Equine Rescues






List of Equine Rescues

These Three Girls!

The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue: As we're settling into our new home in Pilot Hill, it seems the perfect time to reflect on some of the special horses you have helped over the years. We are all so very thankful, incredibly grateful, and unbelievably blessed to have your support in making better the lives of so many horses!! This beautiful trio is still looking for a home. Chesney, Clare, and Teea are so very bonded, the ideal situation is for them to move to a home where they can be together. They are mid-teens and each very unique! CHESNEY, CLARE, and TEEA Three red-headed mares, oh my! Chesney, Clare, and Teea came to AAE from a distressed mustang sanctuary situation in the latter part of 2020. The sanctuary had cared for these girls, and many more, for about 20 years before falling on hard times. They were living in desert conditions, each in their own small stall (24' x 24' at most), each with a small shelter (roof only). No turn out, no attention. They were in need of basic care, it had been deferred much too long. It was a sad sight, needless to say. Though not a lot of handling, they each wanted to trust, and they trusted enough to follow us quietly onto the trailer, as if they new it was the path that offered the hope of something better, a new beginning. CHESNEY Chesney was so incredibly shy and uncertain. She stood firm, but trembled. The fear in her eyes, and the quiver in her body spoke volumes, but she was willing. She allowed a slow reach below her neck and behind her ears to place a halter, then a lead. Slowly, she followed. She tried so hard to understand what was ...
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Oh Danny Boy, We Love You So!

The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue: As we're settling into our new home in Pilot Hill, it seems the perfect time to reflect on some of the special horses you have helped over the years. Another oldie but goodie is elderman, Danny! This ol' guy is well known for his sweet demeanor and his hugs. DANNY Danny's story isn't one of neglect, abandonment, abuse, or poor care. Sadly, it's one of human health and aging. Danny was loved beyond words. So much, his former owner considered euthanizing him rather than risk him having difficulties transitioning to a new home, ending up in a bad home, or worse, the fear of auctions and the slaughter pipeline. It was an emotional day for all when we picked Danny up and brought him home to AAE. Danny's owner's health was failing, and she was unable to provide ongoing care for him any longer. He knew no other owner, as he was born to her mare. Mama rejected him for four days, and on the fifth day, Mama finally accepted him. Danny spent those four days with his surrogate mom while she held mom and made sure he was able to nurse, initially go get the colostrum he needed. It was a very rocky start, but Danny and his other mom grew a bond like no other. She trained him; she rode him; they competed together. They spent 27 years together until they had to say good bye. Fortunately, the timing was right, and Danny had special people in his life that paved the way for him to get to AAE. He arrived in 2017, and at 27, we knew Danny would spend the rest of his years with us. You can see the pattern here! Danny loves everyone he meets, and he is very generous with his hugs. Similarly, everyone that ...
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Is Amigo One of Your Favorites!

The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue: As we're settling into our new home in Pilot Hill, it seems the perfect time to reflect on some of the special horses you have helped over the years. None is more special than our elderman, Amigo. At 33, he is the grand dad of all the horses enjoying their new views in Pilot Hill. AMIGO Amigo came to AAE with two of his pals in mid-January 2018 from a neglect situation. He weighed-in about 850 pounds, and we were told he was 29. As thin as he looks in photos, he was much thinner. His coat was thick with dead like an old shag rug that tried to hide his bony frame. He was started on a slow refeeding program, but despite efforts of a very slow introduction to food, after about a week at AAE, he had a bout of colic. It felt so grim, but this ol' guy was a warrior. Thankfully, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center was on site quickly. It wasn't a bad colic, but he battled through it like the survivor he is! He bounced back up to his like he'd waken from a bad dream, then never looked back. He was also covered with ticks, with a good 150 or so removed and finding more every day for several days, then more each day until they were gone. A year or so later, he was transported to the vet for another bout with colic and was fortunately able to return home to the herd after a few days. Over the years, he's had some ups and downs, but this old fart (yes, those that know him, know), has been the bestest gentleman ever to new volunteers learning about horses, and all of our volunteers that care for him ...
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Chilly Pepper – Great Grandma “Norma” – Will you Help her?

The following is from Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang: Another emergency in the middle of "vetting the 46". I have been asked to give "GG Norma", a chance. At the very least she deserves the best feed, love and care until she crosses over. However, even though two vet's looked at her and didn't give her much hope, she is telling a different story. Her eyes are bright and she is alert and curious and says "PLEASE don't quit on me!" Will you help me give her the best love and care for whatever time she has left? We are due for a Miracle, and I'm hoping you will help me give her a chance. We have spent over $1400 on fuel so far but are all set up and ready to go. Hauling the squeeze from NV and moving horses is a large endeavor, but these amazing horses will have safe places to land because of it. PLEASE HELP "Great Grandma NORMA"! Thank you as always for all the love and support. I still need help to give our precious rescues the care and love they need. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY AND FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES! Please check out our Adoption page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903 If anyone wants to help, Supplies or checks can be sent to Palomino Chilly Pepper 19 Weonda Rd. Goldendale, WA 98620 or checks to PO Box 233, Golconda NV 89414 Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good. or Donations can be made at: CashAp-$LauriArmstrong Venmo - @Lauri-Armstrong-2 THANK YOU for everything we have received. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, ...
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Chilly Pepper – URGENT 911 – 46 Lives at Stake – Can we turn heartbreak into inspiration and help the 46?

The following is from Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang: My heart is shattered as I write this. Although he fought valiantly and beat all the odds, our beautiful Norman is running free in heaven with his Mama. Sadly, Norman's lungs were permanently damaged and he let me know when it was time to go. He was having seizures and was so weak he couldn't always get up. His knees were buckling over and although his heart was pounding constantly and Doc said it sounded like he was trying to breathe through a straw, he was a happy, playful little boy. Doc and I both knew it was coming, but that doesn't lessen the devastation. She said he picked the right time. He was starting to suffer and that wasn't fair. That little man lived and loved so fully in his short little life. Thank you for giving him that precious time. So now IN HONOR OF NORMANI want to answer the 911 call I received yesterday. The horses shown are part of one of the worst neglect cases in Idaho. My rescue is not handling the rescue per say; due to the fact that we specialize in wild or unhandled horses, and our success in safely sorting, without injury, the 907 wild ones in South Dakota, I have been asked to come in as a consultant and help get the remaining 46 their Coggins so they can be picked up by their adopters. This is the 2nd and LAST attempt to get their blood pulled. - WITHOUT COGGINS AND HEALTH CERTS, THEY CANNOT BE ADOPTED and we know what that means. Their lives literally depend on us getting this done! We need approximately $5000 for this. We have to pull 2 trailers from NV, go to WA, then to Idaho, then back to WA. We are bringing the right ...
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Thank you, Volunteers, Gabby Who?, Big Day of Giving, and Boots & Bling, too

The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue: It's National Volunteer Week! It's time to shine a lil' light on all of AAE's volunteers. You make a difference for our horses every single day! Through rain, sleet, and snow, and through the heat you go! Day in and day out, you contribute more than you know. Thank YOU for all you do, YOU are making lives better, one horse at a time! We are adjusting to many the many changes a new home brings. Unfortunately, it’s not all rainbows and roses… we recently had a positive strangles case with one of our lil ponies, Minnie. She's been with us for quite some time (more than a year). We have been on heightened alert with the recent EHM outbreaks in local areas, and we have been extra careful, so it's really a surprise. In 13 years, we’ve never had a serious contagious disease, and we've worked had to keep it at that way! Minnie was tested out of an abundance of caution due to a cough and fever, but never did we expect a positive result by any means. She’s been a healthy lil’ one from the start, and it's unlikely she was previously exposed (though not ruled out as potential carrier). She’s doing very well now, and she'll be scoped tomorrow to flush her gutteral pouches and re-test. You can learn more about Strangles, here. We have implemented multiple protocols to minimize risk of further exposure, and we are working alongside our vet to keep this under control, as best we can. So far, we've had no new cases, an We have NO idea where it came from. We are diligent with our quarantine practices. We haven't had any new horses in for over six weeks, and last was a ...
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