is looking for a companion only/non-riding home with at least one other horse. She could be a very nice option as a lead-line horse for smaller (light) children. If Frankie sounds like she could be your perfect equine friend, learn more about our adoption process here.

 

 

This #GivingTuesday and holiday season please consider making a donation to assure we have funding to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2021.

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

Give the gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a horse on behalf of a horse-loving friend or family member!

As a sponsor, your annual or monthly contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. You will receive an electronic “gift letter” with a photo of an AAE horse, acknowledging your gift on behalf of your recipient.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Patriotic Mustang T-Shirts

Horse fans will love this shirt!

The Patriotic US Flag/Mustang image on front and Mustang is My Favorite Breed (or Rescue is My Favorite Breed) in white on back. Available in Black, Ash Gray, Navy, and Brown.

Orders may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or

shipped for an additional cost.

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Stop by the AAE Used Tack Store to find the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life! Don’t know what they need? We have gift cards, too!

 

Here are more ways you can help!

Doing any winter cleaning? Donate your 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 help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

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Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?

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If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s

Adoption Inquiry Form

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

It’s Giving Tuesday… can you help?

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

As we kick off #GivingTuesday, I have a personal request.

A very generous donor has offered to match all donations up to $50,000 made today, which means your contribution — of any amount — is more important than ever.

Today is our most critical fundraising day of the entire year. We’ll rely on funds raised today to fuel our programs, staff, field equipment, lobbying and legal work into next year when the stakes could not be higher.

What we raise today, determines the strength of our work tomorrow, Meredith. So — for the love of our wild horses and burros — I’m asking personally if you’ll make a gift of any amount right now to ensure your donation has more impact than ever before.

Your donation today will be put to work, immediately — we have no time to lose. 2021 is gearing up to be a pivotal year for our wild horses and burros and we cannot afford to take our foot off the gas for even one day.

When you make a donation to support AWHC, here’s where your money is going in 2021:

  • Education and Advocacy — Often, we’re the only observers onsite at federal wild horse and burro roundups. We’re showing the world what our government is doing to these national icons, and we’re building the grassroots army necessary to finally win the battle for their protection.
  • In The Wild Management — Our humane fertility control program for Nevada’s Virginia Range mustangs continues to break all records as the largest humane wild horse management program in the world. Our team in Nevada is showing that humane management works and is leading the charge to make roundups and slaughter a relic of the past.
  • Legislation — We’re developing increasing numbers of champions from both sides of the aisle in Congress to speak up for wild horses and burros. Thanks to our work, dozens of Senators and Congresspeople have spoken out against cruel surgical sterilization and in favor of humane management, and the House passed a historic amendment to require funding for fertility control as an alternative to cruel and costly roundups.
  • Litigation — AWHC and the coalitions of animal welfare groups we’ve formed have won over 90% of the cases we file. We’ve filed multiple lawsuits and successfully brought about a federal injunction to halt the surgical sterilization of mares in Oregon, and we’re prepared to take legal action again to protect wild mares in Utah from this same cruel plan.

Today represents an incredible opportunity, not only to double your impact, but also to become a member of the AWHC family and the movement we’re building. Together, we will defend America’s wild horses and burros and ensure they remain wild and free. Donate today.

Thank you,

Suzanne

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

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