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


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 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.

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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 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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