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Save The Date for Boots & Bling 2022!

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We are excited to announce that our

9th Annual Boots and Bling event

will be held on

Saturday, August 6, 2022!

We loved it, so we will be back at the

Forni Building at the

El Dorado County Fairgrounds

in Placerville, CA.

The event will feature

dinner by Blackjack Grill BBQ,

DJ Music and entertainment by The Sundance Kid,

live and silent auctions, and

stories from our barn featuring

our horses, volunteers, and more.

Save the date!

Tickets will go on sale in May!

We hope you will be able to join us!

Interested in volunteering at event? We are looking for volunteers to help with the Boots & Bling teams in the following areas: event planning and decor, sponsorships and auctions, ticket sales, and volunteer coordinating. We will be scheduling a planning meeting soon!

How about sponsoring or donating an auction item?

If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or donating, please send us an email describing your interest to BandB@allaboutequine.org.

Thank you in advance!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Thank you for ALL the love and support you show our horses!

It is YOU and your kindness that make our work possible.

Thank you for being such an important part of AAE!

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

Share your love this Valentine’s Day ❤️

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Valentine’s Day is about celebrating those you love, so share a little extra love with some of your favorite horses!

Donate and make a difference for these deserving sweethearts.

Donate

This year, we’re doing something new! Donate at least $10 by February 14 and receive a special Valentine from our barn.

If you make a gift on behalf of your main squeeze, you can give your recipient one of our personalized Valentines. Choose from 7 designs.

If your donation is a gift, please add a note in the “Special Instructions to the Seller” box in PayPal.

Donate

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT!

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

Counting down to 2022!

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Recapping 2021 as We Welcome 2022

In the midst of our move, 2021 is rapidly coming to a close. We’re sad we’ve not been able to share our traditional 31 stories for them month of December, so we thought we’d recap the year to show who you’ve helped in 2021.

Distressed Sanctuary Support to 9

In ongoing support to a distressed sanctuary, AAE took in seven horses (Mila, Rory, Jack, Nash, Dakota, Clay, and Duke) and two pigs over the course of the year, and the sanctuary wound down operations after animal control initially intervened. All but Jack have received much needed dental and hoof care, vaccines, and deworming. They were microchipped and DNA tested, too. Jack is a 12-ish mustang that was never touched (for years) at the sanctuary. Jack had five days of Liberty work with Patrick Sullivan when he visited AAE, then later spent some time at Monty Roberts International Learning Center with Clay and Duke. Jack participated in a mustang gentling program, while Clay and Duke participated in a starting program. Jack is slowly accepting human touch, but he’s still reactive and untrusting with humans. Mila had eye issues that were treated and resolved. Dakota had extensive heel cracks that extended into his coronary band in both hind hooves. On top of that, through his vet exam, we discovered he has no vision in one eye. Rory spent some time with a trainer and worked on a bucking issue. Nash’s needs were met with basic care updates. He’s a very handsome lady’s man. He loves his girls, and he let’s the other’s know it! Clay’s hooves were a bit of a wreck, and finally, after a few trim cycles, they seem to be unfolding like a flower blooming…everything falling in place. Mila quickly found her forever home.

Oscar and Oliver were severely overweight, so much so that fat pads covered their eyes (they could not see), and their bellies dragged on the ground. Their tusks and toes were much overgrown, as well. They were vetted. tusks and toes trimmed, and placed on a very restricted diet. It’s taken many months to melt away the fat and so they can see. Poor lil piggies, they’re still looking for a farm sanctuary or a better pig home to live out their days. Can anyone help?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our barn to you!

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DID NOT KNOW… by Alissa Kelly

 

I did not know a horse could bring people into your life that end up meaning the most to you.

I did not know a horse could make the hardest days of your life bearable.

I did not know a horse could teach you to put others first.

I did not know a horse could remind you time and time again that your gut is always right.

I did not know a horse could break your heart.

I did not know a horse could pick you up when you have fallen apart.

I did not know a horse could teach you to dream again, after you thought it was not possible.

I did not know a horse could make you believe in yourself.

I did not know a horse could teach responsibility, work ethic, and dedication.

I did not know a horse could make you believe in something when no one else does.

I did not know a horse could make you learn to forgive and forget.

I did not know a horse could humble you faster than you can say humble.

I did not know a horse could make you a winner.

I did not know a horse could also teach you how to lose gracefully.

I did not know a horse could instill patience in you.

I did not know a horse could make you listen better.

I did not know a horse could give you their heart.

I did not know a horse could change your life.

I did not know a horse could do all these things…

…..but now I know.

A Christmas Story

In years past, today would be story 25 of our 31 stories for 2021. Well, suffice it to say, we’ve been really busy with The Big Move to Pilot Hill. We’ll have more on that coming soon; until then, we have the most heartwarming story to share. Many of you know how much we love our oldies, and AAE just had the good fortune to make a Christmas miracle come true for one ol’ guy.

AAE was asked to help with an old donkey. We were really hoping to find a new buddy for our lil’ Sammy, but because we’re smack dab in the midst of our transition to our new property, there was no way we could provide the type of care and housing this ol’ guy needed. That said, we knew there must be a way we could help.

Because who can resist these old ears, “the way” came to us. It was kismet. It didn’t take long for the answer to come to light. We got a call from one of our AAE families with an ol’ mare in urgent need of a companion, and it was an ideal situation. There was no question, it was meant to be.

Meet the newest member of AAE’s class of ’21, his name is Figgy Puddin’. When we were told it was old donkey that was all alone, we had no idea they meant really old…and really special. Would you believe, he’s 45. He’s quite arthritic, but he’s an incredibly sweet old man (really, really!).

He perked up when we told him we’d figure it out. We learned what we could, but there wasn’t much history available, but our best guess was that this guy hadn’t spent much time in a trailer, so we thought we were in for a long afternoon, especially considering his arthritis. Much to our surprise, when he hobbled to the trailer with us, Mr. Figgy tried to load. His ol’ joints were pretty stiff, and the step up was quite a reach for him. We helped him….one leg up, then another leg up. He looked like he was on top o’ the world. With a little ass-istance with his behind, he was up and in, and headed for the corner feeder. There was no resistance, no fight, no struggle….just an obliging ol’ guy ready to hit the road. (He got a little medical support to help him with the trip, too). Before we knew it, we were on the road.

We had a slow, easy ride, and when we arrived, this ol’, arthritic guy leapt out of the trailer like a spry guy that had done it a million times. He let out a big bray, and we can only hope he was saying, “It’s about time you got me outta there (the trailer)”.

He glanced around, and their eyes met. First the goats.

Then the girl!

We don’t think it was love at first sight, right?

His new mom took one look at his as he was exiting the trailer, and she said she loved him already. She assured him it was going to be ok.

We think he understood and enjoyed the loving hug and wanted another!

Before long, the two mosied off for a little grub. We were all relieved with how quickly Figgy settled in. He’s eating well, and so far, seems very content. It’s a lot of change for an old donk, but we’re hopeful he’ll transition ok. He’ll be spoiled with lots of love and kindness ’til the end. Once he’s settled in in a few days, he’ll get an eval so he can get some much needed hoof and dental care. He’s getting a new blanket, and whatever else he needs.

Til then, he wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS TO ALL and

MAY ALL YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS COME TRUE IN 2022!

From all of us to all of you!

 

Can’t make Boots & Bling? Register now, and you can join us virtually for the silent auction, today from 4-6p!

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Boots & Bling is TONIGHT!

SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Forni Building

Doors open at 4pm

Catered BBQ dinner, no host bar (beer and wine), DJ Music and dancing, and fabulous live, silent, and dessert auctions.

We are grateful we can celebrate together in person this year!

Thank you for your support – We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!

Due to the Caldor Fire postponement,

we MAY have a small number of tickets available for walk-in guests,

but no guarantees at this point

Boots & Bling Silent Auction!

If you aren’t able to attend in person, but still want to join the fun and support AAE, the silent auction is open in person AND online this year! We have some wonderful and exciting items available! The live auctions are exclusive to attendees.

Registration for the silent auction is open now. Once registered, you can preview items until the auction opens. Bidding starts at 4p (PST) tonight, Saturday, October 16. The auction closes at 6p (PST).

Help horses from home!

Register for the silent auction now!

How to Register

Register Now!

Winning items may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or shipped at winning bidder’s expense.

Questions? Email bandb@allaboutequine.org.

 

We look forward to celebrating with everyone tomorrow and raising more funds to help more horses into 2022. Horses like Maisy and Trace!

Maisy

Sweet Maisy is getting better every day. She’s got a few more days of treatment to go, and so far, so good. We’re looking forward to learn more about this gal. Keep your fingers crossed all continues to go well.

Trace

This guy, Trace, is healing well and feelin’ good. He’s gone from nearly losing an eye and resulting limited vision to an incredibly positive outcome. He does NOT have cancer, he will not lose his eye, and he will be coming out of retirement to go back to work serving the community. Look how well that incision is healing! High five to Trace and the docs at LBEMC!

Donate

This sweet girl needs you!

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There’s no rest for the weary. AAE is having a challenging September with three hospitalizations. The bright light is that two special horses are are getting a second chance at life because of you.

 

This sweet mare is in the hospital now, and she has a long road ahead.

She was dropped off at the vet for euthanasia because she’s been sick with a respiratory issue (non-contagious). Now she has a new life.

What matters is that we got the call, and we offered her a true second chance. Thankfully, owner agreed she could be saved if someone would take her.

We’ll have more photos to share soon. Please say some prayers for this young lady!

 

 

 

It happened not only once, but twice! This young man, now known as Trace, was retired from service from a local mounted police unit. He developed some swelling in his left eye due to a mass. After a series of diagnostics, there was not a definitive answer, but cancer was at the top of the list, and eye removal was likely part of his future. He was retired from service, but this guy was still so full of life.

We took a chance on this guy hoping, if nothing else, we’d be able to offer his a retirement filled with TLC while nature took its course.

Once at AAE, we discussed two more diagnostic options for a biopsy to get a more definitive diagnosis, either by scoping his sinus or by going into his frontal sinus.

So, off the to the vet he went so we could get a peak inside. The scope was inconclusive. Much to everyone’s surprise, once in the sinus, it appeared to be a cyst causing the swelling.

Tissue samples were collected and sent of to the lab, and Trace came back to the barn for a while. Several days later, we got some good news and some not so good news. Good news was the tissue was not cancer. Not so good news was that Trace needed another surgery to remove the cyst and make sure there was nothing more going on inside there.

Thankfully, the docs removed the cyst, cleaned things up, and put this handsome guy back together again. After post-op checks, he was released with great news. Though there is a slight chance the cyst could return, he has an excellent prognosis.

He is home and doing incredibly well. He’s demanding at feed time, and he’s not skipped a beat.

We are incredibly grateful that because of all of you, Trace also has a second chance at a new life.

As many of you know, our sweet Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week after an extended hospitalization for a prolonged colic. Trace’s first surgery was scheduled the same day Daisy went into the hospital. Needless to say, our vet budget took a big hit this month. If you’re able to donate toward their hospitalization costs, know your help has truly offered second chances for both of these lucky souls!

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Just a reminder, the new date for Boots & Bling is

Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 4pm

at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Our thoughts and prayers to all El Dorado County residents,

the firefighters, their families, and everyone impacted by the Caldor Fire.

Run Free, Daisy Donk

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Today, we are mourning the loss of our sweetest Daisy. Our girl had a challenging nine days of ups and downs, and yesterday, we helped her across the Rainbow Bridge to set her free to run across green pastures with her ol’ friends, Angus and Kasey.

Daisy came to AAE in 2016 with her big buddies, Angus and Kasey, after a family health crisis. She was six. Angus and Kasey were older draft fellas, much beloved AAE residents that have since passed. Lil Daisy was the boss of these two big guys, and she exerted her authority when it came to meal time!

Everyone was so fascinated by Daisy. From Marshallow and Patches to the rest of the farm critters….well, except maybe the sheep! It didn’t take long for the herd’s hierarchy to play out.

Daisy had the best ears in the world. Besides adorable, they were soft and fuzzy, and though she thoroughly enjoyed her spa days, her favorite was ear massages. She loved having her ears rubbed.

She was a big character, too. Her lil’ personality was precious. There was countless moments of laughter when Daisy was around.

Those of you that know Daisy know that her bestest friend was lil’ ol’ Sammy-boy. This little guy is going to miss her sooooooo very much. Please keep him in your prayers and send him lots of love. For now, he’s settling in with the mini boys, Flame, Robbie, and Dusty. It seems Flame’s wisdom understands his broken heart the best. Hang in there Sammy, you’ll have lots of love to help you along.

What I’ll miss most about this sweet girl was the softness of her muzzle and the kindness in her mouth. She gave the most loving nuzzles and nibbles, always a warm, fuzzy moment from her. If you experienced those lips, you’ll know what I mean. Kind of odd from the lil woolly mammoth.

Oh, Dais…it was so long before your time. Thank you for giving everyone such wonderful memories….sweet, cute, precious, warm, kind, funny, and all the gamut of emotions. You were such a sweet and special soul. You were loved by many, and we’ll remember you, always.

Daisy spent the last nine days hospitalized at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center where the docs worked hard to resolve her colicky symptoms. She initially improved, then had some ups and downs, we had encouraging days, but the last couple days became very difficult, to say the least. In the end, there was nothing more we could do to ease her pain. We thank everyone for the love, support, concern, and warm words during this time. As many of you know, the costs of care for hospitalization can be challenging. If you’d like to make a donation to AAE in memory of Daisy, we would very much appreciate the opportunity to pay it forward to the next equine in need.

THANK YOU!

Donate

 

You’re Invited to An Evening of Unbridled Laughs!

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You’re Invited to an Evening of Unbridled Laughs!

To get you in the spirit for the “mane” event tomorrow,

here are some of our favorite jokes!

We should probably leave the jokes and funny business to the comedic professionals!

Enjoy some BIG laughs and help horses in need tomorrow, Thursday, July 22,

at 8PM at Laughs Unlimited in Old Sacramento!

$20 of each admission ticket will be donated to AAE.

All tickets MUST be purchased online prior to the event.

Buy Tickets

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Then next month join us for…

Our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event (in-person) will be held

Saturday, August 21st at 4pm

in the Forni Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

This event will feature a BBQ dinner by BlackJack Grill, DJ music by Sundance Kid, dancing, and our awesome live and silent auctions.

$55 per person, based upon availability.

If you would like to sit together with a group,

please purchase your group tickets in one transaction.

Purchase

Boots & Bling Still Needs Your Help!

Thank you to our auction donors, things are looking up, but we’re not there yet!!

For the past 8 years AAE has received significant financial support from the auctions held during Boots & Bling. Unfortunately, we are still short of our goal for items to be auctioned during this year’s event. We are requesting urgent help with donations of experiences, destinations, services, and unique items that will inspire our horse-loving community to bid, helping fund the care, support, and feeding of the horses as well as the infrastructure needs of AAE.

Examples of auction items that could help bring in donations include airline miles, a vacation rental or timeshare, hotel stays, travel experiences, tickets to a sporting event or any event, a round of golf, a sailboat experience, an activity, a fishing trip, theatre tickets, an excursion, a wine tasting experience, a lunch date with a wizard, an educational opportunity, appliances (air conditioner, wood burning stove, refrigerator, grill, television, etc.), skis or a snowboard for the slopes, a boat, a truck, a trip to the Amazon, wine, beer, other spirits, gift cards of any kind, or any other ideas you might have!

We are truly an organization that is powered by our community through your support, donations, and volunteerism – please reach out through your network to secure auction items, helping AAE to continue rescuing animals in need. Even if you don’t have items to donate, if you have any ideas or contact info, that would be greatly appreciated, too! This year is especially important to us as we continue in our transition to the new property in Pilot Hill. We know the past year with Covid has been hard on everyone, but if you can find a way to give, please do.

THANK YOU!

Last Chance! Herd Table Sponsorship & Early Bird Pricing Ends Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is your last chance to purchase

the Herd Table Sponsorship!

What’s included? A table for 12 in a preferred seating location plus your family name or company logo with link on all event-related marketing & advertising!

Gather your family, friends, riding buddies,

co-workers, & fellow animal lovers, and enjoy a fun-filled evening

at a table together to benefit horses in need!

The Herd Table Sponsorship is not available after July 7.

Adjoining tables can be facilitated when needed

Purchase

Individual early bird tickets are available only until tomorrow, too!

Early Bird $45

After July 7, General Admission is $55

Ticket prices are per person.

If you would like to sit together with a group, please purchase tickets for your group in one transaction

Purchase

Buy today!

Tickets are limited

This event sold out in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event (in-person) will be held

Saturday, August 21st at 4pm

at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

This event will feature a BBQ dinner by BlackJack Grill, DJ music and dancing, and our awesome live and silent auctions.

Boots & Bling Still Needs Your Help!

For the past 8 years AAE has received significant financial support from the auctions held during Boots & Bling. Unfortunately right now we are well short of our goal for items to be auctioned during this year’s event on August 21. We are requesting urgent help in finding experiences, services, and unique items that will inspire our horse-loving community to bid, helping fund the care, support, and feeding of the horses as well as the infrastructure needs of AAE.

Examples of auction items that could help bring in donations include airline miles, a vacation rental or timeshare, a travel experience, tickets to a sporting event or other event, a round of golf, a sailboat experience, an activity, a fishing trip, theatre tickets, an excursion, a wine tasting experience, a lunch date with a wizard, an educational opportunity, appliances (air conditioner, wood burning stove, refrigerator, grill, television, etc.), skis or a snowboard for the slopes, a boat, a truck, a trip to the Amazon, or any other ideas you might have!

We are truly an organization that is powered by our community through your support, donations, and volunteerism – please reach out through your network to secure auction items, helping AAE to continue rescuing animals in need. Even if you don’t have items to donate, if you have any ideas or contact info, that would be greatly appreciated, too! This year is especially important to us as we continue in our transition to the new property in Pilot Hill. We know the past year with Covid has been hard on everyone, but if you can find a way to give, please do.

THANK YOU!

Tick Tock – Time is Running Out!

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Boots and AAE need YOUR help now!

For the past 8 years AAE has received significant financial support from the auctions held during Boots & Bling. Unfortunately right now we are well short of our goal for items to be auctioned during this year’s event on August 21. We are requesting urgent help in finding experiences, services, and unique items that will inspire our horse-loving community to bid, helping fund the care, support, and feeding of the horses as well as the infrastructure needs of AAE.

Examples of auction items that could help bring in donations include airline miles, a vacation rental or timeshare, a travel experience, tickets to a sporting event or other event, a round of golf, a sailboat experience, an activity, a fishing trip, theatre tickets, an excursion, a wine tasting experience, a lunch date with a wizard, an educational opportunity, appliances (air conditioner, wood burning stove, refrigerator, grill, television, etc.), skis or a snowboard for the slopes, a boat, a truck, a trip to the Amazon, or any other ideas you might have!

We are truly an organization that is powered by our community through your support, donations, and volunteerism – please reach out through your network to secure auction items, helping AAE to continue rescuing animals in need. Even if you don’t have items to donate, if you have any ideas or contact info, that would be greatly appreciated, too! This year is especially important to us as we continue in our transition to the new property in Pilot Hill. We know the past year with Covid has been hard on everyone, but if you can find a way to give, please do.

THANK YOU!

The Herd Sponsorship is only around for a few more days!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a table for 12 in a preferred seating location plus have your family name or company logo with link on all event-related marketing & advertising!

Adjoining tables can be facilitated when needed.

Purchase

Don’t need a table for 12?

Early bird pricing ($45) is also available only until July 7!

$55 general admission

Ticket prices are per person.

If you would like to sit together with a group, please purchase tickets for your group in one transaction.

Purchase

Buy today!

Tickets are limited.

This event sold out in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event (in-person) will be held

Saturday, August 21st at 4pm

at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

This event will feature a BBQ dinner by BlackJack Grill, DJ music and dancing, and our awesome live and silent auctions.

Zena Is Home!

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Thanks to you, Zena is home and recovering!

We are grateful! Zena came home to AAE yesterday after a nine-day stay at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center.

She went in for treatment last week for a large, deep ulcer her right eye. She has also been treated for uveitis in the left eye, and while at the clinic, they found a pinpoint-sized ulcer on the left eye. On Saturday morning, we got the call that the eye with the ulcer ruptured, and before long, Zena had surgery to remove her right eye. Fortunately, the ulcer in the left eye resolved quickly!

We’re happy she’s home, and we hope she’s happy to be back with her AAE family.

We’re not sure! Well, she’s her big, beasty self, but she seems a bit nervous and agitated. She’ll settle in and adapt soon. Losing vision is not something anyone wants to experience. Fortunately, horses can do very well with one eye. Many of you remember Ralphie, and some even remember Angus? Zena will get better, so continue to send more of your healing energies her way.

Heartfelt thanks to all that have donated and shared in support of her treatment and care costs, and now surgery costs.

Thank you for helping us

Donate, share, follow!

Donate to Support Zena

We can’t do this without you!

Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word.

Share our Posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

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

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

Another Update On Our Sweet Zena

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We got some not so good news this morning. Zena’s right eye, the good eye, lost the battle with the ulcer; her right eye ruptured. As a result, she needed surgery to remove the eye. Fortunately, everything went well, and she’ll be coming home soon.

We will be happy to have her back at the barn soon to help her adjust to a new world. Her left eye is doing much better and will likely require ongoing treatment for uveitis. Fortunately, uveitis can me managed long term if it doesn’t resolve.

Please send Zena some healing thoughts!

Need to catch up on Zena’s health situation? Read about it here.

Thank you to the supporters who have already donated towards her care. We are so grateful for our community!

If you’re able to help with her surgery and additional care costs, Zena and everyone at AAE would appreciate your support.

Donate, share, follow!

Donate to Support Zena

We can’t do this without you!

Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word.

Share our Posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

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

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

Update on our ol’ girl, Zena

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Time for another Zena update!

To recap, if you didn’t catch last week’s email, Zena, our 26-ish year old Percheron mare, has been experiencing eye issues. She’s been experiencing chronic uveitis in her left eye. It has been managed with meds/treatment, but not resolving. It is very painful!

A couple weeks ago, she developed a large and dangerously deep ulcer on her right eye, which is also very painful! Sadly, this put her vision at risk.

After several days of treatment, the ulcer was not improving, so she was hospitalized at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center for a procedure to support her right eye and to provide treatment every two hours.

During an exam, a pinpoint-sized ulcer was also found on her left eye.

More frequent treatment did not improve the right (good) eye, so on Friday, Zena had a procedure called a Tarsorrhaphy. I can’t say it, but it’s a surgical procedure in which the eyelids are partially sewn together to narrow the eyelid opening to protect the cornea and keep it moist. (If you zoom in on the photo of Zena above and look closely, you can see her sutures) However, it’s not without risk! The dilemma is, it provides good protection, but the ulcer is covered and not visible to monitor. The sutures will be removed in a few days to see how the eye is progressing, but thankfully so far, so good.

The other good news, the ulcer on the left eye has resolved, but sadly, the uveitis flared again, so she’ll continue with treatment of the left eye, too.

Zena is expected to stay at LBEMC for at least a few more days.

Thank you to the generous donors that have helped support some of the costs for her care. As you can imagine, the costs for hospitalization and treatment continue to grow.

If you’re able to help, Zena would appreciate your support. If everyone that can will help a little, it will make a big difference for this sweet, big gal.

Donate, share, follow!

Donate to Support Zena

Zena weighed in at almost 1700 lbs!

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BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

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

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

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For the love of the horse, you came together…❤️

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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For the LOVE of the HORSE, you came TOGETHER!

Because of your generous donations, opens, shares, positive thoughts, and simple kindness, you raised over $22,000 to help make a better world for horses.

“Thank You”, those two little words that mean so very, VERY much!

ZENA UPDATE!

Zena is undergoing another procedure today to protect her eye while she tries to heal. The ulcer in her right eye is dangerously deep. Vision in her left eye is already at risk due to uveitis, so we need to do what we can to make sure the “good” eye is able to heal. One of the surgeon’s at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center will suture her eyelids partially closed to protect her eye and keep it moist. As with all procedures, there are risks, so this big girl needs some healing thoughts her way.

Thank you all for making this possible for Zena.

If you missed the opportunity to give big yesterday, you can still help Zena by giving today.

Donate

 

BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

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

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

We’re well past the halfway point! And the Giving Continues…❤️

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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We are past the halfway point on this Big Day of Giving!

We can’t believe how fast the day is going by! We are inspired by your generosity! Thanks to you we have met our matching funds goal!

Your support today has been amazing, but we aren’t done yet!!

Give Now!

Let’s keep the momentum going! There are a few hours left to Give!! The horses at AAE are counting on you!!! It is with your support that AAE is able to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome these beautiful animals! Do it for the horses!

Help us raise critical funds for the horses at AAE! EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

Big or Small, it makes a Difference!

Give Where your Heart Is

Thank you for your support, you are helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, shopping, sharing, & liking

saves horses, one life at a time!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

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

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

Happy Valentine’s Day

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Taking a moment to wish you all a Happy Valen-swine’s Day from our newest intakes – Oliver & Oscar! These two ol’ guys came recently from a with a couple of horses from distressed sanctuary. They are senior, very overweight potbelly pigs in much need of some TLC. We have been playing phone tag with the piggy doc and will know more soon.

Hogs & kisses! We appreciate all of your love & support.

 

NEED A LITTLE MORE 💖 IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for their lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

Martina

Blue

Diesel

Carly

Shooter

Chesney

 

Mabel

Tegan

Big

Rustic

Marlee

Clare

Sandy

 

Teea

Frankie

Allie

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

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 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!

 

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!

 

 

 

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