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PLEASE HELP NOW – 46 HORSES (SOME BADLY INJURED) NEED YOUR HELP NOW FOR MILK MONEY 12 MORE BABIES EXPECTED

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Although it looks like the same horses, look at the fencing and you can tell it is not the same kids. * *

Wow, This is one of the craziest rescues we have ever been on. Please remember, the Chilly Pepper “organization” consists of just myself and Matt assisting. One of the reasons why my Thank You notes are always late. :(

We are really struggling on this rescue, as there has been a great deal of loss and we are literally sitting on so many horses.

We do this because God puts it in front of us, and for the folks who can’t do it themselves, and who are always asking us to save the horses. BUT WE SIMPLY CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP. We will do the work if we have the funds.

We do not have enough funds right now to keep buying this much feed and save the new kids that we were called about yesterday. There are more to be paid for, vetted and gotten to safety as I type this.

The horses would have all been moved within the next couple of days if things had gone according to our plan. However, although I don’t always understand God’s plans, I do ALWAYS TRUST that there is a reason. (Boy would I like to know what it is lol). Because our plans to have them all out of here and be back home went right out the window due to a paperwork issue.

Out of the 46 horses, there are 30+ orphaned babies who were still nursing and need milk. Luckily some of them will be transitioning over to pellets which are not quite as expensive. These kids are in rough shape, and full of parasites and just exhausted. They NEED GOOD GROCERIES to get them back to where they should be.

We have been dealing with a lot of injuries, and sadly have seen more loss of life than anyone should ever see. The heartbreak just keeps on coming. We have 4 in the “hospital pen” who are in extremely rough shape at this point and who require expensive medication and constant care.

Milk for ONE BABY is about $300 per month. We are currently going through that much EVERY SINGLE DAY – , and this is not including the additional milk pellets, grain, hay or supplements etc. There are MORE BABIES needing a commitment today, and not all of the babies here have been paid for, so the “floaters” in all reality still belong to the catcher.

It is heartbreaking and overwhelming. Everyone here is exhausted and there is no choice but to just “git ‘er done”. How do you look in their eyes and not help? This is why we are their voice and ask you for help to save their lives.

We never could have guessed we would be stuck here with so many horses to feed, and these babies need your help today. It is simply out of our control. We have not gotten “clean paperwork” so we are simply stuck. Hopefully the issue will be resolved tomorrow, but for now we have to feed everyone that has been saved. (We still have to have someone feeding and caring for the horses at home every single day we are here.)

Out of the 46, 14 are heading to Texas, 3 mares & foals are headed to CA, 2 or 3 should be going to Wyoming and 2 are tentatively scheduled for Utah. Thankfully the other 5 mares and 2 of the yearlings are headed to southern Idaho. We have so many amazing folks willing to help place them, ONCE we have paid for all the initial costs. So again, we are not ‘hoarding”, but saving their lives and getting them to safety. The stallion and 15? orphans will be coming to Chilly Pepper until we find them a good home.

Please keep these babies safe. Step one was getting them here. But now we have to actually feed and take care of them. Thank you for taking a quick minute and sending whatever you can. These kids have been through heck. They were run for 100 +/- miles, left in the trap with no feed or water for 24-48 hours, and then they were stripped away from their families. It is heartbreaking listening to them cry for their mama’s. We need to AT LEAST be able to provide proper feed for them.

So the babies are counting on you once again. Thank you for your help!

Taking a nap after filling up their bellies.

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                          ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

295 Old Hwy 40 East, # 190

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_

Donate to Help

 

30 MORE ORPHANS TODAY?? URGENT HELP STILL NEEDED!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Update on the orphans – THANK YOU everyone who donated for the first group of kids. Y’all came through and we were able to pick up all the babies yesterday. Some of them are camera shy lol…. Only showing a few here.

THE PHONE RANG YET AGAIN….. WHILE we were getting these kids settled in, we received word that one of the catchers has another 80 horses he caught yesterday.

At this time we have been put on standby to share 30 ADDITIONAL FOALS, unless the catcher allows some of the mare/foal pairs to be adopted together.

WE HAVE A PLACE FOR 30+ ORPHANS, BUT ANOTHER 20 WILL TAKE AN ADDITIONAL $4,000.

We have been working with Dannielle Dustin for a couple of years and she is amazing. All her babies are halter trained etc. before being adopted and one of her adopters is now also working with us. They can each comfortably handle 10 orphans, and we can take as many as we need to. So that is the good news.

BUT EVERY 10 ORPHANS IS approximately $2000 just for bail, & get health certs on and buy enough milk for a couple of days, SO WE NEED ANOTHER $4,000 to pay for and take on an additional 20. This doesn’t even cover transportation costs or any additional vetting.

The 2nd CATCHER has another 14 babies at his place. Both plan to ship soon, and we are told that up to 30 could be pulled off Mama and need rescued today!!.

So worst case scenario as of this minute – there could be more than 45 ADDITIONAL orphans in need of rescue. Some of these may run through the feedlot and others will be available directly from the catcher once they are stripped off their mamas.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO DO SO YET!

This is Pixie, one of the first 9.

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                          ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

295 Old Hwy 40 East, # 190

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_

Donate to Help

CHILLY PEPPER – 12 hours to PAY FOR & PICK UP 10 ORPHANS. 5 O’CLOCK PM IS COMING FAST! WE NEED HELP ASAP!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

SHORT UPDATE – 911 – THE NEW BABIES NEED YOUR HELP NOW!

Hi,

We are on the road to WA. We have until 5 o’clock to raise more funds to save these orphans. It will take close to $2,000 JUST to purchase, get the blood work for Coggins with their health certificates, and get enough milk for a couple of days for the 10 orphans that we know of.

The cost for milk averages $300 per baby per month, and that does not include hay and their grain.

From what I have been told, there are other babies in need at the catcher’s, and we need the funds to bring these kids home to safety. Sadly there have been some serious injury and even death due to the large number of horses going in and out of the catcher’s. We need to get any additional orphans out of there asap!

PLEASE HELP NOW IF YOU WANT US TO SAVE THESE 10 BABIES, (plus any others.) Their mom’s and dads will have already shipped to slaughter by the time we get their this afternoon. Let’s AT LEAST save them.

Thank you for helping us save these babies NOW, and thank you for saving all of the lives you have! Each and every single life matters!

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                          ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

295 Old Hwy 40 East, # 190

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_

Donate to Help

MORE BABIES AT THE SHIPPERS AND MORE HORSES TO PICK UP URGENT – 911

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi,

URGENT update from Chilly Pepper. As of this minute there are 3 babies waiting for me in Yakima, NOT counting the many at the shipper’s. (Thankfully our wonderful friend Kari Robi picked them up for me and Mama Mel is currently caring for them as I prepare to head back up.)

The news is NOT GOOD. The trappers just pulled in another 200 horses and I was told there are lots of babies at the shipper’s. As y’all know, it could be 5, it could be 25. I never know until we arrive on scene.

However, Matt is leaving today to deliver horses and within the next two weeks we should have 12 leaving from here.

Matt is also picking up 12 horses in Yakima, after taking 13 to Bend OR, but thankfully most of them will be placed with the folks we work with.

Y’all have saved many lives and y’all have been amazing. However, the funds have dwindled with every horse saved.

To finance the rescue of the upcoming horses we still need your help. Just within the last month or so, we spent OVER $3,740 JUST ON COGGINS AND HEALTH CERTFICATES. This is frustrating beyond belief, but that is what is required to transport these horses to safety. (Coggins is a blood test required by law.) THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE BAIL, FUEL, OR ANY OTHER COSTS.

So PLEASE UNDERSTAND when I say that the funds are dwindling. It is costly to save these precious lives, which makes it even more amazing that we do not have to keep them all on our books. Thanks to the amazing folks we work with, once y’all have saved them, they go to new homes and then we can put new donations to saving more lives.

THE HORSES NEED YOUR HELP TODAY! You decide WHICH TRAILER they will be loaded on. Matt is heading out today and I will be heading out in a couple of days. But we can’t save more if we don’t have funding. The catcher also has 100 horses at his place right now.

WE CAN’T SAVE THEM ALL, BUT LET’S SAVE AS MANY AS WE CAN. EVERY LIFE MATTERS!

The photos at the bottom are some of the ones we just brought home. I am so proud of our Chilly Pepper Family. Y’all are amazing and your love and emotional / financial support is what keeps us going. This is hard and what we see is devastating. Please help if you can (and I am working on Thank You’s as fast as I can.)

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                          ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

295 Old Hwy 40 East, # 190

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_

Donate to Help

Big Day of Giving Starts at Midnight!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Starting midnight tonight, we are asking you to participate in another huge and historic event for our region, the BIG Day of Giving.  This event starts at midnight and you have 24 hours to join us. Once this starts, All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) will join with over 600 other nonprofits working to make our region #1 as the most generous community in the country on this national day of giving!
As many of you know, AAE strives to support and further our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abused, neglected and/or abandoned horses and other animals, as well as those in the auction/slaughter pipeline.
This year, our goal is to engage at least 200 donors and raise $10,000 to help us FILL THE BARN to support our feed and care costs! 
Your donation of any amount will help feed a horse or offset the cost of veterinary care, farrier care or dental care. $25 helps to provide feed to a horse for about two weeks , $50 helps provide feed for a horse for about a month, and $100 helps with provide feed and basic care to a horse for about a month.

Help Us Make a Difference!

How you can help:

  1. Schedule a Donation Now (starting as small as $15) to All About Equine Animal Rescue by clicking Donate: Big Day of Giving – AAE
  2. Make a Donation after Midnight to All About Equine Animal Rescue by clicking Donate: Big Day of Giving – AAE
  3. Spread the word. Tell your family and friends, post on Facebook, and tweet about it. This is an opportunity to be part of something really big. Help us get there. #BDOG2018
***Golden 1 Credit Union Members-donations made using yourGolden 1 debit or credit card are eligible for matching funds from Golden 1!

THIS WEEKEND!!

AAE’s 5th Annual Boots and Bling happens this Saturday, May 5, 2018!

Will you be joining us??
There are only a handful of tickets remaining, so grab your tickets today!!

Join One of Our Volunteer Teams:

Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts
Barn/Facility/Maintenance
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer Coordinator
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Tack Sales
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Volunteer Shifts at the Barn
Mon – Sat
8a to noon
Sun
9a to 1p
Mon – Sun
3p to 6p
If you’ve been through orientation,
Interested in helping, but
haven’t been through orientation?
for more information.

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
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

Let’s Start the Year with New Beginnings – Adopt!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Happy New Year!!  

 2017 was a very special year, and we are glad we got to share it with you.

We hope you enjoyed the stories and thank you for your continuing support during

 the Deck the Stalls campaign.  Although we haven’t reached our goal, we are in a much better position to get ready for another year of horse rescue.
In 2017, AAE started the year with 35 horses in our care.  We took in 36 horses, and we adopted 33.  That’s an intake to adoption ratio of about 92 percent!!  Intakes were due to a variety of reasons including two orphan foals (Rascal and Cowboy), Blue – the mustang with the large mass on its leg, an abandoned horse with a rope around it’s neck, a neglected and emaciated horse, several senior horses in need, and many wild horses and burros in need.  Sadly but compassionately, we helped four of our horses cross the Rainbow Bridge due to severe colic and pain/quality of life issues.
With 2017 in the books we are now focusing on the great stories we will be creating in 2018.  Our goal is for each of these adoptable horses to find permanent homes this year!
Click on each horse’s name for more information.
AAE’s 2018-19 Calendars are Here!
They are $20 and can be purchased at All About Equine Used Tack Store, or at the barn.
Alternatively, Order via the following link:
(Please note in “special instructions” that you are purchasing a calendar and if you need us to mail yours, kindly add $3 for shipping.)

Save The Date!!

Our 5th Annual Boots and Bling Event is on May 5, 2018.
Tickets are available now, get them while they last!
Buy Tickets Here

Event sponsorship options are available or you can donate items for the event’s silent and live auctions?
For more information contact dani@allaboutequine.org

Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts
Used Tack Store Support, all areas
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?
Email volunteer@allaboutequine.org

Submit a Review Today!

Great NonProfits – Top Rated Awards


Thanks to YOUR input in 2017, AAE is once again a Top-Rate nonprofit!

If you love our work, then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community in the future.

GreatNonprofits is the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback, and it honors highly regarded nonprofits each year with their Top-Rated List.

Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers.

It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

Click here to get started!

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!

Donate to Help

 

Saved the Best for Last

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

1 Day Left, AAE Residents!

The heart of our volunteer activities begin with our residents.  it all begins with our minis, ponies, and our full-sized horses.  Our new volunteers learn about basic care and handling with our most reliable, trustworthy, and dependable horses.  They have their stories, too, but we don’t often talk about them because their story came and went.  Let’s revisit….

RUSTY
Rusty is our 31, soon to be 32-year old Arabian gelding that came to us in 2010 due to a financial distress and an impending deployment situation. Rusty was loved beyond words, but his mom knew she couldn’t give him what he needed, and she worried that when she was deployed, there wouldn’t be anyone experienced enough to provide the care he needed for as long as it might be.  So she made the difficult decision to find a safe home for him.

Shortly after he arrived, we discovered some really nasty summer sores on his “private parts”.  Sadly, they were well hidden, and they were discovered during his vet exam.  It took several vet visits for cleaning with sedation before he healed.  A while later, we found a sarcoid in his ear that started getting irritated and growing.  Ear sarcoids are challenging to treat because the meds can spread into the ear canal and damage the inner ear.  Once again, Rusty had several rounds of treatment with Dr. Stolba until his ear finally healed.  Fortunately, it has been several years, and the sarcoid has not returned.

Rusty has been an AAE steady since he got here.  Early on, he gave lessons.  Then he became our go to guy for birthday parties and kids programs.  He has given many a child their first horseback ride!  He’s also one of our favorites for new volunteers.  Many of our new volunteers come to AAE with no horse experience.  Some haven’t been around horses since they were a child.  Rusty is one we can count on to take good care of the newbies.  They love him, and so do our veteran volunteers.

Some call him Grandpa Rusty or Uncle Rusty, too.  He loves the youngsters.  When Rusty is turned out with the herd, you might find him acting like Rico Suave, as he swaggers up to the girls.  Or, you might see him acting like a young buck, rearing and playing with the boys.  He’s the best.  We love this ol’ guy to the moon and back!  Typical of a older horse, he’s worth his weight in gold!

KAYA
Kaya came to AAE in 2014.  She was rescued by another group at auction in Nevada after outbidding the slaughter-buyer, then placed with AAE.  Kaya was a 20-something ranch horse that had been neglected.   She was lame in front when she unloaded, but it shouldn’t have been a surprise.  Her hooves were excessively long, and she had on an old pair of shoes.  It looked like she was months past due for a trim and new shoes.  It took considerable time to work through her hoof issues.  Initially, you could see she was sore if you asked her to move any faster than a walk.  She would trot, barely, and surely couldn’t lope.  Fortunately, we stuck with it and when we finally got her hooves “unjammed”, we noticed her running with the herd.  This girl could gallop!

Kaya is a true gem.  She was a diamond in the rough.  She IS the most dependable, trustworthy, reliable, and safe horse we have at AAE.  Ask her for anything, and she’ll give you everything.  She’s a party girl, too.  The kids love her.  She loves the kids.  They could dress her like a doll, if they tried.
Kaya is another senior horse worth her weight in gold.

KASEY
Kasey came to AAE in Spring 2016 with his big buddy, Angus, and his little pal, Daisy after a family health issue.  Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Angus earlier this year.  Kasey is a 21-ish Clydesdale.  A gentle giant is truly what he is.  Kasey has a working history as a driving horse.  We were told he has a tremendous amount of experience working anywhere from a team of two to a team of eight.  Prior to retirement, he competed at the Draft Horse Classic.

Kasey is a big, handsome, lovely hunk of horse.  He loves attention.  He loves being groomed.  He’s simply a big happy guy that enjoys every moment of every interaction.  Well, maybe not every, like standing patiently for all four of his big heavy hooves to be trimmed or shod.  He’s got some arthritis so sometimes it’s hard for him to stand on any one leg for an extended period.  As big as he is, he’s pretty agreeable to most anything you ask, but beware of the head.  You don’t want to be on that side when he turns to see what the heck that noise was.  Big head meeting little head:  big head wins!

Kasey and Angus were the first drafts to come through AAE, and we hope they won’t be the last.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting one of these big guys, you must.  Be sure to  visit sometime or get out to the Draft Horse Classic.  They are special.  Kasey is special!!!

SIERRA
Sierra was one of the founding horses of AAE.  She was a feedlot rescue that came to AAE with her two boys, Dayton and Clayton, in July 2009.  She’s gotta be getting close to 20 by now.  Clayton’s mom had shipped to slaughter, and he was left behind at the feedlot to fend for himself.  We can all imagine the horror that must have been for him.  Sierra and Dayton adopted him.  Actually, Clayton nursed on Sierra, and neither Sierra nor Dayton objected.  Reality, they were probably too weak to care.  The trio came to AAE in such sad condition.  Sierra was depleted.  She was skin and bones, and the boys were thin and pretty banged up.  Sierra’s body was working overtime feeding two lil guys, and she had little energy left for herself.  Her eyes were weepy, as if teary, and her head hung low.  Her hooves long, her hair falling out, and her mane dead.  Poor mare, but she fought so hard to live.

At AAE, we were only able to halter her because she was literally too tired to resist.  It wasn’t until a little later that we realized she probably hadn’t been haltered before, and she surely didn’t know how to lead.  Thankfully, she was willing to learn.  She took such amazing care of the boys, watching over them with her wisdom, always.  Slowly, she gained weight and started looking like a horse again.  Much to our shock one day after she had been here a month or so, we looked over, and she had a long, bloody strand hanging from her vulva.  My heart sank.  We had only been in the horse rescue world for a couple months, and we hadn’t established with a vet yet.  We called all the nearby vets, but none could come on an emergency call.  After hanging up from the last one, much to my horror, there was the reason in the distance.  Sierra lost a baby.  Sierra had passed a stillborn fetus that looked to be about about four months along.  It was horribly sad.  Not only for the loss of baby and mom’s loss of baby, but for mom.  What she must have been through.  It sheds some light on how hard her body had been fighting for life.  Not only her life, but she was supporting her lil’ guy and another mama’s little guy, and baby, too.

That IS Sierra.  She takes care of everyone at the sacrifice of herself.  That has been Sierra from day one.  In 2009/2010, we had 12 foals at AAE.  Our focus was mare/foal pairs and pregnant mares.  Sierra was like Grandma to all, even some of the moms.  You’d look out in pasture, and you would see Sierra eating from a tub, and she would be surrounded by five or six foals and another mom or two.  Always!

Even today!  Sierra has since been the matriarch of the herd.  No matter how many horses come and go, she is queen bee.  Everyone looks to her.  She has that presence; she has the look.  She’s had several mares challenge her along the way, but in the end, Sierra it is!

Sierra has not been an easy mare to handle.  She has some deep seated trust issues, and no doubt someone did her seriously wrong at some point.  She’s got a strong spirit; it’s palpable.  She’s one you recognize the privilege it is to be in her presence, to touch her, to feel her.  Sierra is a very special mare.

DANNY
We shared Danny’s story earlier, but he’s so special and now a resident, he’s worth sharing again for anyone that may have missed it.  Danny‘s story isn’t one of neglect, abandonment, abuse, or poor care.  Sadly, it’s one of human health and aging.  Danny was loved beyond words.  So much, his former owner considered euthanizing him rather than risk him having difficulties transitioning to a new home, ending up in a bad home, or worse, the fear of auctions and the slaughter pipeline.

Fortunately, the timing was right and Danny has a couple special people in his life that paved the way for him to get to AAE.  Danny is the most kind, mellow, and affectionate horse we have known, and we are grateful he landed with us.  Danny‘s owner’s health was failing, and she was unable to provide ongoing care for him any longer.  Danny is 27.  He knew no other owner, as he was born to her mare.  Mama rejected him for four days, and on the 5th day, she finally accepted him.  Danny spent those four days with his surrogate mom while she held mom and made sure he was able to nurse.  It was a rocky start, but Danny and his other mom grew a bond like no other.  She trained him; she rode him; they competed together.  They spent 27 years together until they had to say good bye, and not because of death.  To say it was a sad day when we loaded Danny in the trailer is an understatement.  We all shed tears.

Danny will stay on with AAE as a resident, helping new volunteers learn about horses.  He will also participate in youth activities and any other related equine programs where we need a most trustworthy and dependable horse.  We are lucky to have this ol’ guy, and I think he’s enjoying befriending volunteers and visitors, alike.  Danny, you are loved!

FINN
Finn was born at AAE in April 2014.  Finn’s mom, Kai, was one of a group of mares rescued from one of the Nevada auction’s.  Mom had been here about seven weeks when she delivered Finn.  He was this precious little palomino package.

Sadly, mom had dripped milk for a week before a difficult delivery, and Finn didn’t get any colostrum.  He and mom were examined after delivery, and poor little Finn had no antibodies.  He got a plasma transfusion to boost his immunity.  It wasn’t enough though.  At about three weeks, he contracted some “bug”, and he was passing neon green diarrhea.  It was really bad diarrhea, and we all know how susceptible our little guys are when diarrhea strikes.  Finn was given fluids and antibiotics, but his condition worsened.  We ended up administering fluids and meds, and we were with him pretty much 24/7 for about 10 days before he stabilized and we could breathe a sigh of relief.
Finn grew to be a handsome young lad, but trouble he was!  He was adopted when he was bout 14 months old, but it wasn’t long lasted.  He came back about six months later because he was a bit of a trouble-maker.  Must be why we love him so much!  He’s been a volunteer favorite ever since, and since Uncle Dayton left for Colorado, Finn was the perfect guy to take his place.  Hoping to start Finn under saddle in 2018.  He’s ready!  He has some time to grow into one of our dependable, trusty  steeds, and look forward to his journey to a “dopey” old man.

So, many of our good stories involve senior horses.  Senior horses!   Senior horses are worth their weight in gold.  Sadly, so many people think an old horse is a throw away horse.  More sadly, so many more people won’t consider an old horse when looking for a new horse because they are an “old” horse.  My biggest wish for 2018 is that more people open their eyes and hearts to everything an “old” horse has to offer….the joys, the wonder, the wisdom, and the love of an old horse.  Old horses may be old.  They may not have a lot of years left to give, but they give you everything they’ve got.  They’ve been there, they’ve done it.  They’ve lived it, they’ve learned it.  When you consider pairing a 1,000 pound horse next with a child, consider a wise old horse over a young inexperienced horse any day!  For a small child that wants to learn, a few good years with an old horse is so much better than a few years with a “bad” horse or worse, a few moments with a young, not so wise horse.

If you are enjoying our stories and
would like to help more horses get the help they need,
please donate here.
1 day to 2018, YOUR donation means more horses can be helped! 

Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

Save The Date!!

Our 5th Annual Boots and Bling Event is on May 5, 2018.
Tickets are available now, get them while they last!
Buy Tickets Here

Event sponsorship options are available or you can donate items for the event’s silent and live auctions?
For more information contact dani@allaboutequine.org

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More, more, more

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Great NonProfits – Top Rated Awards


Thanks to YOUR input in 2017, AAE is once again a Top-Rate nonprofit!

If you love our work, then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community in the future.

GreatNonprofits is the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback, and it honors highly regarded nonprofits each year with their Top-Rated List.

Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers.

It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

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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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What If Tomorrow Never Came?

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

4 Days Left, Aziza, Nailah and Layla!
 
Today’s story is about four Arabian horses that came to AAE in early 2015.  It was back in fall of 2014 that AAE got a call from Janis Jones about several horses left on a ranch after the passing of their owner.  It turns out, there were four beautiful bay mares and a gorgeous black stallion.  These were the last of the horses at Coffey Arabians. Janis Jones, the former Mrs. Michael Coffey, assisted AAE in this rescue and ended up adopting the black stallion (now a gelding). Per Dr. Jones, “The Coffeys were known as one of the finest breeders of Egyptian Arabians in the United States, and these mares are most probably of the Shiko Ibn Sheikh line, a line known for beauty and performance”.
Mr. Coffey passed without a will or trust, and the horses were caught up in probate.  An administrator was appointed to oversee the estate, but there was no information about the horses.  No records of care or feeding practices, no veterinary history, no pedigrees, nothing.  No one knew who the horses were, how old they were, whether they had any health conditions or special needs.  However, it appeared they had lived on the ranch’s 80 acres of lush green pastures without much care.
Their hooves were long, and it appeared one had been dealing with chronic laminitis/founder for some time.  Fortunately, the administrator was a compassionate animal person and sought veterinary and farrier care.  Unfortunately, there were probate issues that limited her ability to provide for the horses via estate funding, so personal funds were used.  Further, being from well known breeding stock, there was belief that the horses had substantial value to the estate.  Reality was that without any specific information about the horses, they had little value to the estate, and the cost of care would exceed the value of the horses.  Ultimately, the horses were released from the estate about six months or so after the death, and AAE was finally able to pick them up.
 

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Aging – Realities of Life for Horse and Human

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

 5 Days Left, Danny!

 
Danny’s story isn’t one of neglect, abandonment, abuse, or poor care.  Sadly, it’s one of human health and aging.  Danny was loved beyond words.  So much, his former owner considered euthanizing him rather than risk him having difficulties transitioning to a new home, ending up in a bad home, or worse, the fear of auctions and the slaughter pipeline.
Fortunately, the timing was right and Danny has a couple special people in his life that paved the way for him to get to AAE.  Danny is the most kind, mellow, and affectionate horse we have known, and we are grateful he landed with us.
 

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Nevada to Give Away Virginia Range Mustangs – Please Help!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Nevada’s beloved Virginia Range mustangs are in grave danger.

On Tuesday, the Nevada Board of Agriculture voted to direct the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to transfer ownership of the estimated 3,000 Virginia Range horses to a private entity. The new “owner” would then have private “property rights” entitling them to do whatever they want with the horses, including send them to slaughter.

The Board’s vote defied the will of the public and business community, which turned out in force to oppose this dangerous giveaway. The only comment in favor of the plan was made “Protect the Harvest,” an organization whose top priority is legalizing the slaughter of America’s horses and burros.

For years, AWHC has worked to protect the Virginia Range horses. Through Cooperative Agreements with the State, we implemented the world’s largest humane birth control program and rescued over 240 horses from slaughter. Then on October 25, the NDA abruptly cancelled these agreements.

It’s clear that the good-old-boy cattlemen’s network is taking advantage of the horses’ legal vulnerability (the horses are not protected under federal law) to push their agenda of mustang roundup and slaughter.

We can’t – and won’t – let this stand. While we explore legal and political avenues to challenge this action, we need you to contact Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval – he has power to reverse his administration’s decision that jeopardizes the future of this historic herd.

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Day 27 – Farm Animals Get Happy Endings too!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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Baby horse hogtied, separated from mother by BLM

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Giving Tuesday match: Give a gift of just $10 or more to protect wild horses by midnight on Tuesday and your donation will be DOUBLED.

Separated from his mother. Hog-tied. Penned. This just a glimpse of what happened to to Trey, a 2-month-old foal, during a horrific Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in Utah. Fortunately, Trey made it out — but not all horses are so lucky.

These kinds of roundups occur routinely on our public lands. Wild horses are being harassed, abused, and even killed. But we’re making a difference: by documenting BLM activity, by saving individual horses, by advocating for humane policies like fertility control, and by fighting to stop the BLM’s plan to slaughter these innocent and iconic animals.

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Be A Star for America’s Horses!

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EQUUS Foundation

The following is from the Equus Foundation:

Be A Star for America’s Horses!
It’s the Best Gift You Can Give!

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses – everyone can do something to ensure that America’s horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. Help protect America’s horses and inspire all horse lovers to become horse protectors!

Join the #RideForHorses Campaign here

All it takes is $25 to help ensure that America’s horses are safe and live in comfort with purpose and dignity.

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On the ground

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

I’m writing you today on-the-ground in Nevada where community organizations have been protesting outside the Governor’s office. 

As you know, our organization was working with the the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on a successful, humane wild horse management program. Two weeks ago, it was abruptly halted. We know our opponents prefer slaughter to seeing success in humane birth control. 

Help us fight back. ADD YOUR NAME —> Tell Nevada Governor Sandoval: Tourism drives Nevada’s economy and we are the tourists who urge you to put science over politics. Keep humane wild horse management.

It’s not too late to save this incredible program. Today, we’re presenting the results of the first year of humane birth control program. The results are overwhelmingly positive: at no cost to taxpayers, our partnership built a database of 2,700 Virginia Range horses, we prevented more than 146 births in 2017 using humane birth control, and we project more than 200 births will be prevented in 2018.

There is no reason to halt this program. Earlier this year, the NDA Director noted how pleased he was with the program. The National Academy of Sciences recommends humane birth control. And our results in the field are validating that recommendation.

Keep up the fight. With your help, we are optimistic about resuming work with the NDA to allow this very successful public-private partnership to continue.

SIGN OUR PETITION: Keep the Virginia Range humane wild horse management program.

Thank you,

Suzanne Roy

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National Equine Health Plan Published

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

National Equine Health Plan Published

Valuable resource will help curtail risk of disease spread

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan.

The horse industry is unique because horses are transported with more frequency than other livestock. It’s been seen firsthand how disease outbreaks cost the industry millions of dollars for the care of sick horses, implementation of biosecurity, and lost revenue in the form of cancelled or restricted commercial equine activities such as horseshows. In 2013, the industry felt it was time to step up and address the issue of the handling of disease outbreaks and the dissemination of information surrounding the outbreaks. This gave way to the creation of the NEHP that will outline the issues surrounding the prevention, diagnosis and control of diseases and the responsibilities and roles of the federal and state authorities and the industry.

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More Than Twenty Horses Killed on a Colorado Ranch

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Adoptable Pics, Big News, and Save the Dates!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Thank You!

We cannot thank you enough for all of your support and generosity throughout the year. Thanks to you, we are making a difference for horses and humans every day!

AAE thanks YOU, and all of the horses thank YOU!!

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Be sure to read to the end.

You will see photos of a lot of adoptables needing homes.

You will read about some big news, horse updates, AAE needs to share, some important upcoming dates to add to your calendars, and more.

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URGENT – ORPHAN BABIES NEED HELP ASAP – PLEASE! Chilly Pepper Update

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

The Chilly Pepper family is sending prayers for Las Vegas, and all the loved ones who are affected by this tragedy.

However, we are in an emergent type of situation here at home. Gypsum and Hope are hanging in there, and are extremely tired of all the shots (twice a day each) and the meds they are receiving.

Hope’s pneumonia seems to be breaking up and she has not had a fever for the last few days. Gypsum is still struggling and we need to take both of them to the vet by tomorrow for further testing.

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Senate to decide the fate of wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will mark up the Interior Department budget as early as next week. As part of this process, they will decide whether wild horses keep or lose their protections from mass killing and slaughter. It the vote goes the wrong way, as many 92,000 of these cherished and innocent animals could be killed.

We need you to call your Senators right now and kindly ask them to tell the Appropriations Committee to ensure that 2018 Interior Department spending legislation INCLUDES prohibitions on the destruction of healthy wild horses and their sale for slaughter.

The bill reported out of Committee will form the basis for negotiations on final budget adopted in December. So, even though the budget is unlikely to be confirmed until December, next week’s debate could very well be the deciding factor in whether America’s wild horses roam free or are destroyed.

So please keep the pressure on your Senators!

Thank you for fighting for what’s right,

Suzanne Roy

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Tell House Lawmakers to Push Bi-Partisan PAST Act

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

Since Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) re-introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2017 (H.R. 1847) in the spring, more than 250 Democrat and Republican lawmakers – or nearly 60 percent of the entire House of Representatives – have signed on to co-sponsor this important legislation.  Thanks to your continued advocacy, your representative has heard your voice and agreed to co-sponsor the PAST Act.  As Congress convenes for the fall session, please be sure to take advantage of the momentum you have created by contacting your House lawmaker to thank him for his support, and encourage final passage of H.R. 1847.   

As you know, H.R. 1847 will strengthen the Horse Protection Act and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The American Horse Council, along with most major national horse show organizations and state and local organizations, supports the PAST Act. To send a letter to your House lawmaker urging final passage of the bill, please click below.

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