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!
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.
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 email@example.com for information about donating or to schedule a delivery.
Proceeds from used tack sales help pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.
Have you considered adopting a rescue horse?
If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete AAE’s
Thank you for being a part of the All About Equine Animal Rescue team.