The following is from All About Equine Rescue:
As we count down to 2024, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses this year and every year.
Brodie is excited to spend his first Christmas at his new home sweet home
Brodie is a handsome and sweet 2009 (est) Appaloosa gelding. He arrived at AAE in March 2021 when his owner was moving across the country. The new home she arranged for him fell through at the last minute, and she reached out to AAE for help. Brodie lived in a large pasture (~10ac) with a mare, and he enjoyed following her lead, though he was hesitant about to following her into our trailer.
Once at AAE, Brodie’s teeth and hoof care were updated, and he received vaccines, deworming, and a microchip. This big guy lacked confidence; he was like the cowardly lion with a big heart, but so afraid. He depended on his mare to keep him sane. If he wasn’t with her, he would get very anxious. Over time, his confidence has grown, and he evolved into a gentle giant.
Brodie has good looks and an athletic body. Before our move to Pilot Hill, Brodie spent time with a trainer (without his mare) building his confidence and learning new things. Besides basic groundwork, he was introduced to a saddle. He tried hard to do what was asked, but it was really difficult for him. He needed more confidence to carry a rider, so he came home, and we gave him more time.
Brodie has come a long way since the day we met him. He can be pulled out of the pasture for handling, grooming, or work without any anxiety or other behavior issues . He is easy to handle, but needs time to understand when being introduced to something new. He very much enjoys spending time with humans.
Best of all, Brodie was adopted this fall, and now, he has a human of his own now!
As we wind down the year, our goal is to raise at least $35,000 this holiday season to jump start our funding for the new year and make sure 2024 is merry & bright for horses-in-need.
Like you, we have felt the pressure of the changing economy. Hay, fuel, supplies, and other care costs have increased substantially. The effects are compounded for nonprofits across the country, as many of us have seen a decrease in overall donations. Rising costs and fewer donations are stretching us thin, impacting our ability to serve the number of horses we typically serve. We’ll scale back as we need. We need your support more than ever.
On average, it costs about $8 per horse each day for feed and health care for the horses at AAE. Expenses add up quickly when caring for 50+/- horses and other animals, including costs for basic care, diagnostics, treatments, medications, surgery, and emergency care, when needed.
We know your lives have been impacted, too, we’re all in this together. If you’re able, please consider making a year end donation to support this life-saving work and make it possible to help more horses-in-need.
Expenses can add up quickly, but your donations can, too! If every one of our followers made a $5 donation, we could surpass our goal by thousands.
You can help make similar stories to share next year by donating today. Any amount is very much appreciated, and it makes a big difference for the horses.
Ways to Give This Holiday Season
(1) Set up a bill pay with your bank for a one-time (or recurring) donation
(2) Mail a check to:
All About Equine Animal Rescue
2201 Francisco Drive #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(3) Drop off your donation at:
AAE Used Tack Store
4050 Durock Road #6
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(4) Donate online using a credit card, Venmo, or PayPal by clicking hereor any of the red “Donate” buttons
(5) Text HOPE4HORSES to 53-555
(6) Venmo your donation to @allaboutequine
A New Way to Give
Start your own fundraiser on behalf of AAE! Then ask friends and family to donate as a gift for your birthday, Christmas, or just because, and help the horses of AAE! Click here to get started. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes really do make a difference and make all of this work possible!
Thanks for your gracious and continued support of AAE!