Day 9: 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.


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.

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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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