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Day 31: Good-Bye 2020!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Thank you for joining us this month as we shared stories from the barn that showed how your support helped horses this year. As we say good-bye to 2020 and ring in 2021, we are reflecting on our blessings from this year and what we would like to accomplish in the new year. We have a few resolutions for 2021! Top of the list is to find forever homes for all of our adoptable horses that didn’t find a person of their own in 2020. We don’t want them to wait any longer! Each of them deserves to have a loving family. Learn more about all of our adoptable horses below. Who knows – maybe you’ll be one of our featured stories next December! Another goal for the new year is to find generous supporters for each of the horses. If you (or someone you know) isn’t looking for a new live-in friend for 2021 but still want to support one of our horses, consider becoming a sponsor. Learn more about our sponsorship program. With the uncertainties and challenges of this year, we truly appreciate your generosity, support, and kindness. It is because of YOU that we were able to help 31 horses in need and placed 23 in their forever homes. Sadly, we lost 9 precious lives. Overall, that makes 318 intakes and 254 adoptions since we started in 2009. We end the year with 48 horses at AAE. We couldn’t do this work without the help of our horse-loving community. Thank you!

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please submit an Adoption Inquiry via the website.

Martina

Blue

Diesel

Carly

Shooter

Chesney

Mabel

Tegan

Big

Rustic

Raye

Marlee

Clare

Sandy

Teea

Frankie

Allie

Mags

Merle

Curly

For more information, click on the name to visit the horse’s or donkey’s webpage, and submit an Adoption Inquiry if you’d like to explore adoption.

Donate

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.

Donate

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!

Day 30: 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.

In Honor Of

RUSTY, RUBY, and HOPE

As we approach the last post of 2020, we can’t leave the year behind without a special memory of three more horses. Not only was this year difficult with all of the impacts of COVID, but if you’ve been with us all year, you probably know it was a year of difficult losses. From 2009 through 2019, we’d lost 12 horses, many severe colics, some illness, a pasture accident, and a few with quality of life issues. (We do not euthanize to make space). This year was exceptionally difficult with loss of 9 lives (5 horses, 1 mini horse, 1 donkey, 1 mini donkey, and 1 goat). We’ve include stories of six so far. Three that remain were too special to not honor their memory one more time. I’ve relived them all the last 30 days, and they’ve weighed heavy, especially with the loss of Hardy just a few days ago. So, making it a little lighter on me….I’m keeping it brief. It doesn’t mean we won’t miss these three that touched so many people while here: Rusty, Ruby, and Hope.

RUSTY

Rusty was a 1986 Arabian that came to AAE in August of 2010 when his owner was facing deployment. Rusty was like a fixture at AAE until he passed April 16, 2020. Sadly, we were in the middle of COVID stay at home orders, and due to COVID fears, our care team had reduced to a skeleton crew. You can read Rusty’s story from earlier this year here.

RUBY

Ruby was a 1987-ish grade mare that came to AAE with her weeks old colt (Gem) in May of 2011. Yes, Ruby had a foal at about 24! Ruby left us on Christmas Eve 2013 to be a companion to an older horse, then came back in 2014 when he passed. She was a very sweet mare and was Rusty’s pal in the end. You can read Ruby’s story from earlier this year here.

HOPE

Hope was a 1998 grade Andalusian/Lusitano mare that came to AAE in February 2020 just prior to the COVID-19 stay at home order. She had been suffering from a horrific eye tumor for about two years. She was an incredibly brave mare that seemed so appreciative for the help. Hope was only here a short while, but she touched so many people with her kindness and gratitude. You can read Hope’s story from earlier this year here. Rusty, Ruby, and Hope left huge hoofprints on our hearts for a multitude of reasons. They were much loved and will never be forgotten.

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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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Day 28: 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.

BLUE UPDATE

Remember this guy? Blue came to AAE from Nevada in March of 2017 after a request for assistance from the Virginia Range Wild Horse Sanctuary and Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund. Blue had been carrying around a large mass of proud flesh (granulation tissue) over his left rear fetlock/pastern area for some time. Although he had been haltered and handled some previously, he was not halterable when he arrived at AAE. We knew we had a big job ahead in helping Blue.

Before we could evaluate the mass, he had to be gentled and easily halterable, and his legs/hooves had to be readily handlable for frequent bandage changes after surgery. With a straightforward mustang, not a big deal, but Blue had some substantial fear/trust issues. Initial efforts with befriending and haltering him were lukewarm. Thanks to Dr. Stolba and Team LBEMC (throughout Blue’s journey), he had made enough progress that we were able to sedate him, radiograph the bony area beneath the mass, and collect tissue samples for biopsy. We wanted to make sure there was not an underlying reason for the mass before getting too deep into corrective measures if they would be for naught. It was not an easy feat. Even with heavy sedation, he kicked quickly and with purpose.

Radiographs and biopsy detected no obvious issues, so the work continued. Weeks in, Blue seemed to have had a reaction to something and developed a mysterious condition that turned out to be a form of vasculitis. He developed sores/ulcers throughout his entire mouth. The first layer of tissue pulled off with any type of pressure. They were horribly painful. Though his history and symptoms didn’t suggest, we had to quarantine him and test him for vesicular stomatitis. Thankfully, it was negative. We scaled back our efforts to reduce his stress and allow him to heal.  But, the mass was growing and oozing, and flies and yellow jackets swarmed the oozy mass.

After several weeks, he improved, and we resumed course. He would take a few steps forward, then a couple steps back. Finally, after many weeks with nominal results, we had a marathon day. We worked until we broke through. Six hours, he accepted handling and touching all over, and we practiced bandaging and removing bandage, over and over. The next day, our learning curve was much shorter, and the next and the next, until finally, we could halter, touch all over, and pick up his left hind and handle it all over. We practiced with big, bulky bandaging materials again, wrapped it up, and he was a gem!

We scheduled surgery, and in late August 2017, he lost nearly seven pounds in a matter of minutes. The mass had a narrow base and truly looked like a big brain. It weighed in at nearly seven pounds. Imagine what that must have felt like with every move. Needless to say, it was done!

However, the mouth lesions returned. There were more, and they were worse this time. They were on his body, around his anus, and on his sheath. Poor guy, these things were awful, and they appeared to be an autoimmune issue. At one point, we questioned his prognosis and quality of life, but before jumping to conclusions, we biopsied the tissue. We ended up with the vasculitis diagnosis. The best thing was, we changed up his meds, and the sores began to heal. The area where the mass was removed was beginning to heal.  In the meantime, the next test came when it was time to change his first bandage. With a bit of sedation, it went fairly smooth, but cleaning the lesion was a little challenging. But, wow, it looked amazing! Such a tremendous improvement. It was like a victory in and of itself, even though not healed.

Healing progressed nicely. After several bandage changes, Blue was getting resentful of the needle for sedation, so we tried without. It went well with cleaning a few times, until he didn’t like it when placing the medicated bandage over the lesion. It seems he was healing, and he could feel the area again. He stomped the bandage off, over and over. The stomp was a little intimidating, but really, he was only trying to get the “big white bug” off his leg. He didn’t kick out or kick at. His stomp was purposeful in knocking the bandage off his leg. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep the bandage on, so we had to go back to sedation for a bit. Eventually, we could remove the bandage, clean the lesion, and replace the bandage without issue, without sedation, thankfully. Healing continued.

By November 2017, the lesion was almost healed, but there was a small area where the tissue was changing, so it was trimmed by vet. By January 2018, the lesion had nearly healed again.  Blue made tremendous progress.  However, as the months went on, the small area persisted and started to grow again.  We lasered the area and biopsied for a third time, and this time the biopsy revealed a sarcoid. They are persistent little buggers!!!

​We tried some different medication over the months, but nothing resulted in complete healing, and by Fall, we decided to laser again; however, by November 2018, the sarcoid was growing, it was removed, and another course of treatment began with new medications. Blue stood quietly for bandage changes every two to three days.

As of mid-February 2019, Blue’s lesion appears to have healed, we continued applying an anti-viral cream daily for several weeks, maybe months. So far, so good. The lesion is scarred (about a silver dollar-sized area with no hair growth), and his fetlock remains enlarged from lymphatic scarring. He’s sound, just a bit awkward looking above his hoof.

Blue’s healthy, happy, and in much better shape than when he arrived. He continues to have challenges with trust, mostly when introducing new things, but he continues to show progress, one baby step at a time. He loves his carrots, and he will respectfully do almost anything for a bite of carrot.  He also enjoys being “Uncle Blue” to the youngsters, a job he does well!

​Like we have said before, Blue’s story is not an uncommon story in terms of the hurdles we cross with any intake with special needs. We have unexpected bumps in the road that required more than anticipated. For Blue, it was the bouts of vasculitis and later, the discovery of the sarcoid. For some, it’s colic; for others, abscesses, lacerations from tree branches or scuffles with others. We can’t plan for these things, but need the resources to handle them when confronted. We are grateful to have had the support of our AAE community to assure we can manage most any unexpected issue along the way.

Blue is available for adoption only to the perfect, forever home. He needs a person that is mustang-experienced, extremely patient, and has no expectations other than companionship and providing a safe, caring home. Keep in mind, he lived on the open range for years, and he does not enjoy confinement. At AAE, he lives in a herd environment on about 10 acres. He comes in every morning and every evening at feeding time. He is somewhat social, but still skeptical of humans. Given the choice, he’d prefer a free-roaming life with occasional visit to two-leggers. Blue gives his feet for cleaning, and he is ok with the farrier when trimmed in a small paddock. Blue has learned very basic groundwork. He is always looking for Plan B, an escape. He can be touched and handled all over, but continues to have a difficult time relaxing and enjoying. He’s pretty good with his hooves, but the front right is still an effort. His leg is checked regularly for any recurrence of his sarcoid. Fortunately, we are still sarcoid free, and his scar is about the size of a quarter. Blue needs much more confidence before considering saddle training, and he will likely be a very long term project. Continuity and consistency will be key in building his confidence and advancing his skills. Blue is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines, and deworming. He has a microchip.

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 27: 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.

CHESNEY, CLARE, and CURLY

Meet the three C’s, ChesneyClare, and Curly, recent intakes that came to AAE the end of November 2020, like others before them, from a distressed mustang sanctuary situation due to a family health crisis and financial distress. After 20 years of serving mustangs, the sanctuary was unable to adequately meet the needs of their horses.Upon arrival, these three were quarantined together, and they have had their hooves trimmed, dental floats, vaccines, deworming, and they got microchips. Two still have hind hooves to trim because they were naughty and need a bit more work!

CHESNEY

Chesney is a 14-ish mustang mare that was on the thin side needing hoof and dental care. She was very timid, but with lots of try. At pickup, she haltered with a slow, patient approach, and she loaded relatively easy.

Chesney lacks confidence, but she tries hard to understand. She allows her front hooves to be handled without sedation, but she needed sedation for her trim (fronts only). She wasn’t so confident with her hinds, so we’ll be working on that.

CLARE

Clare is a 15-ish Mustang mare. She is sweet (most of the time) and was relatively easy to halter. She loaded without issue, until trying to shift her inside trailer. She’s naughty around her hind end and will kick.

Clare was thin and in need of hoof and dental care. She also has a chronic fungal issue on her hinds. She is sweet and social, but can be evasive when haltering. She comes around with patience and persistence.

CURLY

Curly is about a 14-year old Curly Mustang. She is halterable, friendly, and easy going. She was easy to approach and loaded without issue.

Curly needed hoof and dental care. She was trimmed without issue (and no sedation necessary). She’s cute, personable, and seems uncomplicated.

We’re spending some time getting to know these three girls, but they should be available for adoption soon. Thus far, none have any obvious limitations, but we’ve only just begun to explore. We’re focusing on basic handling with Chesney and Clare, with priority on their hind hooves. Curly seems to have a great start, and we’ll likely introduce a saddle soon.

If you’re interested in adoption, please submit an Adoption Inquiry from our website, www.allaboutequine.org/adopt-a-horse.

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 25: 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.

A Favorite Christmas Story

RASCAL & MADDIE

Maddie and Rascal have been buds for a while. They are two very special girls that both had very rough entries into this world, but they are doing very well. This year, the best gift ever, they went to their new home together! Rascal’s story is a long one, poor lil’ thing went through so much, but her will to live was ferocious.

Rascal faced a lot of challenges from her first day on Earth! Many of you may have heard her story, but reminiscing about Rascal never gets old. AAE got a call for help with on April 5, 2017. Rascal was just hours old; she became an orphan when her mom scaled a six foot paddock and left her behind. She was located over five hours away, so we mobilized and met in Reno to pick her up. Her lil’ body was very weak, and she couldn’t get up on her own.

First stop from Reno was Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. Surprisingly, her initial outlook wasn’t horrible. She was diagnosed with selenium deficiency…

She was hospitalized. The initial outlook was fairly good, but after getting blood results, it was bad. Then, we got call at midnight and her blood values were moving in the wrong direction. We were preparing for not so good news in the morning. HOWEVER, Rascal had different plans. By morning, she was fighting back, she was drinking milk replacer on her own. As it turns out, she was fighting a severe selenium deficiency that caused white muscle disease, which also put her kidneys in distress. Her blood levels started trending in the right direction. There was no doubt she wanted to live! She was a FIGHTER, and she battled to live.  Docs thought she was likely she’s dealing with the results of being rejected by mom, stresses of transport, and secondary effects resulting from mom’s malnourishment and selenium deficiency. but they were hopeful that with 5 +/- days of hospitalization and supportive care, she had a good shot at a relatively normal life. A BIG THANK YOU to LBEMC for their quick actions and the outstanding care provided for this little filly.

The days passed, and her progress was steady but slow. After 13 days in the hospital, she still couldn’t stand up on her own. We brought her home to continue treatment. That basically meant 24/7 care, but fear not, AAE volunteers rose to the occasion. This little gal had someone with her at all times. Rascal was playful and sassy, can’t you tell? We had so much fun with her, and she was a super sport!

Even this special volunteer kept a watchful eye. Like Holli, volunteers slept beside her at night, not the least bit phased by the enormous rats that ran across the rails of the barn and the roof. Rascal had to be lifted to her feet every two hours. Once standing, she was fine. She would romp around the inside of the barn at night, and she run around the outside of the barn by day.

After 13 days at LBEMC and another 13 days at AAE, Rascal was able to STAND up on her own.

As if selenium deficiency, white muscle disease, and distressed kidneys weren’t enough, Rascal had several more hurdles along the way including an umbilicus infection, two bouts with c. diff bacteria (diarrhea doesn’t begin to describe it), large umbilical hernia (some would say she was a he) followed by surgical repair, an enormous hoof abscess, then chronic diarrhea for nearly a year.  Once the diarrhea resolved, so did all of her health issues. Today, she is healthy and thriving (and she passes normal poop). For Rascal, that’s reason to celebrate.

Beautiful girl about a year old.

Growing up

Love this girl.

She had a lot of interest and a few adoptions fell through for one reason or another

Then this happened! We couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity for Rascal and Maddie.

This video never gets old

Rascal video

Maddie

You met Maddie with her mom, Tae, earlier this month.

Maddie was only a few days old when she arrived at AAE. This beautiful little gal was being rejected by her mom. Mom was young, and this was probably her first foal, but sheesh, she needs to eat (drink). It was truly hard to watch.

Mom would bite her every time she tried to nurse, and she had little sores all over her tiny body. Sadly, as we were observing, mom was escalating, and it seemed to be getting more serious.

Smart little Maddie knew how to think outside of the box; she was creative. She learned she could come in the back side to find a teat. Unfortunately, she didn’t nurse like that all the time. After a while, mom picked her up with her teeth, and she tossed her. Heartbreaking to see! At that point, it didn’t look like these two would work out, so we separated them. An hour, maybe two passed.

Without baby beside her, Mom began to worry. We tried re-uniting them once more, and thankfully, everything changed. From that point on, these two were a great pair.

Soon it was time to stand on her own, but really, Maddie has always been her own girl. She’s smart, witty, sassy, and strong (minded). This is going to be one dynamo partner, but you’ll need to assure her you’re the better leader.

Before long, it was time for school, but this lil gal is still young, so she learned the basics, then she waited. And, while she waited, you know what happened next! So grateful! Happily ever after!

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 23: 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.

RED

Red originally came to AAE back in July 2015. He had been at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) for several months. His owner passed while he was at MRILC for gentling. He had been rescued, but we none of the information about him or his rescue situation was available.

Though Red spent quite a bit of time at MRILC, he had a difficult time accepting human interaction. While at MRILC, he experienced a lot. He was socialized, learned basic groundwork and long-lining, and he was introduced to a saddle (no rider). All that considered, when he arrived at AAE, it was like starting over. It took tremendous time overcoming fear and accepting humans. All of his vet care was updated when he was ready.

Red was adopted by a youth adopter in Fall of 2016. and his progress continued, but due to the life circumstances and the realities of work and finances that come with adulthood, his young adopter was unable to continue to meet Red’s needs. Red continued building trust and learning about saddle work, even carrying a rider a few times.

Red returned to AAE the beginning of January 2018. His vet care was updated again, including dental and hoof care, vaccines, and deworming. Though disappointing, we were glad Red was back at AAE. He was always a volunteer favorite, and he was enjoyed by all of the horses,too.

Such a handsome guy! Not long after returning to AAE, Red suffered a freak pasture injury. Veterinary exam indicated he ruptured his peroneus tertius muscle.  This usually happens when the hock is hyperextended, likely in a quick turn or change of direction. Thankfully, it was a soft tissue injury, and not the ghastly fracture it appeared to be.  Red was on stall rest for more than a year, but he healed well.

Red is a super kind and willing guy, but still has considerable difficulty accepting human interaction and trusting that no harm will come to him. First contact with him is like 50 first dates…or 593,625 first dates by now. He snorts when approached. He snorts whenever he encounters something new….even if he’s seen it a million times. Once he’s been touched by human (or monster), he is relatively easy to halter, and he seems to enjoy grooming and hanging with humans. With his injury, after a few months, he was haltered and hand-walked almost daily, but you would never know. He still acts like it’s something new.

Red is sweet, smart, and honest, however he is reactive and perpetually snorty. He is always respectful of his handler’s space. Red was looking for a home where he would be loved for him and not what he could do, a home where Red would be a companion first, potential riding horse or not. Thankfully, Red finally found his person a short while ago!!

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 22: 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.

Hello from Hearty Hardy!

HARDY

Hardy came to AAE in July 2019. He retired from the Folsom Police Department in 2017. Hardy was originally going to retire at AAE, but plans for him changed. We were thrilled to finally welcome him about two years later.

We recently searched the Standdardbred registry and learned he was born March 9, 1997 in Marlborough, CT. His name was HeartofHearts. Very suiting for such a loving guy! We were told he was a pacer on the harness track until he was 11 or 12, before he was retired to another rescue where he was loved by volunteers. He was subsequently adopted to the Folsom PD where he served as a police mount until 2017.

We recently searched the Standdardbred registry and learned he was born March 9, 1997 in Marlborough, CT. His name was HeartofHearts. Very suiting for such a loving guy! We were told he was a pacer on the harness track until he was 11 or 12, before he was retired to another rescue where he was loved by volunteers. He was subsequently adopted to the Folsom PD where he served as a police mount until 2017.

He was on the thin side and arthritic on arrival, so our first priority for this big love was getting him back on track with his joint injections to make him more comfortable. At retirement, he was getting bilateral hock and joint injections, but those had not been continued for an unknown period. He was also started back on daily Equioxx tabs to help, too. Then we updated his vaccines and hoof and dental care updated, he was dewormed, and he had a microchip “installed”.

Hardy is a beloved volunteer favorite, and the feeling is mutual. When he’s not getting the love of our volunteers, these days, we find this big hearted guy wandering the barn and keeping a watch over our operations and all of the horses.

He’s also known as our “taster”. As if we were a winery, he takes a little nip of everything he sees (except his own food)! And then, he acts like “What??? Me?? I didn’t do it”!

Hardy is truly one of the heart horses of AAE. He is a deeply soulful old guy that gives something to everyone without even knowing it.

He keeps a watchful eye over all of his equine friends, small and large, and we are grateful to be able to keep a watchful eye over him.

Hardy wishes everyone a happy and hearty holiday season. Happy holidays to you, Hardy, from all your AAE family!

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 20: 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.

MARLEE

Marlee came to AAE from a small sanctuary in October 2020 during a family distress situation. She was a bit thin, and she had a large summer sore in her right eye. Marlee was a bit timid and anxious. Apparently, she was a kill pen rescue that didn’t work out with her original rescuer.

Her summer sore was treated right away. It’s healed nicely and hasn’t had any residual issues. Her spa days came later. Her hooves were trimmed. Then she got her dental, vaccines, and microchip.

Marlee is a very sweet and pretty mare, and she enjoys grooming and attention. However, she lacks confidence and tends to worry, though since she’s been in a herd environment, her confidence has grown and her worry lessened. When alone, she paces and is constantly on the move. That said, since arrival at AAE, her confidence is slowly growing, and she’s becoming more social.

​Marlee has abnormal stifles, and she is not sound for riding. She is nervous with farrier and hoof handling, in general. The separation issue doesn’t help, but it seems it may be uncomfortable due to her stifle condition, as well.

Marlee is available for adoption and looking for love! She is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines, and deworming. She also has a microchip. She is best suited for a non-riding, companion home.

Marlee has bounced around a lot the last few years. She needs one last soft-landing to call her forever home. Can you be her last stop to call home???

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 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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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!

Ralphie Says Hi!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Thanks to you, Ralphie is doing well!

Ralphie is a handsome 17-year old American Cream Draft who came to AAE last month. Shortly after his arrival, he had surgery to remove a growth in his right eye and a mass on his hind left pastern. Thanks to our wonderful AAE community, we were able to raise funds to help with his surgery and biopsy costs!

Don’t remember Ralphie and his story? Catch up here.

The surgery went well, and Ralphie returned to AAE a few days later. His neighbors were welcoming, and he settled in nicely. Unfortunately, Ralphie soon developed significant drainage from his eye, and he had to return to the clinic. A few sutures were removed for cleaning and drainage, leaving about a quarter size opening into Ralphie’s orbit. The orbit would need to be flushed and cleaned for the next several days until the tissue was healthier. As it healed, the orbit area filled with granulation tissue and after a week or so, he was able to return to AAE.

 

While Ralphie was at the clinic, we received some good news – the biopsy of the eye tissue showed clean margins, and the leg tissue was not a sarcoid and not cancerous!

Ralphie has been back at AAE for about 10 days. His eye is nearly healed, and is leg is healing, slowly. He’s happy to be home and we’re happy he’s here!

Thank you for supporting Ralphie and AAE!

 

Become a Horse Sponsor!

Our Sponsor a Horse program is a monthly donation for a specific horse. You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. Choose a horse to sponsor today!

 

Donate Tack!

Doing some fall cleaning? Donate 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 helps pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

 

Adopt a Horse!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse? If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete the Adoption Inquiry Form

Check out our current horses

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

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