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TEXAS TRIUMPH NEEDS YOUR HELP!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

 

Quick update and a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with Dandelion and to get this big guy home.

Dandelion is doing very well and already has an amazing couple who will be adopting her.

Meet TEXAS TRIUMPH. This beautiful 4 year old was slated for slaughter. When I got the call I had to step up.

Sadly, (as is pretty much the norm with most of the horses we rescue) he has a life threatening condition, caused most likely by lack of care.

When I went to check on him after he arrived I saw his feed and water pouring back out his nose. Much like the 2 year old TB we rescued, he could not swallow. After nearly $3000 in vet bills for him alone, (much of that cost being for the medicine for his horrific ulcers and the infection he is fighting), we are limping along, hour by hour.

His preliminary diagnosis is Esophageal Stricture, which means his Esophagus is full of scarring which is making it extremely difficult for him to eat or drink. At this point he is on liquid mash, and although he still has food and water coming back out his nose, he has been getting some down. (We had some really great poop, which means food & water are actually getting to his stomach and everything is working well inside.)

He is not in pain as far as the feed and water, but had horrible ulcers. I believe the meds are working as far as the ulcers, but his prognosis is fragile at best. He has had days where he runs and plays, and then yesterday he didn’t eat much. He is thriving as far as getting love and attention, and all he wants to do is “hang out”.

Worse case scenario is he will be loved and cared for properly until he suffers a bad case of “choke” again or gets a deadly case of pneumonia from aspirating. Best case scenario is he will live a long and healthy life, but all the vets warned me the second option is not likely. HE NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS! He is going to be part of our “Sunshine & Smiles Program” for as long as we have him.

However, he is enjoying himself, wants to “cuddle” and is playing with everything he can find, interacting with the other horses and just being a great big, loving clown.

So now we are struggling to catch up with the vet bills, keep feeding all the kids here, and start getting ready for foaling season.

We recently got the 2 remaining stallions gelded and lots of long feet trimmed. All of this costs money and we still have 4 milk babies.

So ALL help is so appreciated. Again, THANK YOU FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES.

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

Below, Winter and Dandelion enjoying the day.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Save Your Ass Rescue Newletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

A little bit about us..

I have never been happier to see a year come to an end. 2019 has been the most difficult year for Save Your Ass Long Ear rescue since our inception as a non-profit in 2007. At this time last year, I was recovering from a broken leg and messed up ankle.
This is when my friend, and most amazing employee Hannah Exel, stepped up to the plate. She has not backed down since. Hannah has been an animal lover since her childhood; nurtured at the knee of her grandfather Elbridge Bellows. His love of his draft horses got and kept Hannah especially interested in equines.

The “manure hit the fan” in April when we took in six sick donkeys which changed our workload dramatically. Hannah went into overdrive. She worked, and continues to work closely with our wonderful veterinarian, Dr. Kristen Clapp and super tech Remington Morancy, in keeping on top of what animals need and setting up appointments to make sure those needs are taken care of. Hannah is no stranger to hard work and totes hay bales and snow plows driveways and paddocks, and feeds the rescues and cares for them 5 days out of the week. She has become a fencing wizard, ensuring all animals are safely confined within beautiful, straight fence lines. It has been an amazing experience for me to see this young woman who came to work at SYA in 2015 blossom and become a real force to be reckoned with. I am proud that Hannah is not only a valued board member, but Shelter Manager, and has gotten the positive reinforcement bug big time and has become a phenomenal trainer. She is taking Ben Hart’s training course and will be starting Dr. Susan Friedman’s LLA class this month. I would not have made it through this last year without the knowledge that she had my back. The trust and friendship that has developed between us really came into the forefront in 2019. We are in this together.

I also want to thank the wonderful volunteers who help us out in so many ways. We would not be where we are today without the help of Joan Gemme, Andria Elliot, Pamela Kissell, Mike Dunham, Pamela Simmons, Logan, Jennifer Molnar, Regina Molnar, Johnny Carroll, and my amazingly supportive, fun loving B.O.D.; Hannah, Elise Paffrath, JoEllen Barton, and Jean Cross. Hannah’s fiance’ Trevor Allen, and my most amazingly supportive husband Jeff who had no idea what he started when he got me a donkey for my birthday close to thirty years ago. Lastly, but certainly in no way least; YOU!! Our SYA “family” who have been over the top with your support; both emotional and financial this year. Asking for help is very hard for me and I have hated to have had to have done it so often. You folks stepped up big time!!

Hannah and I are very grateful to you all. Best wishes to you all for a healthy, happy, peace and loved filled 2020.

Ann

Hi everyone this is Hannah chiming in as a PS!
I am going to share a little bit about Ann now..

Heres a little info on the Founder of Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue; Ann Firestone. Ann has always loved animals ever since she was a very young age, she used to rescue squirrels, chipmunks, and other small injured animals that crossed her path. Being an animal lover one of her favorite books was Brighty of the Grand Canyon. Since that book, she always wanted a donkey of her own. Ann got her first donkey in 1990. Be Bop a Lula was her name. A small brown miniature donkey with tiny little legs and sweet soft eyes. Ann and Jeff, her husband brought her to their home in South Acworth and their long journey of donkey rescue began!

She took in many other animals people couldn’t take care of anymore, mostly donkeys as you could probably guess. Being a Vet tech for many years she knew how to nurture them to health and either re-home them or keep them as part of her family.

The Rescue has been ongoing since 2006 but officially got the 501c3 status in 2007! Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue was born! Ann and the rescue have adopted out on average 30-40 animals per year, that means SYA has adopted out roughly 400 donkeys and mules, (and one miniature horse) in 13 years! She has been many things over the years, a certified dog trainer who is dedicated to positive reinforcement training, a Vet Tech, a licensed wildlife rehabber, and currently the Co-Founder and President of SYALER. This year has honestly has been a crapshoot. If not for our supporters being so generous the rescue would not still be here.

We have been working double time this whole year just to catch up and to keep the rescue going. I am fortunate to be able to go home from all the chaos at the end of the day and on weekends, but Ann is in it 24/7. I have never met some on who gave so much of themselves and their life to saving animals.  Often times Ann is up late replying to emails, sending thank you notes, and filling orders, she works very hard to keep this whole thing going! She is an amazing person who deserves to be recognized but would never mention any of this herself, so here I am!

Happy New Year to all,

Hannah Exel

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UPDATE on BABY CHRISTMAS!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

A MIRACLE THAT BABY CHRISTMAS is STILL WITH US AND CONTINUING TO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE.

Baby Christmas was apparently attacked by Coyotes on the range. Luckily, his Mama and the band protected him and fought them off. However, he had already received serious, life threatening injuries that may still lead to his death. :(

Sadly, he remained on the range for another 5? or so days after the attack, which allowed the infection to rage through his body. Issues with the quality of the Colostrum he received from his sweet Mama, combined with the lengthy stretch of time before treatment while being so injured, may still cause him to lose his life.

He was unable to stand when he was brought in, and still cannot stand up by himself. He was in extremely poor condition, being close to emaciated under all that hair, extremely dehydrated, and numerous bites and punctures that had sealed over, locking the infection inside him.

We have been at the emergency vet for 4 days, and he has a 50/50 chance of survival. The last blood work showed that his body was going Septic. We have since started him on different antibiotics, and he is now receiving 4 injections a day. He has so much infection draining out of his body, and is also having issues with his umbilical cord. At this point urine is leaking out, but he would not have a chance at surviving surgery. So we have been using alternate methods to try and treat that issue, although it looks like he will need surgery for that if he survives and after he becomes strong enough.

This precious little man is a fighter. He definitely wants to be here, and he is drinking his milk like a champ. He is just learning about munchies, and every indication from him is that he wants to be here and plans on staying. Whether his body can cash the checks his spirit is writing is another story.

We need lots and lots of prayers. The only reason he is still with us today is that so many folks are praying. We and our Docs are doing every thing possible and then some to help him survive, but it is truly in God’s hands.

Our bills are piling up. We want to thank American Wild Horse Campaign for raising funds and paying the $850 for the two bags of life saving Plasma he received.

However, with Skipper”s Vet bill (gelding, x rays and those nasty ski’s – hooves he had removed) combined with the ongoing bills from Baby Christmas, it is really going to drain the coffers. We still have other stallions with horrific feet and starvation cases from the Sad 7 to take care of, so any help with the vet bill, Milk Powder, Farrier expenses etc. etc. etc. is very much appreciated.

I will continue the 24/7 care with Baby Christmas until he no longer chooses to fight. However, I do not see him quitting if he has any choice. Please pray for a successful outcome. (He also cannot use his front leg.) Our beloved Baby Christmas is definitely a hot mess.

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Two significant positive developments we wanted to share

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

As the dust settles on the Fiscal Year 2020 spending agreement reached by Congress this week, we wanted you to know that the fight is far from over and that there will be ample opportunities for us to defend wild horses and burros in the New Year.

We also want to highlight two significant positives that were included in the spending bill that are a direct result of your advocacy and leadership from key officials in Congress.

Congress attached strings to the $21 million budget increase for the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program

The spending bill states that the additional funding will not be made available until 60 days after BLM submits a report to Congress detailing its plan for future wild horse management. This is a direct result of alarm bells raised by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Chair Deb Haaland and ten of their colleagues about increasing the agency’s budget by nearly 30% without following proper oversight channels.

While we remain disappointed that Congress awarded the BLM millions more tax dollars without strict requirements to prevent BLM from using all the funds to round up and sterilize wild horses, this new provision is a significant improvement over previous versions of the spending bill. It gives the House committee with oversight over the BLM — the Natural Resources Committee — a chance to scrutinize the plan and, potentially, take steps to rein in the BLM, before funding is authorized.

Huge thanks for this major development goes to Grijalva, Haaland, Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, and their colleagues who formed this bipartisan effort to protect our wild horses and burros by signing a letter to request proper oversight.


Forest Service Wild Horse and Burro Slaughter Ban

Another positive development in the FY 2020 spending bill is language that prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from destroying healthy wild horses and burros and selling them for slaughter. Previously, Congress prohibited the BLM from lethal management of wild horses and burros, but the ban did not extend to the Forest Service, which manages a much smaller but still significant number of federally-protected wild horses and burros in the West.

The expanded prohibition is a direct response to the Forest Service’s threat to sell California wild horses for slaughter and a result of the leadership of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein — a long time champion of horse welfare — and U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu, Dina Titus, Grijalva, and California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria who worked with AWHC to pass legislation to improve protections for California’s horses from slaughter.

Everyone who contacted their elected officials over this past year to seek protections for our cherished wild horses and burros should take a moment to appreciate the fact that our grassroots advocacy is working. Although this work is a marathon, not a sprint, and there are disappointments along the way, we are making progress on the road to saving America’s iconic wild herds.

So, as we fire up our legislative and legal teams for the challenges ahead, we want to thank you for staying strong and committed. You are the key ingredient to our successful advocacy for our wild horses and burros, and together, we remain the last line of defense between these beloved animals and their destruction.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The AWHC team

More Information

On BLM Funding Increase:

On Forest Service selling wild horses for slaughter:

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Developing story: Congress is under renewed national pressure to protect wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We reached out to you about a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in Congress who are taking a stand to champion language during budgetary negotiations that would help protect wild horses and burros next year.

Led by the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Raúl Grijalva, these lawmakers are working to prevent federal funds from going toward inhumane sterilization surgeries and accelerated mass roundups (which is being supported in a plan called the ‘Path Forward’).

Thousands of you reached out to your members of Congress (thank you!) and news of this bipartisan mustang protection effort has been carried across the nation, including in The New York Times.

Take a moment to read the article in The New York Times and see how we’re giving our mustangs and burros a fighting chance in the halls of Congress against this dangerous plan →

Thank you for helping to shine a light on this important fight by letting your representatives know what is at stake for our wild horses and burros.

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses this year.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!
Remember AmazonSmile when you shop!
With every purchase, AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

SCARLETT

Scarlett is another safety net case returning to AAE in 2019.
Scarlett came back to AAE after her family experienced a family crisis that made it very difficult for them to continue providing for her.
Scarlett originally came to AAE in 2012 after her elderly owner was admitted to a long term care facility.  We were told she was about 20 years old.  She came in shortly after her lil’ guy, Petie.
(He was a 5 year old mini stud, cute as a button, but his first stop was castration!)
Scarlett has the greatest hair!
Scarlett was such a sweet lil’ thing, she participated in our youth program.
She loved attention and was mesmerized when groomed.  Not the greatest pic of her, but you get the essence of the hair and the littles she entertained.
As usual, we updated vaccines, dental and hoof care.  We also had her microchipped.
 Scarlett has a history of founder, so we had radiographs done to better understand her hoof status and to help the farrier provide the best trim possible.
Foundered horses and minis can live happy, pain free lives with proper care.  It was important she find a home with a family familiar to the sensitivity of these little guys. Fortunately, Scarlett has a second chance to share her special self.  She was adopted earlier this year.  She has two other mini friends and a few goat friends.
We’re excited for Scarlett and her new family!
We always look forward to updates from our adopters.
If you’ve adopted an AAE horse and we haven’t been in touch lately,
please drop us a line and let us know how things are going.
We love to share your updates!
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d rather mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

Help us reunite Samson with his family and bring him home for the holidays

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

With a heavy heart, we have sad news to share with you.

The Bureau of Land Management set up a trap outside the Fish Springs Herd Area near Gardnerville, Nevada to remove wild horses over the Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, an entire family of wild horses lost their freedom as a result. Two treasured stallion brothers and four generations gone in a flash.

This is Samson.

Samson is a beautiful and respected stallion, known and loved by the local community — And known internationally among the tens of thousands of people who keep up with him and his fellow Fish Springs horses on Facebook.

After being caught in the trap, Samson and his family were loaded onto trailers and shipped to BLM holding pens near Reno. Soon the family could be separated by the BLM and sold off to the highest bidder.

We know Samson and his family belong together and deserve to be free. That’s why we’re organizing a national petition drive to keep them together and return them to the wild.

Add your name on our official petition: Join thousands in calling on the BLM to keep Samson’s family together by returning them to their home in the wild, where they belong!

Samson’s family includes his brother Jet, and his mares Old Momma, her daughter Apple, Apple’s daughter Dumplin’ and Dumplin’s baby little Sam (pictured together below). Old Momma has been on the Fish Springs Range for more than 20 years and wants to go home.

They lost their freedom because one resident called the BLM to formally complain about these wild horses on his property.

The local community pressure was enormous, calling on the resident to remove the trap, which he finally did.

The very person who called in the complaint with the BLM regrets doing so and wants Samson and his family to stay together on their home range in Fish Springs.

This holiday season let’s make sure that happens. Sign our petition urging the BLM to return Samson and his family to their home on our public lands.

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

P.S. — The BLM’s removal of Samson and his family shows, once again, the heartlessness of this agency’s wild horse and burro management policies. Please consider supporting our work to fight these policies and keep wild horses and burros in the wild by making a donation (every dollar makes a difference in this critical fight!)

 

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911 IS REAL! A STARVING MARE AND FOAL, 3 HEAVILY PREGNANT MARES AND 2 STALLIONS NEED YOU NOW!!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Tiny pens, no shelter and winter is here with a vengeance. There is not enough room to move around to get warm and you cannot get away from the snow and wind. Add very little feed to the mix and you have some devastated horses. WE NEED TO SAVE THEM NOW! Failure is not an option.

Meet SKIPPER, a very sad and very worried stallion. When I first saw him, my heart sank. It was like South Dakota all over again. Not only his feet, but the fact that he was actually eating his waste. He was not sniffing around for hay, he was literally chomping down on the feces in his pen. These horses will do whatever it takes to survive.

(The gentleman taking care of these animals has been in the hospital and stepped up to ask for help. They are not even his horses, so I am so thankful that he asked for help, even thought the last thing I was wanting for Christmas was 7 more horses.)

We need to save Mama and her little baby. Mama has had zero milk for sometime and is old and emaciated. I had to pay their bail today. I simply could not bear the thought of her and her baby out in the cold, hungry and trying to survive.

Three more heavily pregnant mares and the 2 stallions need us also. Every one has hoof issues, and even the little baby has horribly long hooves. This is another thing I learned in South Dakota, (from Karen herself). A very young baby with really long hooves is the result of starvation :(

It’s a tough time of year to pick up 7 new kids, and Chilly Pepper needs your help. These horses need your help.

We are going to have extensive veterinary, farrier and feed expenses. We will need homes for the pregnant mares and the stallions once their feet are better and they are gelded. However, there is no way I can say no and leave them there.

It’s almost Christmas! Let’s give them the gift of happiness, love and the care they deserve!

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

Below – Poor SKIPPER eating his waste :(

 

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

  

 

AAE is so thankful for you! Your support and generosity on #GivingTuesday is so appeciated!
Without you, we would not be able to continue our mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome.
Thank you for all you do!
Did you know that giving isn’t limited to a single day? Let #givingtuesday be the start of your giving campaign!
There are more giving opportunities in the month of December as we continue to help horses! Your support means the world to horses in need! We can’t do it without you!
Thank you from the all of us at AAE.
It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses this year.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!

Remember AmazonSmile when you shop this Holiday Season!

AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

TEXAS, BIG & RICH

Texas, Big & Rich came to AAE in January 2019 after abandonment on a large (400-acre) property in Placer County eight years ago.  Sadly, these guys have a long history of failures after once roaming free.
Our understanding these mustangs came to a rescue in California in 2009 after removal from a neglect situation at another rescue in Nebraska.  These are three-strike mustangs; they had three failed adoption attempts while at BLM.  Long story short, in 2011, they were part of a group of 10 placed on a beautiful 400-acre foster property. The foster was asked to remove the horses after failing to provide the promised care.  When they returned to remove the group of 10, they were unable to load these three and left them behind, never to return for them.  Texas, Big & Rich lived on the foster property for years, until it was recently sold.  Sadly, these boys lost eight years of prime time, and according to their brands, they are all 16 years old.  Little is known about prior handling/training, but these guys were feral; none of the three were halterable at the time we picked them up.

Fortunately, picking up was straight forward.  The fosters had set-up a round pen, and fed the horses in the roundpen to get them used to coming in.  We setup a long loading chute from the roundpen to the trailer.  The pick up was anything but difficult; actually, the hardest part was managing the panels with only one truck/trailer.

  
The loading was the easy part….literally seconds from the time the roundpen was opened until the horses were in the trailer.  Think about the intake process and the hidden costs that most people don’t consider when thinking about the costs associated with rescuing horses: one trip to visit/evaluate the horses (three hours volunteer time), one trip to deliver and setup the panels (three hours onsite plus time hitching up, loading panels, fueling vehicle, ranch help unloading and setting up), one trip to load/pick-up the horses (three hours plus time for hitch-up, ranch help, an hour waiting on roadside for road service while truck was stuck in 4WD, return/unload, intake), and another trip to pickup the panels (three hours times two plus unloading).  Add the gas and wear and tear on the truck and trailer.   This was only the beginning of the journey with three feral mustangs that have already had failed placements a multitude of times.  Consider prepping for hoof, dental, and vet care after eight years of none.  Volunteer hours upon hours.

Fortunately, these boys were in relatively good health, except for Tex, who had foundered.  There was much work yet to do!

  
Tex responded well to re-learning about human touch and haltering, and we were able to get radiographs and a farrier on his hooves.  Thankfully, after several rounds of trimming, shoes, and ongoing hoof care, he’s done very well.
 
Tex and Rich were quite bonded.  Well, Rich was extremely timid, fearful, and reactive.  He found his confidence in Tex.  Tex, on the other hand, had a sweet blend of curious with a bit o’ confidence.  Where you found one, you found the other.  It was hard on Rich when Tex was away for farrier care or other work.  Unlike most mustangs, Rich was irrationally reactive, explosive, over the top.  With the slightest of pressure, he would lose his mind.  How I wish we knew what this lil’ guy had experienced; well, maybe not :(  Rich did much better when he and Tex joined the herd in our “pasture” (10-acre dry lot).  He interacted with the other horses and found solace with a couple of the girls.  Sadly, his separation anxiety was so extreme, he tried to challenged a farm gate during feeding time to get to one of his girls, and he injured himself.  Fortunately, we had made some progress with haltering, we were able to halter and sedate him for veterinary treatment (thanks to the team at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center), and his wounds healed with barely a scar.
  
It was very apparent the human world was simply way too much for Rich.  His fear and reactivity far outweighed a safe existence for him and his human friends at AAE.  We were very fortunate to find a sanctuary home for Rich and his BFF, Tex.
That leaves Big.  While Tex and Rich were winding down their stay at AAE, Big graduated and took a little vacay to enhance his learning as a project horse for a student at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center .  Big was a favorite.  (Consider the transport time and costs, as well as the student and instructor time, care costs, plus).
  
  
  
Big is a very willing and has a very kind soul.  That being said, he is reactive and a long way to go in becoming a confident, trusting partner, but charming he is!
Big needs his own person that is very experienced with mustangs.  He gives nicely to pressure, and he accepts touching around his neck, chest and withers more readily than his face, but he will tolerate facial and forehead rubs.  At AAE, his human time is divided among the many horses here.  He really needs his very own dedicated person to give him daily, consistent handling to continue his progress.  Big has an adorable “dork” factor with his charming eyes, head tilts, and generally goofy expressions.  You can’t help but fall in love with this guy.  At 16, he’s probably best suited as a fun companion for lots of liberty work.  He’s not going to be “easy” to develop into a trustworthy riding partner, but never say never.  The right person is just what he needs.  Someone calm, quiet, and confident, that knows how to develop trust and confidence and continue progress.

Big is available for adoption.  He is current with hoof and dental care, as well as vaccines and deworming.  He has a microchip in place.  He is NOT suitable for a beginner or anyone without significant experience gentling mustangs.

As you can see, the time, effort, and dedication it takes to rescue is much more than a quick pick up and rehome.  It takes hours upon hours of volunteer time and a lot of equipment and financial resources to accomplish just one rescue like Texas, Big and Rich.  Your support makes it possible for horses like these three to have another chance for a happy, healthy life.  Thank you!

BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d rather mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

#GivingTuesday is Here!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

AAE is participating in #GivingTuesday. This global giving movement has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
Join the movement, be a part of something BIG and GIVE!
As the giving season begins, we encourage you to think of the horses!  They are in need of your support, and there are many ways to give!
Help make a difference today!!
  
We can’t do this without your support and we THANK YOU for all you do!
Check out our website and Facebook page to learn more.
If you’d rather mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

The giving doesn’t stop there.  


Can’t give money? Give time and VOLUNTEER! 
AAE is a volunteer-based organization, and we always need volunteers.
Check out the Volunteer Needs section below for more details.
If you are interested in volunteering
Can there be more ways to give?!  Yes!!!
AAEs Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs is always in need of your gently used tack, equipment and supplies. All proceeds from the store support AAE’s operating costs including feed, veterinary expenses, hoof and dental care, and other day to day needs.  If you haven’t already, please come check it out!  Take a peek at our current inventory, and learn more about donating tack!
AAE Used Tack Store
4261 Sunset Lane, Suite B
Shingle Springs, CA
To make arrangements for your donation,
contact the store at tack@allaboutequine.org
or visit the AAE Used Tack Store Facebook page for updates too!

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

Remember AmazonSmile when you shop this Holiday Season!

AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

We have so many volunteer needs, come plug into AAE.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses this year.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!

BARNEY

AAE kicked off 2019 with an intake on the 1st day of January, so Barney is the perfect way to kick off the 1st day of our December stories.
Barney came to AAE on January 1, 2019 from a family distress situation. Barney is a Belgian Draft horse in his early 20s. He stands about 16.2 hands high.  His owner was not long widowed single mom of two young children facing many struggles of her own. She tried to hang on to Barney, the bright light in her life.  Sadly, Barney was paying the price for her despair, and she finally realized he needed more than she could give. He was underweight (weighing in at about 1300 pounds at intake), he’d been dealing with chronic diarrhea for months, and he also had some chronic respiratory issues.
He slobbers like the best of them, too (remember Angus?).
We learned Barney was originally trained as a driving horse as part of a team, and when that didn’t work out, he was rehomed.  Apparently, the next goal for this guy was to make him a trail horse, but that didn’t work out either. Barney had a troublesome kicking issue when faced with too much pressure.  Can you imagine being anywhere near the double barrel of a draft horse? He was labeled “unsafe” by his trainer who suggested his owner abandon the riding idea and keep him as a companion animal/pasture pet. This made for a nice opportunity for another widower, Zena, our Percheron mare that had lost her big, handsome guy, Kasey only a couple months prior.
Shortly after arrival, Barney got the intake routine.
his enormous hoofers were got a much needed trim by our farrier, Chris Culcasi.
Dental practitioner, Melissa Hammerlun also followed up with a dental exam.
Barney was dewormed, his vaccines were updated, and now he has a microchip in place.
Over the past year, Barney has gained at least 250 pounds, his poop firmed up nicely (those of you with horses appreciate firm poop, right?), and his respiratory issues have improved tremendously.  He is a big, handsome, and kind ol’ soul!  Barney is another gentle giant that loves to be loved on, he thoroughly enjoys being groomed, and any kind of attention is fine with him.  So far, he’s been nothing but a kind guy, but he attaches to his neighbor horses and gets separation anxiety when one is taken out/led away.  Because of his kicking history, he’s handled with caution. No one takes his size and strength for granted.
Until recently, Barney shared a fenceline with Zena; they were recently introduced to the herd, and they are enjoying a more spacious life in the big “pasture”.  He is absolutely smitten with Zena (aka Tyranosaurus Rex), and she with him. Well, they are more like attached at the hip.  Barney and Zena are both older drafts (in their 20s), and they will remain at AAE as a sanctuary companions.
BELIEVE, you support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories like Barney’s come true!
If you’d rather mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

Remembering our past Gentle Giants,

Kasey and Angus

We miss you guys!

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

Believe in the Magic of the Season

0

The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses this year.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!

Remember AmazonSmile when you shop Cyber Monday deals!

AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

SCOTTY , RUSTIC, and ALWAYS…and CLANCY, too

The fab three seniors, Scotty, Rustic, and Always came in to AAE in January 2019 as their retired owners were experiencing significant health issues making it difficult to provide their daily care.  They were also in the process of downsizing, selling their ranch property, and relocating their home out of state.
  The trio was in good health, and they had been well cared for, but like so many senior horses, they had been difficult to rehome.  To no avail, their prior owners had tried for quite some time to find a suitable boarding facility near their out of state home or a home locally.
  
Not long after they arrived, we did the intake dance, having their care updated:  hoof care, dentals, vaccines, deworming, and microchips. All three had old horse teeth, and they were all on pellets only senior diets.  The two ol’ dudes had a bit of “the look”, so Dr. Stolba – Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center also collected blood samples to test them for Cushing’s Disease.  Their bloodwork indicated they were both “in the zone’ (borderline), so they were started on low doses of daily medication (pergolide).
 
Upon arrival, Scotty was Rustic and Always were quarantined together; however, Scotty was quickly separated to improve his dining situation.  Rustic was bonded to Always; I say “to” and not “with”. Rustic found confidence through Always and rarely left her side. Though Always didn’t mind Rustic’s affection, his attachment became a detriment to her.  She’s such a lovely mare, and he wouldn’t stand for her to be anywhere but next to him. She loved attention and grooming, and she even seemed to enjoy getting back into saddle work. She thrived without him and had so much to offer. The longer they were here, the more dependent Rustic grew on Always. Scotty’s an independent soul, and unlike many seniors, he was quite adaptable to most anything.
  
Scotty is a 33 y/o Morgan gelding.  He is just a good ol’ guy! Scotty was used for both English and Western riding and on trails for many, many years.  He enjoys grooming and attention and has been willing to do whatever’s asked. Though he’s looking great for his age, he’s a bit arthritic, so he was also started on a daily feel good med (aka Equioxx) to help make each day a little easier. Due to hind end weakness, Scotty had not been ridden for quite some time.  Scotty is simply an uncomplicated guy…easy-going, laid back, and doesn’t demand a lot.
Rustic a 26 y/o Morgan.  He, too, is a sweet ol’ guy, too, but he has baggage, serious baggage! Rustic experienced a nail injury to his right hind hoof as a two year old.  A nail penetrated his navicular bursa, and he had an extended recovery period. As a result, the docs said there was no riding in his future. Worry not, he was trained as a driving horse, and did a lot of driving over the years, but e hadn’t been driven for some time. Rustic is a “Nervous Nellie” kinda guy.  He lacks confidence and bonds strongly to his paddock-mate or neighbors. At first he took a very slow, patient approach to halter, and he was anxious if separated from Always.
 Always is an early 20s Oldenberg mare.  Always was originally trained as a hunter/jumper, then later used for both English and Western riding, and eventually on trails.  Though she is a branded Oldenberg, her registration was lost. Her registry information was found online. Always is a very nice gal, very easy-going and mild mannered.  She enjoys grooming and attention, and she’s “always” willing to do what’s asked. Always was restarted with light saddle work, and after several years off, she was a delight to ride. She appeared to have had a good education under saddle, and it appeared with some conditioning, she could possibly work as a companion with occasional light riding.
It wasn’t long, and this sweet mare found her family.  She was headed to a big pasture to befriend another gelding to be his companion and an occasional light riding horse.
In comes Clancey!  Clancey came to AAE from a foster situation a few months after the fab three arrived.  She had belonged to a young woman that was heading off to college, and she was running out of time to find a home for her long time and senior companion.  Clancey had done it all, and the years of work had taken a toll on her ol’ bod. Her foster succumbed to the young gals plea for help after they visited to meet her as a potential riding horse.  They left when they didn’t see a fit, but impulsively took her in after pleas for help from her young owner. However, their other two horses were less than welcoming to the poor ol’ gal. It wasn’t long before they realized it would not work out and asked for help.  We accepted Clancey, but she remained with them in foster until we could find an adopter or space opened up.
 Sadly, no good situations presented for her, and she finally moved over to AAE.  Scotty was eventually moved to a paddock beside this lonely gal (Clancey), and they fell for each other!  It wasn’t long until Clancey and Scotty were neighbors that grew very fold of each other.  They were placed in long term foster when one of our volunteer families opened their hearts to this old couple so they could live out their lives together. Thank you, Jill and Bret for making room in your hearts, home, and barn for these two oldies!
That brings us back to Rustic.  As Rustic and Always became more of a challenge, Rustic’s behavior regressed. Rustic’s separation anxiety was extreme.  Ultimately, Rustic and Always were separated for Always’ benefit; she thrived, and Rustic moved on to attach to his next neighbor (yes, he quickly forgot about Always and began obsessing over another gelding).  Rustic was moved to a bachelor pad in the barn where he got exposure to daily volunteer activity and ultimately, their affection.  The aloof Rustic wants to be loved, but he resents a halter.  He is very selective about who touches him and when. He plays hard to get, and he IS often hard to get, unless he’s in a relatively small space.  Rustic is sensitive, and when approached slowly and calmly (by some), he accepts and enjoys h     cvxn (on his terms).  He can be a nice guy, but needs an experienced and calm/low energy person.
Rustic desperately needs a special kind of home where he can live out his remaining years.  Once haltered, he is easy going, enjoys grooming and walks.  He wants to bond with certain people.  He is good with front hooves and with farrier on front hooves, but right hind (past injury) was an issue with first trim. Rustic kicked out at farrier; however, prior owner indicated he was fine once hoof is in hand. That wasn’t the case that day.  We’ve since used a sedative gel to trim him to assure safety of our farrier.

Can you give this guy a final landing place?

BELIEVE, you support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d rather mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

Save Your Ass Rescue Newletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

Emaciated Horse and Donkey Become Best Friends 

As some of you may know, on the 7th of November Trevor and I went on a rescue trip to pick up a donkey and horse. (Ann was working hard for the rescue at Equine Affaire, otherwise she would have be with us!) The donkey and horse have since been given the new names Hobie and Walton. Both of these animals are completely emaciated and have been starved. Long story short, the gentleman we picked them up from today went to a farm in VT to buy horses. When looking at the horses he was going to buy he noticed a donkey and a horse in a separate pen and noticing their awful condition inquired about them to the farm owner. The owner told him in few words that they were no longer being used on his “ranch” and he was going to dispose of them in the next couple of weeks. Bless this man, he bought them on the spot.. Hobie the donkey has been used the majority of his life for donkey basketball events, which is exactly what it sounds like. People dragging donkeys onto basket ball courts, jumping on their backs for “fun and entertainment.” This is in no way enjoyable for the donkeys, and in our opinion, and many others it is 100% abuse and taking advantage of the donkeys calm and stoic nature. But more of that at a different time. Hobie and Walton bonded as a result of both of them being completely starved, bullied and beaten up by other horses.

When we first arrived to pick them up, both Hobie and Walton were standing separate from the other horses in the herd. Hobie was the first to say hello when we called to him. He was facing away from us, his ears were limp and didn’t move or twitch when we called. Instead he turned his whole body around slowly and stiffly to greet us, nibbling at our pockets and hands through the gate. We melted into a puddle. While petting him I looked around the farm to find a chestnut horse standing in the middle of the paddock, not with Hobie and not with the horses. He was standing alone and looking forlorn.  Walton, noticing that we had started to talk about him, came over, ears pricked forward, glossy eyes, and dragging feet to say his greetings. Instant tears. Instant boiling rage. How someone can intentionally starve two sweet animals to this point is just unimaginable, and there is a special place you know where for people who do such things in our opinion.

Trevor with Hobie in hand, and I with Walton hopped right onto the trailer. As we told them we are going to take care of them from here on out, this is a new beginning. The gentleman who saved them and took care of them for a month said his goodbyes and gave some treats to both of them.

We headed for our two hour ride back to the rescue. Poor Trevor had to listen to my ranting through (mostly) choked back tears of how horrible people can be to living creatures. The whole drive back I was antsy thinking about all I was going to do to, treat his infected wounds, heal the rain rot covering his back, keep him warm tonight, get rid of the lice, configuring his meal plans in my head, what to pick up at the grain store in the morning etc.

Once we got home (or to the rescue I call home) we haltered and blanketed Hobie and Walton before they stepped out of the trailer and into the rain to keep them as dry as possible. Last night it was freezing, a low of 20 degrees and snow flurries. Not the most welcoming weather, but thank goodness we have so many mismatched old blankets! We found two that some-what fit and got them cozy. We unloaded them. Hobie the brave shaky little donkey stepped off the trailer first almost falling down. Onward to their new pen across the street, where we quarantine animals for 30 days. Even thought they have current health certificates and negative coggins, we like to take every precaution to protect the other animals on the farm.

Hobie and Walton are getting small frequent meals throughout the day; five meals to be exact of warm mashes with all the supplements to help them get healthy.

To address the elephant in the room, no this is not a donkey, mule or hinny. Yes we are a donkey and mule rescue. As with everything there is the exception to every rule, and Walton is an exception right now. We would have said yes to taking him into the rescue if this sad equine friend had long ears, medium ears, short ears or even no ears! We are sure that all of our supporters stand behind us on this decision. We could not have seen any animal in that condition, and left them behind.

We will keep everyone updated as we help these two brave friends recover. If you are able to donate to the care these two are going to need we sure would appreciate it. To donate please click the link below.

Thank you to all who have given and continue to support Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue and the work we do!

Sincerely,
Hannah & Ann
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Galloping towards a major deadline

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We’re officially one week away from #GivingTuesday, which is one of the largest days for charitable giving in the United States for the entire year. Our ability to hit our annual fundraising goal at the end of the year depends on having a successful #GivingTuesday.

Here’s Why We Need Your Help: Over the past weeks, we’ve been sharing the news with you. The BLM outlined a $5 billion plan that could result in the removal and potential wholesale slaughter of America’s wild horse population in our lifetimes.

The Congress is currently considering giving the BLM more money to accelerate roundups and begin implementation of the plan. This is the biggest threat to mustangs and wild burros in generations and it could begin early next year — Which means we’re in a fight for their lives in 2020.

Our 2020 budget and the extent to which we can fight back (and expand our work in critical areas!) depends on reaching our end of year fundraising goal. And the only way we can achieve that is if we can bring on 5,000 individual donations on #GivingTuesday.

Let’s show the BLM, the livestock industry, and Congress that we WILL stop their attacks on wild horses and burros — Make a donation toward our #GivingTuesday fundraising drive.

This is an ambitious goal, we know. But the stakes have never been higher and with your help, we will rise to the occasion.

Together, we are unstoppable,

American Wild Horse Campaign

P.S. — If you can’t donate, we completely understand. But there’s a way you can help us out without giving a cent. Share this email with three friends to help us spread the word and recruit more friends of America’s wild horses and burros!

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Photos from the field: One person really makes all the difference

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

“Zero wild horses.” That is the Appropriate Management Level the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set for the Seaman and White River Herd Areas (HAs) in Nevada.

As a result, the BLM rounded up and removed 294 wild horses from these HAs this month with 9 dead. AWHC asked the BLM to delay any action until the court ruled in our Caliente Complex lawsuit about the legality of such a decision.

The BLM proceeded, until they halted the roundup because most of the horses were at higher elevations in the juniper forests where the helicopters couldn’t get them. The BLM says it will resume in January when the temperatures drop and the horses come down to lower ground. The BLM did allow public observation during this month’s roundup and most days, our observer was the only member of the public onsite to document and monitor the operation.

We are the eyes and ears on the ground. If it weren’t for that lone AWHC field representative, the public wouldn’t have insight, nor the BLM accountability, regarding this roundup — and many others.

If you can, make a donation to ensure we have representatives on the ground to document roundups and hold the BLM accountable.

Below Are Photos Our Observer Took During The Seaman and White River Roundup:

These photos are heartbreaking. Wild horses deserve to be free and live in the wild. That’s why it is critical we continue to observe, document and report on the atrocities the BLM is committing, while continuing to fight in the courts, in Congress and in the field to stop the roundups and implement humane management.

Your donation allows us to have field representatives on the ground and powers our legal defense fund so we can make roundups a thing of the past: Your support makes all the difference.

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2 MORE LITTLE ONES NEED YOU NOW! LET’S BRING THEM HOME TO CHILLY PEPPER ASAP!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

These precious little stallions need your help asap!! It is that time of year when folks start to “downsize”, as winter quickly approaches, and we know all know what happens to the unwanted.

These 2 teeny tinies need a safe place to land, and we are it. Both are pretty much unhandled and are little stud colts.

Please help us get them today!! We will have to pay bail, vetting, for health certs and transportation to get them home. Let’s make their holiday season happy and full of love.

The last rescue was successful, although we barely squeaked by.

Thankfully someone stepped up for the large pony and the Arabian. We were able to bail out the older TB mare, as well as help save 2 stallions. Thank you everyone who stepped up. We realize it is the beginning of the holiday seasons, and we so appreciate everyone who still is stepping up and saving lives. God bless you!!

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

Below, the mare who’s life you saved and one of the stallions. PTL, the mare was adopted in WA and did not have to make the trip all the way to NV. Gorgeous little stud man is heading to an amazing home in MT!

Now let’s save the teeny tinies :)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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The BLM is moving fast — Two new announcements re: wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

The Bureau of Land Management is moving fast — This past week alone the BLM concluded a roundup in the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA) in central Idaho and announced that the agency will be moving forward with a plan to reduce the size of the wild horse and burro population in the Twin Peaks HMA in northeast California by 80% over the next 10 years.

Challis Roundup: 295 Wild Horses Captured

The BLM forcibly removed 295 wild horses from the Challis HMA between Nov. 5 and Nov. 11 as part of the Idaho roundup. This week the agency is expected to complete a census flight to determine how many wild horses will be returned to the 169,000-acre area.

The vast majority of the wild horses removed from these public lands will not be returned to the wild. Many will spend their lives in the BLM’s holding facilities, or worse, face being killed or sold for slaughter if Congress pulls the plug on funding for their long-term care.

We can expect the roundups to be greatly accelerated if the Senate approves the $5 billion plan, pushed by the livestock industry and BLM’s Acting Director, which would reduce wild horse populations in the West to near extinction levels.

AWHC is working to ensure this plan is not implemented: Help us continue to organize against the greatest threat to wild horses and burros in generations by making a donation if you can.

You can read more about the Challis Roundup in this article from the Idaho Statesman here.

Twin Peaks HMA: BLM Officially Moves to Reduce Herd Size

The BLM recently released its management plan for the wild horses and burros of the Twin Peaks HMA — Including future helicopter roundups and fertility control over the next ten years.

According to the Sierra Sun Times: “This plan calls for several approaches, including using helicopter drive trapping, bait-and-water trapping and fertility control to reduce the herd … over ten years.”

While AWHC supports using fertility control, we do not support the drastic reduction in herd sizes for wild horses and burros in this HMA.

Nearly 90% of the existing wild burro population will be removed over ten years, leaving just 72 animals on the range and destroying the genetic health of this herd.

For the Twin Peaks wild horses the plan is almost as bad: reduce the herd by 80% and release castrated stallions (geldings) onto the range, a move that will take the wild out of these wild horses by destroying their natural behaviors. AWHC has a pending case at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that will determine whether or not the BLM can release geldings onto the range before its research into the impacts of the procedure on wild horses is completed.

You can read the Sierra Sun Times article here.

AWHC is the eyes and ears on the ground and the voice for mustangs and burros in the halls of Congress and the courts of law. Donations, of any size, give our field team the resources they need to document these roundups as well as give us the resources to also intervene when possible through the courts. No donation is too small to make a difference.

Thank you — And we’ll keep you updated,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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NOVEMBER 911 – 4 BEAUTIFUL SOULS SHIPPING TO SLAUGHTER – CAN WE SAVE THEM?? THEY NEED YOUR HELP NOW!.

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

 

It is go time once againFirst I want to say Thank You, for saving so many precious lives. Sadly, the emergencies keep coming and we have a very short deadline to save these horses.

I NEED TO COMMIT BY FRIDAY MORNING TO KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK!, But it is up to y’all if you want me to say yes!

I received an urgent call this morning. We have three, possibly 4 who are scheduled to ship Friday, -(The Stallion call was a separate one, but we need to try and save him too.)

We have an old Arabian mare. She is said to be as sweet as sweet can be. Her hooves need a bit of help, but she deserves no less than to live out her life in peace, surrounded only by love.

We have another old and pregnant TB mare. She definitely needs some TLC, and being pregnant, she desperately needs the proper groceries.

There is another pony who may have an adopter. We are praying that is the case.

The Stallion mentioned above is approximately 4 years old, and you are his only chance. The great news with him is that he has a wonderful home offer if we can save him.

All these kids will need to be bailed, vet checked, transported and cared for as always. We cannot save them without the funding needed to cover the costs and to provide feed and care.

PLEASE HELP US SAVE THESE LIVES!

Back at the rescue we have stallions to geld, lots of vet bills and a large need for milk powder. Our little Jack donk needs serious hoof care and he needs to get gelded before the weather is too bad. Castle, our yearling stallion also needs to be gelded immediately.

If you want to donate directly to the vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save some more lives!!!

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

a couple of crucial developments in the fight to defend wild horses (please read)

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley’s recent declaration of wild horses as the top existential threat to public lands (even though wild horses aren’t on 88% of BLM land!) and his claim that it will cost $5 billion to “solve” the wild horse “problem” is the culmination of a years-long propaganda war against mustangs and burros.

The war is being waged by the commercial livestock industry, which seeks virtual eradication of these cherished animals in order to maximize taxpayer-subsidized grazing of privately-owned cattle and sheep on public lands.

This anti-mustang propaganda war was boosted recently with the capitulation of the Humane Society of the U.S., ASPCA and Return to Freedom to the cattlemen’s mass mustang roundup agenda.

With that in mind, your team at AWHC has been fighting back hard — from the battleground of Nevada to the seat of power in Washington DC — and we want to share some of our most recent work with you today.

Fighting Back at Ground Zero in the Wild Horse War: Nevada

On October 23, we organized a high-profile press conference with Nevada business leaders and a leading conservationist to counter the anti-wild horse messaging at a screening later that evening of the propaganda film “Horse Rich Dirt Poor.”

Well known real estate developer and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman and Erik Molvar, Executive Director of the Western Watersheds Campaign, struck back forcefully against the scapegoating of wild horses and in favor of protecting these iconic animals on public lands in the West. Read more about this highly successful event here.

Defending Wild Horses & Burros in Washington, DC

AWHC teamed up with our colleagues at Animal Wellness Action and The Cloud Foundation to hold a briefing on Capitol Hill for Congressional staff to discuss the mass roundup plan and its true cost to American taxpayers and the wild horses and burros we cherish. In one of the most successful Hill briefings ever, 35 staffers showed up to learn more about this issue that is obviously of concern to so many of their constituents. You can read more about this event here.

At the same time and a few miles away, the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board was meeting — with AWHC staff in attendance to ensure that your voices were represented and heard.

Throughout the meeting, BLM officials and most advisory board members expressed their utter disdain for public opinion, which they dismissed as being “emotional” and “uneducated.” It’s clear where the public stands on the mass roundup and surgical sterilization plan, as our most recent polling documents. At the meeting, we made sure that the voice of the people was not ignored.

Read more about the board meeting here.

Fighting to Keep Wild Horses Wild

While we’re battling on the national front, AWHC is investing significant resources to protect locally cherished herds and support humane management programs.

From the Virginia Range — where our darters have delivered more fertility control treatments to wild horses in six months than the entire BLM did last year — to the Onaqui Mountains in Utah, where we’re helping the BLM and the Wild Horses of America Foundation expand an existing fertility control program, to the Salt River in Arizona where we work closely with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, we’re working every day to keep wild horses wild and prove that humane management work.

You won’t want to miss our latest updates from the field here.

We Couldn’t Do This Work Without You!

Our mustangs and burros don’t have a voice — Which is why we’re using ours. If just 5% of you donate to this email, we could clear our monthly fundraising goal and show the BLM that the public proudly supports this important work to keep wild horses and burros wild and free!

From all of us here at AWHC — Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for supporting our work.

American Wild Horse Campaign Team

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New Items on the Auction Block, one more day to bid!! Fence building help and more…

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Never has it felt more true.  The horses come to AAE for a reason, because of your support, it’s possible.
THANK YOU for all of the GREAT THINGS you do to make it possible to help so many horses!

CONWAY, one we were able to help

Conway came to AAE with six of his other equine friends after the passing of his elderly owner.  Due to his owner’s health conditions and physical limitations, this herd had not received adequate care for quite some time.  The County animal care agency had been involved for quite some time.  Though we offered assistance over a year ago; owner declined, looking only for financial support.
Conway had foundered; he had not received hoof or dental care for quite a while.
His hooves were painful, and he was very depressed.
Conway on day of pick-up in July 2019
Conway was a bit nervous, lacking confidence and appreciation for humans.  He was not readily halterable without patience and try.
Conway was evasive, sensitive, and really wanted to be alone.  He was not a fan of hoof handling, either, understandably so.
Shortly after arrival, radiographs were taken of Conway’s hooves, and he got much needed hoof and dental care.

  

Conway needed sedation for hoof care initially.  After two- to four-week trim cycles, continued hoof care and much love and attention, this lil’ guy has come around.  He’s beginning to seek attention, and he stands quietly for the farrier.  Conway has some sensitivity with the farrier when rasping his dorsal wall, likely due to residual sensitivity, but he seems to improve with each trim cycle.  Conway is living in a small mini horse/donkey herd environment, and his personality is slowly surfacing.

Recent photo of Conway shortly before moving on to his forever home.
 
Conway’s hooves before and after.
Thank you to Conway’s veterinarian, Diana Stolba, DVM, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center,
and farrier, Chris Culcasi!
Conway THANKS YOU for helping him have a promising future!
Your support means the world to a horse.
Bidding on our auction items below with help another horse in need.

 

 

It’s auction time!  All About Equine’s Second Chance Auction is live on our Facebook page.
Like our horses, these items are in need of a new home and a second chance!
We hope you will find something you can’t live without, so help the horses by bidding!  All the proceeds from the online auction go directly to care for horses and ongoing operations at AAE!
We are so grateful to all of our donors for providing AAE with these items to feature!
If you have an item you’d like to donate and be featured in one of our online auctions,
please contact dani@allaboutequine.org.
THANK YOU!

 Our current 2nd Chance Online Auction is now open!  

Check out all our items!! 

 
Even MORE Featured Items!!
 Closing tomorrow, 11/4/19
Get your Bids in Now!!
 
Ballhinge Ring Snaffle By Tom Balding Horse Tack. This beautifully crafted snaffle bit features a Ballhinge Ring© Tom Balding. The mouthpiece has with copper inlays. The mouthpiece is 5 1/8″ and the ring diameter is 5/16″. This has been gently used and is in great condition.
Value $290
Starting Bid: $100 
 

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Sterling Silver Vintage Tabra Connector Necklace with 3 connector charms. The Tabra sterling silver half round dragon link necklace chain (16 inches) connects with the charms. There are 3 interchangeable connector charms included: Silver & bronze connector charm with faceted peridot in center (measures 1 1/4 inch), Heart shaped onyx in a sterling silver connector charm (measures 1 inch) and Sterling silver swirl connector charm. All charms have Tabra signature and chain is stamped.
Value $900 (R$)
Starting Bid: $350 
 

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Old Fashioned Hand Pump outdoor fountain with galvanized finish. Pump needs new tubing but is operational. Great addition to any garden or home decor.

Value $50
Starting Bid:  $20 
 
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The Body Glove PFD (personal flotation device) is Type III US Coast Guard Approved. Features, UTAK lining with smooth surface for ultra comfort, Outer shell made with Yamamoto Bio Rubber (ultra durable and environmentally friendly, Anatomically cut with overlock stitching. This is like-new condition. Evoprene PFD Life Vest, Women’s size Large.
Value $45
Starting Bid:  $20 
 
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Vintage western / plainsman cowboy hat made in Australia by Akubra. The dark brown hat features a belt style hat band with silver color bands and a colorful feather. The leather sweat band has several markings including; “Exclusively for Outback Trading Company”, “Pure Fur Felt – The Boss 1096”, and the Akubra hallmark. Gently used, in mint condition. Size is 55 or 6-7/8.

Value: $150
Starting Bid: $50
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Wooden fruit box with chalk board sides, ceramic square vase and candle holders. Also features a bright little pink hand crochet pepperoni pony. Peach Balsamic and freeze dried strawberries completes this bundle.

Value: $65
Starting Bid:  $25
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Thank you, Lori R!

Otto Schumacher German Dressage Bridle. This padded crown snaffle bridle has a beautiful padded raised leather beaded browband. Used but in good condition.

Value: $400
Starting Bid: $150 
 
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Stetson 4X Beaver Fur Felt Cowboy Hat. Comfort Leather Sweatband. Made in the USA. Size 6 7/8 Gently used in mint condition with box.
Value: $140
Starting Bid: $50
 
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This beautiful and unique large tote purse features faux alligator trim accents and a funky retro blingy design. Measures approximately (main compartment) 16.5 W x 9.5 D x 9.5 H and features two external pockets with flap closure 3 external zipped pockets. Also includes matching detachable strap (never used). Purse is New.
Value: $75
Starting Bid:  $20
 
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The Coleman PowerChill Portable Thermoelectric Cooler keeps food items at the perfect temperature when you’re on the road. This portable thermoelectric cooler keeps its contents up to 40 degrees cooler than the surrounding temperature without the need for ice, making it ideal for keeping beverages and perishables cold. Perfect for long road trips, this portable cooler and food warmer features a compact design that fits easily into the cabin or trunk of most cars. A storage tray helps you keep your food and beverages organized, while a convertible door opens from either the right or left side to offer added placement flexibility. And thanks to the included 12-volt plug and 8-foot power cord, you can easily power this portable cooler using a car or boat outlet. 24 x 17.2 x 16 inches. Value: $90
Value: $90
Starting Bid:  $30
 
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Handmade Painted Wooden Rocking Horse. Jewel accents, yarn tail and mane and lots of character.
Value: $65
Starting Bid:  $30
 
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Help Us With Our New Fencing!

We need help finishing our fencing project at the new property.
Are you available Saturday, November 15, 2019?
If we can get the south portion of the fencing done,
we can move some horses onto the new property and
rotate them in the big pasture area
before the new grass grows.
  
Can you please help?
We really need to get this done, soon.
  
We had to reschedule, but we’ll have the help of our favorite Micah Smith and Tailored Tree!
We’ll be digging post holes with the help of Micah’s Bobcat!
Dick and Wendy will be out, and we need the help of at least four to six more people
assist with the process including setting the posts in concrete (lifting bags of concrete).
November 15, 2019 – 9a to noon-ish (or until we get done)
Additional days for tackling more t-posts and installing wire will follow.
We are nearly done with the south end of the property!
We have two power drivers for the t-posts.
 
Once we can get the t-posts done in the remaining areas, and the posts set, we can start hanging wire.
How exciting it will be to get this done!!!  We are close!
Everyone is welcome to join us!
If you are able to help with any of the dates above, please contact jean@allaboutequine.org.
Jean is helping coordinate the fence building mission.
Please help if you can!!

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p.
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing),
we need you.  Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and we could use help during any of those hours, too.
Please contact wendy@allaboutequine.org if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.
  

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:

If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please contact wendy@allaboutequine.org if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please contact  wendy@allaboutequine.org if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please contact wendy@allaboutequine.org if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW!!

 
Do you have four hours a week to give to support horses in need?

Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!
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