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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

June 23, 2018

Ears the news…

Well, May certainly flew right by! Thank you to all who attended our Open House. We had a great day weather wise and had a great turn out. It was wonderful to see old friends and to make new ones. The adoption of two donkeys resulted from the day! Our friends Jessica, Larkin, Emerson, and Nicole from Empowered Equestrians did their usual FABULOUS job of introducing people to the joys and power of training using positive reinforcement.

It’s hard to believe that we are more than half way through June already. It seems like little Sassy was just born but she is on her way to her three month birthday. She gets cuter and sassier by the day. I am surprised that she and her mom have not yet been adopted. They will make a great addition to someone’s barn yard.

Sassy

We have a lot of animals available for adoption right now. Having bonded pairs makes it more difficult to place animals but we do what is best for the animals and a singleton donkey is not a happy camper. Donkeys need another donkey as a buddy for their behavioral and social needs to be properly met. For that reason we only adopt out donkeys in pairs unless it is to a home that already has a donkey. Yes, many donkeys live with goats or horses as companions, but there are published studies validating the fact that when given the choice donkeys will choose another donkey as their companion.

We also do not adopt out donkeys to be used as guardians. I get a lot of “yeah buts” on this one. Yes, sometimes it can work with the larger donkeys. Most often it does not. I once took in a donkey jennet that had been a guardian to a herd of goats for 17 years. She was with the kids when they were born every year. The year I took her in she had killed all the kids that were born that season. Why? Who knows? I have heard stories like this repeatedly and have taken in other donkeys due to similar, though not on such a large scale, situations. Thinking of using a mini donkey as a protector is just silly. I have seen donkeys horribly wounded by a single dog.   Those of you who know me, know that I will always do what is best for the animals in my care. If some folks don’t like my rules, or me for enforcing them, I’m ok with that.

I would like to officially welcome Meg Dionne to “Team SYA”. Meg does an unbelievable job of cleaning up after these manure making animals. When she is done cleaning a paddock it looks as if it has been vacuumed!!! She is awesome, has a wonderful sense of humor and if I dare say, is just a bubble off plumb, so she fits in perfectly! We love her!

I would be remiss if I did not mention how thankful I am to Mike Dunham, Annie Kellam, Andria Elliot, and of course my right hand gal Hannah. I could not do this without them. I am also, as always, deeply grateful to those who donate so generously to make sure we are able to give the best possible care to the donkeys and mules we take in to the rescue.

Get outside. Hug your long ears, and enjoy these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!

ChEARS,

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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_

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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

CHILLY PEPPER – SUCCESS AND ANOTHER EMERGENCY PHONE CALL LAST NIGHT – IF WE ACT FAST, WE CAN SAVE MORE LIVES

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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

You Won’t Want to Miss this News

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

Oppose Another Mass Roundup of Nevada Mustangs

Photo by Steve Paige of Triple B Mustangs in BLM Litchfield Holding Pens, May 29, 2018

 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on another massive helicopter roundup of Nevada mustangs — this one in the Eagle Complex on the border with Utah. The BLM allows just 145-265 wild horses to live in this 1,160-square-mile public lands area, while authorizing the annual equivalent of 4,400 cow/calf pairs to graze there. The action perpetuates the BLM’s broken cycle of roundups and removals and failure to use humane and scientifically-recommended birth control to manage wild horses and burros in the wild. Please take a stand against this waste and cruelty now by clicking below. 

The Latest: Wild Horses and Capitol Hill

Photo by Linda Hay

Well, they’re back at it again—Congress has begun work on the Department of the Interior/ BLM’s budget for the Fiscal Year 2019, which starts on October 1. And again, the House of Representatives is looking for ways to harm horses on the western range. This year, the House Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Appropriations has forwarded report language that, while avoiding a direct attempt to allow outright slaughter, instructs BLM to start the process to “immediately begin designing the regulatory framework and technical protocols for an active sterilization program.” The report language also directs BLM to “analyze” an option to kill healthy horses older than 10 years — less than half the lifespan for many wild horses! Read more about this situation and what you can do by clicking below for our latest blog! 

BLM Releases Summer/Fall Roundup Schedule: 6,000 Mustangs and Burros in the Crosshairs 

Photo of Wyoming Checkerboard mustangs in trap at BLM 2017 roundup by Caroline Christie

This BLM is doubling down on the mass roundup and removal of wild horses from our public lands, a management practice that the National Academy of Sciences called “expensive and unproductive for the BLM and the public it serves.” In the crosshairs over the next four months: nearly 6,000 wild horses and burros, currently living peacefully on our public lands in eight Western states. Read more about the BLM’s summer/fall roundup schedule and what it means for American taxpayers and our cherished wild horses and burros by clicking below. 

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SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

May 16, 2018

Ears the news…

Oh the glorious month of May! It’s my favorite month of the year. Everything seems hopeful and full of promise. The mud has been drying up nicely and the mules are shedding like crazy. I love seeing the birds take off with bits of the mule’s hair to use in their nest building. The donkeys in typical donkey style, take their time shedding their winter coat. We like to joke that donkeys start to shed in August and start growing a winter coat in September.

I am totally blown away by the generosity of all who responded to my request for donations to the rescue for my birthday, May 4th. WOW! Thank you VERY much. Some days it’s difficult to stay in a positive mind set, then “Team SYA” comes to my rescue. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This rescue is my passion, and I could not be doing what I am without the support from all of you.

We are having an Open House on June 2nd from noon to four. I hope to see lots of our familiar friends and meet new ones. Please come meet Zelda and watch her adorable foal Sassafrass, a.k.a Sassy, run laps around the paddock. You may just fall in love and they are ready to be adopted!!

Sassy

We have two lovely draft mules for you to meet as well as an ASSortment of donkeys of varying sizes and colors. Our great friends from Empowered Equestrians will be here doing clicker training demos throughout the afternoon. If you are not familiar with training using positive reinforcement this will be a great chance to familiarize yourself with this method and Jessica and friends will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We will have our merchandise building open and snacks of course! The address is 23 Saw Mill Road, South Acworth, NH 03607.

Adoptions have started picking up and while their leaving is always bittersweet, I love knowing that animals will have their own special person as their own. We have a waiting list of animals to come in so please spread the word if you know of anyone looking to add some long ears to their family! Adopting two animals makes room for two more to come in and find their new people.

Thanks to the hard work of Hannah Exel, the one who puts the “savior” in Save Your Ass, the animals and the farm are looking pretty great. I look forward to sharing it with you at our open house. ‘Til then…

ChEARS,

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 MUSTANGS SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER – 25 MINIATURE HORSES AT RISK – CAN WE SAVE THEM? CHILLY PEPPER ON STANDBY

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

THE CLOCK IS TICKING on 25 new lives. – 25 Miniatures are at risk of dying, and we need your help to save them…

We came together and saved 25 more mustangs this last week. Thank You for making that possible. Out of those 25, we brought home 4 orphans and a badly injured mare and baby. Thankfully the extended network of folks came together to help.

As always, Chilly Pepper incurred ALL THE COSTS to rescue them, but once again they are OFF OUR BOOKS, and safe and sound until they find their forever homes.**

Unfortunately with those 25 we incurred some hefty vet bills. I just saw one of them this morning. This bill is $1972.85, which is pretty much going to wipe out most of the budget.

We also have another vet bill for emergency care for Valentine. Matt came home to find him in desperate need of vet care, and although the Vet did every thing she could my beautiful boy died. It is heartbreaking to be gone for so long and have a horse get sick and not make it. We saved 25, but my beautiful boy is gone.

I RECEIVED ANOTHER EMERGENCY CALL YESTERDAY – We are on standby for 25? miniature horses, similar to the ones shown above. Their lives are at risk, but unless we raise enough funds we will not be able to answer the call. We spent thousands of dollars to save the last 25, and we are simply tapped out.

We have a few days to a week or so? We are on standby for when the miniatures are all rounded up and we can pick them up. But it will not happen if we do not raise funds to cover the rescue.

The rescue work we do is very expensive, but Y’ALL ARE DIRECTLY SAVING LIVES! Matt and I are willing to keep doing the work, but as of right now the budget is tapped. We have been getting lots of kids placed, and that also makes a huge difference in the feed bill. We definitely DO NOT hoard horses, and most all of your donations go to saving more lives, as opposed to feeding “stored horses”.

PLEASE HELP if you can. We will ONLY BE ABLE TO SAVE THE MINI’S if folks open their hearts. We are ALSO STANDING BY for more babies. The roundups are happening as I type this and that means lots more orphans. As we sit right now, there are simply not enough funds to save more lives.

We are driving thousands of miles while we save and place these horses. Our rescue spent over $8000 just in fuel last year, but YOU SAVED hundreds of lives. So I am asking folks to help us keep saving more lives if you can.

Below meet our little Bear. She is a yearling, and the size of the 3 week old babies. She is one of the 25 you just saved.

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, P.O. Box 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 – 14 BABIES, MARES AND FOALS AND BADLY INJURED HORSES NEED URGENT HELP! 23 HORSES NEED FUNDING!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

WOW, it never seems to slow down. The last trip up here y’all saved 18 lives. This time we have 23 on our books on this rescue, and that is just the beginning…..BUT WE NEED MORE HELP TO PULL THIS OFF! We have 14 babies, and each baby averages $300 per month JUST for milk, not including all the rest of the expenses. So we are looking at about three thousand, three hundred dollars ($3,300) just for a month’s worth of milk. That doesn’t include any of the other numerous expenses. Luckily two of the babies came in with mom and the other one we were able to match up with a mare today.

It cost over $1500 just to get the horses to where they are right now, for sorting etc. It is amazing how many expenses there are behind the scenes. Every time anything is done, there is a charge. As Matt and I are not allowed to sort, there is a sorting fee also, every time horses are sorted out for pick up etc. Thankfully there is another rescue working on this as well, and some of these expenses are shared.

However, they have their own horses to pay for and vet etc, as we do. We are looking at a couple thousand in vet bills easily as we have two horses with pretty serious injuries, and we have to get Coggins etc. on all these horses. As these horses are extremely reactive, most likely it will take a maximum of drugs to sedate them to the point where we can treat them properly. As always, the injured and needy are kind of our specialty, so we picked up both of the injured horses so they could get the care they need asap.

RED HEAT, the only surviving stallion out of the 80 plus horses, is one of the ones we are saving. There don’t seem to be many folks out there who can take on a wild stallion and then get them vetted, etc. So since he had the moxy to escape that slaughter truck when 39 others shipped, I believe he deserves a chance to live. Right now the words used to describe his attitude are not complimentary, but once gelded he should settle down nicely.

Of course when we went to pick up horses today, another stallion magically appeared. As he was about to be shipped, we simply had to step up for him also. Stallions are kind of a big deal when you don’t have the right set up on the road, but once gelded, after a time they are simply “geldings”.

We so appreciate all the funds y’all have donated to save all the horses we JUST SAVED, but we have already spent thousands on this rescue and are looking at thousands more to get the 23 that we are already committing to safe and ready to begin their new lives. We can only do it IF WE GET the much needed financial support. Thankfully, once again we are working with folks who will help us place them, so they do not remain on our books. However, as usual we incur all the expenses to save, purchase, sort, vet, transport etc. these horses to start their new lives.

YOU can help us save them. Please donate and share with folks who might not know what an amazing thing you are part of.

I am stuck in WA with the 14 babies and injured horses while Matt will be delivering two mare and foal pairs, 4 geldings and taking one of the stallions to Chilly Pepper. It is going to be a long and exhausting road, and we really really need more milk, as the babies are playing “catch up”.

Thank you as always for coming through for these horses and keeping them from shipping directly to slaughter.

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, P.O. Box 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

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It’s the home stretch! Can you help us reach our goal?

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!
With just over two hours left in the Big Day of Giving, we are so close to meeting our goal of raising $10,000! Thanks to our generous supporters, we are 90% of the way. Can you help us reach our goal?
Help us care for the horses in need and donate today!
Your donation matters! 
$50 helps provide feed for a horse for about a month
 $100 helps with a horse’s feed and basic care for a month
$500 helps provides hoof care for about 12 horses
$1000 helps feeds 10 horses for about a month!
Did you know you can sponsor a horse?
You can set up recurring donations and help AAE FILL THE BARN every month!
Click here for more details!

Help Us Make a Difference!

How you can help today:
  1. Schedule a Single Donation Now (starting as little as $15) to All About Equine Animal Rescue by clicking Donate: Big Day of Giving – AAE
  2. Become a Sponsor for an All About Equine Animal Rescue Horse by clicking Sponsor: AAE Horse (recurring payment)
  3. Spread the word. Tell your friends, post on Facebook, and tweet about it. This is an opportunity to be part of something really big. Help us get there. #BDOG2018

    Boots and Bling is Saturday!!!

      
    Only a couple tickets remain for 
    AAE’s 5th Annual Boots and Bling 
    fundraiser.  Don’t miss out on this Fun event.  
     
    This is a super fun event that includes 
    a BBQ dinner by Double Barrel Smokehouse, 
    Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing!
     
    Boots & Bling funds a large portion of AAE’s annual budget ensuring  we continue saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year

    Please support those who support AAE:

    NorCal Feed/Thrive Horse Feed
    Carrie’s Small Business Solutions

    AAE’s 2018-19 Calendars are Here!

    These are high quality, 16-month calendars that feature AAE horses, volunteers, and even a few adopters. The calendars can be purchased at All About Equine Used Tack Store for $20. We also have a few available at the barn. Purchasing one is a great way to show your support for AAE.
    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.)

    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!

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What Can Your Donation Do?

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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It’s Finally Here!!  The BIG Day of Giving!!

This event started at midnight and goes for 24 hours. We are almost 3/4 of the way through and we’ve raised just over $6000.
This year, our goal is to raise $10,000 to help us FILL THE BARN to help support our feed and care costs! 
Do you know what your donation could do?  
Last year it cost over $60,000 for feed, supplements and care for the horses at AAE! Your donation of any amount will help feed a horse, assist with the cost of veterinary care, or provide for other needs such as hoof or dental care.
This was from our visit today!  Dentals, Vaccines, Routine Exams and a few unknowns
Help us care for these majestic animals and donate today!
Your donation makes a difference!
This is part of a single day’s feed!
Your donation matters! 
$50 helps provide feed for a horse for about a month
 $100 helps with a horse’s feed and basic care for a month
$500 helps provides hoof care for about 12 horses
$1000 helps feeds 10 horses for about a month!
Did you know you can sponsor a horse?
You can set up recurring donations and help AAE FILL THE BARN every month!
Click here for more details!

Help Us Make a Difference!

How you can help today:
  1. Schedule a Single Donation Now (starting as little as $15) to All About Equine Animal Rescue by clicking Donate: Big Day of Giving – AAE
  2. Become a Sponsor for an All About Equine Animal Rescue Horse by clicking Sponsor: AAE Horse (recurring payment)
  3. Spread the word. Tell your friends, post on Facebook, and tweet about it. This is an opportunity to be part of something really big. Help us get there. #BDOG2018

    Boots and Bling is Saturday!!!

      
    Only a couple tickets remain for 
    AAE’s 5th Annual Boots and Bling 
    fundraiser.  Don’t miss out on this Fun event.  
     
    This is a super fun event that includes 
    a BBQ dinner by Double Barrel Smokehouse, 
    Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing!
     
    Boots & Bling funds a large portion of AAE’s annual budget ensuring  we continue saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year

    Please support those who support AAE:

    NorCal Feed/Thrive Horse Feed
    Carrie’s Small Business Solutions

    AAE’s 2018-19 Calendars are Here!

    These are high quality, 16-month calendars that feature AAE horses, volunteers, and even a few adopters. The calendars can be purchased at All About Equine Used Tack Store for $20. We also have a few available at the barn. Purchasing one is a great way to show your support for AAE.
    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.)

    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

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

CHILLY PEPPER – 18 LIVES SAVED!! YOU DID IT! Just received an EMERGENCY CALL – TRAPPER HAS 80 HORSES IN HIS TRAP NOW!!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

WE DID IT! We saved another 9 orphans, 3 stallions, a mare and foal and 5 pregnant mares about to pop. In the last month, your donations have saved 40+/- lives!!!

I ALREADY HAVE 5 NEW BABIES WAITING IN WA TO BE PICKED UP AS I WRITE THIS, AND MOMENTS AGO I RECEIVED AN EMERGENCY CALL. The trapper has 80, YES 80, horses in his trap. We have been told to expect anywhere from 25-30 orphans between another rescue and myself, and we are being offered the chance to possibly save some very heavily pregnant mares who are about to drop their babies.

Yesterday Matt and I picked up 4 bags of Foal Lac Powder, 4 bags of Foal Lac Pellet, 6 bags of goat’s milk and about 9? bags of grain. The total was $1460. This much milk would possibly feed 4 babies for a month? It is excruciatingly expensive to properly care for newborn, days to week old babies and even older ones who need milk. The milk is just the start. We spent over $1300 this last trip to get Coggins and Health Certificates etc. and we already had them on a couple of the horses. The Brand Inspection was $116. There are SO MANY HIDDEN EXPENSES… Rescue is expensive.

We are scheduled to get the majority of the orphans, and I have a couple places that can take on up to a total of 9 heavily pregnant mares. But it will take a village. We desperately need help to pull something of this magnitude off. Last year y’all saved 100+ horses in two pick ups. But babies are WAY MORE EXPENSIVE, and we want to at least save as many of the pregnant mares as we can.

IT IS GO TIME, and these 80 horses are standing in a pen, exhausted and confused as to why their world has turned upside down. They have no idea, thankfully, as to the horrors that await them. PLEASE, PLEASE help us save as many as we can.

We only have one of the orphans left, and he gets to hang out with Suzie Q, until we pick up the 5 plus ??????? The only kids we brought home who will be staying on our books right now are the stallions and Timothy. Luckily, we still have folks in our network who are taking on a couple or so and finding them their forever homes. We simply don’t have the time if we are going to keep saving lives.

This is a NOW ISSUE, SORTING IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW! (and they are charging $800 – $10 per head to sort them out)

IT’S UP TO Y’ALL – DO WE KEEP ON SAVING MORE LIVES? I HOPE AND PRAY YOU WILL!!. IF WE HAVE THE FUNDING, MATT AND I WILL KEEP ON KEEPING ON…..

You have saved so many lives, , 40 in a month’s time? That is amazing and it is all because of the love and support you have shown for these horses. Let’s save even more. These beautiful animals have only hours for their future to be decided.

On a sad note, my beautiful boy Luckee passed away after a week. I am thankful we spent the time with him, as for a short week his life was pretty darn good for a weak little munchkin. For the first time in his life he had everything he needed. He had little baby horses to love and play with. He was never alone, not even for a second, and he was not cold or hungry or thirsty. He really enjoyed his short time, and when I spoke to the vet, she said she would not change a thing, because he finally got to have everything he needed and have great quality of life for a short time. Of course my heart is still broken, but I am grateful that he DID NOT suffer when he passed.

Let’s honor LUCKEE’S SHORT LIFE by saving his families and relatives from a fate worse than death.

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, P.O. Box 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

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CHILLY PEPPER – PHOTO OF TRAP SITE OF 80 HORSES

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

A Photo of the 80 horses in the trap. Just so folks can see what it looks like, and that they are real.

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, P.O. Box 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

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YALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

April 24, 2018

Ears the news…

To quote the Beatles, “It’s been a long cold, lonely winter” but FINALLY! “Here Comes the Sun”! It has been the winter from H. E. double hockey sticks. I have never been so grateful for the arrival of spring.

The winter seriously tapped our finances and our morale. We had several sick animals, we lost a dear donkey named Merlin to colic. His buddy of 14 years Rupert, also colicked badly and we thought we were going to lose him, but with good veterinary intervention and the commitment of dedicated care givers he rallied. We got him a donkey buddy to help him overcome his depression over the loss of his best friend and now Rupert and Mr. Peabody are thriving and are ready to be adopted. Rupert was also battling with his chronic equine “asthma” while being so sick from the colic episode. He is on daily medication that he will need forever so his potential adopter needs to have the financial resources to ensure he will get his medication.

       Rupert & Mr. Peabody

On April 2nd we welcomed Zelda’s foal after an arduous wait! She gave us a healthy baby girl. We had a name the baby contest which was won by Barbara Henon whose name was chosen by randomly selecting a name from a bucket containing all the female choices. The little one has been aptly named Sassafrass, a.k.a. Sassy, and man oh man does she live up to her name! She is one sassy little one. She zips around her paddock, jumping over hay piles and the other day, right over the back of her mom who was trying to nap in the sun. Sassy is a sweet heart. She is already learning via clicker training, to pick up all four feet for the reward of a wither scratch.

Sassafrass & Zelda

As you know about me, if you have been reading this newsletter for any length of time, I HATE having to ask for help. Call me stubborn <G> but I seem to think I should be able to take care of things myself. Well, REALITY SLAM! I simply cannot, which is why I am reaching out for help yet again. This winter took its toll on our finances. We needed a lot of veterinary care, medications, special diets and for some reason hooves have been growing like crazy which necessitates more frequent farrier visits. It feels like it’s always something. One step forward; three steps back. The reality of financially managing an equine rescue can be mind boggling at times.

Our contract states that if an adopter can no longer keep the animal(s) they adopt from SYA, they must come back to the rescue. I want to know for sure that no animal we have helped will ever end up in the slaughter pipe line. We have had three families have to surrender multiple animals of late, due to no fault of their own, aging, illness, financial issues, life changes. Of course we are happy to take these animals back in to the fold, but it’s more financial strain.

f you have not already, please check out our Take a Long Ear to Lunch program. By donating any amount you chose on a monthly basis you can feel great knowing you are helping the animals every day. Any way you can help out will be very gratefully appreciated.

Thank you to all of you who are already supporters. I am on beyond grateful to you.

ChEARS,

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

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A STEP AWAY FROM HEAVEN’S DOOR – LUCKEE – NEEDS YOUR HELP! MEET OUR NEWEST CRITICAL CARE ORPHAN !

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi all,

While waiting to pick up the orphans, and of course the number is now 7 or 8 instead of 4, we picked up a foal named Luckee.

Luckily is literally (and barely) standing in death’s doorway. He needs help to get up and down, and I have attached part of the paperwork the vet’s gave me. He reminds me of Honeybandit, and may be in as critical shape or worse than Honeybandit. IF he lives, it will be by the Grace of God and the amazing folks at WSU equine veterinary hospital. _Luckily for Luckee, Thunder Mountain made the decision to admit him last week, and covered his expenses up til now A t this point all expenses are ours, and the vet said to get ready for a long and costly recovery, IF we see a miracle. Luckee arrived at WSU with no response to his pupil test. That is a pretty dead baby……

He is touch and go, and the easiest thing to do was to let you see what the vets gave me. One vet wanted to let him go, as his prognosis is so poor, but the other two recognized his amazing will to live and as I promise each and every one of the critters we save:

“AS LONG AS THEY ARE TRYING AND WANT TO FIGHT, WE WILL FIGHT WITH THEM UNTIL THEY ARE DONE. IF THIS BEAUTIFUL BOY LET’S ME KNOW HE IS DONE, I WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND LET HIM GO. BUT IF HE WANTS TO FIGHT, I WILL FIGHT WITH HIM UNTIL THE VERY END.”

On top of all the horses and pregnant mares and stallions and increasing number of orphans coming our way, we had to put one of the trucks in the shop and the repair bill will be just shy of $2000 at a minimum. We are running 16 year old trucks, and there are simply things that HAVE to be done so we can safely pull these horses and get the job done. We, have pulled over 8,000 miles in the last two weeks alone, but lives are saved!

Of course that was not an expected expense, so it is putting a real hurt on the finances. With 8 babies, WE WILL NEED AT LEAST $300 PER MONTH PER BABY, JUST FOR THEIR LIQUID MILK. That will be $2,400 and that is just a drop in the bucket. First we have to pay for them and then we need Coggins etc, not to mention medicine etc. etc. as we never seem to get robust happy babies who need little care.

Thank you to those who have already donated. Unfortunately the truck repairs and additional babies were not covered. However, we really need more help ASAP to purchase, vet and transport additional horses, and provide LUCKEE with every possible advantage to give him a chance for a life. The vet describes below what we will be looking at and how expensive it is IF we can save this beautiful soul.

The catcher was out today so the probabilities are endless.

So please help us if you can, and PLEASE SAY EXTRA PRAYERS FOR THIS SWEET BABY WHO IS FIGHTING SO HARD TO STAY HERE FOR AWHILE!

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, P.O. Box 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

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ANOTHER CALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ONE!! WE NEED FUNDS TO SAVE ADDITIONAL ORPHANS, PREGNANT MARES, YEARLINGS???

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi all

Quick update! The ALABAMA 5 are the horses we picked up in Alabama, shown above. As is clear, they need a lot of special care. They will be coming to Chilly Pepper for some TLC, and I am so happy to report it will not be on our dime.

ONGOING NEWS…..

We appreciate everyone who has donated to help save the Mares & Foals and the Stallions and the 4 orphans. We are getting close to where we need to be for those kids. We will be picking up the orphans, mares and foals and stallions on Monday.

Again, most all of them will have places to go which will keep them off our long term books. For now they will be expensive, but only for a short time PTL!

HOWEVER, I received another call, THIS TIME from my primary contact in Yakima. Once again WE ARE IN EMERGENCY MODE. There will be more horses, and there could be A LOT MORE! to save when we are up there picking up the group we just started fundraising for.

What will happen is we will get called after they bring in the horses. I will have to stand in front of all the horses and decide WHICH LIVES WE SAVE. ALL THE OTHERS will SHIP STRAIGHT TO SLAUGHTER.

This situation is beyond tough. It is so far out of our control. The only thing we will be able to do is save as many orphans as we can, depending on if we can keep raising more funds. Then there will be weanlings, and it is pretty much guaranteed that there will be a bunch of very pregnant mares.

I wish I had the answer to this. All I know is that we will do every single thing we can to save as many lives as we can, but it will simply come down to how much money we can raise to save these lives. It is not just purchasing them, it is vetting and feeding and transporting and delivering them to their new homes.

I know we cannot save them all, but we need a miracle, and we will save as many as we can.

It’s not fair that I have to look in the eyes of these beautiful horses and basically say “you have to die, because I do not have enough money to save you.” Yet God is putting this in front of us, so we simply will do our best. Please pray hard for this situation and donate if you can.

I WILL POST PHOTOS AS SOON AS I SEE THE HORSES.

Again, THANK YOU to all of you who donated to save the orphans etc.

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, P.O. Box 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

Donate to Help

A CHANCE TO SAVE MORE LIVES – DEADLINE TOMORROW – HOW MANY CAN WE SAVE – PLEASE, WE NEED URGENT HELP RIGHT NOW….

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi all,

As usual we are on a DEADLINE. I HAVE 4 ORPHAN FOALS WHO NEED PAID FOR BY TOMORROW! We have ANOTHER STALLION to save, 9 NINE VERY PREGNANT MARES, (Most of them emaciated), AND THREE? MORE mares with foals at their sides who desperately need out of their current situation.

The baby shown above NEEDS HELP IMMEDIATELY. I NEED FUNDS TO SEND OUT THE VET, and we all know that is never cheap. BUT HE DESERVES A CHANCE. He was born in the rain and cold, and was cold and wet for 3 solid days in the pouring rain and cold winds. There is NO SHELTER WHATSOEVER, and of course now he is having health issues. Can you imagine how dirty it was for his umbilical area when he could only lay down in mud and feces? UMBILICAL infections are often deadly, and he had absolutely no where to lay down where he wasn’t in wet, dirty mud. He is now having SERIOUS health issues, and we need money to try and save him, along with his mother who is emaciated and struggling to even stay warm herself.

There are 9 more mares who are so skinny you wouldn’t think they were about to give birth, but they are. THEY NEED OUT OF THERE NOW! There are 40 HORSES in two small pens. I am sure you can imagine what will happen to a newborn baby with that many hoofers running around. Unfortunately the horses have been confined for awhile and they are getting snotty and fighting a bit.
We need to step up and buy these mares and get them to safety.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT MOST OF THEM WILL ALREADY HAVE A PLACE TO GO, BUT WE NEED ALOT OF MONEY TO PURCHASE THEM, PAY THE FEED BILL AND GET THEM VETTED AND TRANSPORTED!

(Although the conditions have become less than perfect, the reason the horses are there is so they have a chance. If they were not there, they would have already shipped to slaughter. )

Matt and I were working with another rescue and had to do an emergency run to Alabama. Matt was going to go alone, but the deadline made it necessary to have 2 drivers. We picked up 5 kids who will be staying with us for some TLC. Thankfully we will only be providing the actual care, and the folks we are working with will support those 5. PTL!! They need medical care and most folks simply cannot do that for wild horses.

As soon as we get back we will be heading up to get the orphans and whomever else we can save. Thankfully Matt will be delivering quite a number of the kids at Chilly Pepper to their new homes. Our feed bill has been horrendous, about $1400 in hay per month, and hundreds and hundreds of dollars in special feed for the babies we just rescued and the special needs horse kids. We also spent close to $5,000 on tires, breaks etc for the truck and trailers. We are running the rubber right off the tires. We have also incurred higher than normal vet bills and we really, really need help so we can make this happen. We also have to pay the folks who run the place while we are gone and make all of this possible.

We are really limited right now as far as available funds for this rescue. All I can ask is that any one who wants these kids safe will do whatever they can. Thank you!

Thank you as always for being part of the Chilly Pepper Family and for making it possible to save so many lives.

Sadly, I need to share that we had to release SUPERMAN from this world. He came in with an injured hip and Saturday he shattered it. We made an emergency call to the vet but nothing could be done. So much heart break, and although it hurts too much and makes me think I just can’t keep going through this yet again, all we can do is wipe away the tears again and again, and HONOR HIS LITTLE LIFE BY SAVING OTHERS.

I LOVE YOU LITTLE MAN. OUR BELOVED SUPERMAN WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART!

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, P.O. Box 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

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CHILLY PEPPER – SUPERMAN – Another Chilly Pepper Miracle, and as usual, back on the road again. LET’S SAVE MORE LIVES!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

SUCCESS for the group of 6. Working with the folks up in WA at Thunder Mountain and the Yakima Foal Rescue, we are happy to say that all these horse kids are now safe.

We also were able to save another stallion headed straight to slaughter. We are on the way back to WA, where Matt will be picking up 2 stallions and the emaciated mare and her baby.

We will also be picking up two mares with their foals and an unknown number of Yakima orphans as well. I still do not have an exact pick up date, but we will be ready and waiting.

In the meantime, we had an unexpected rescue of 3 miniatures. I received a phone call and the woman said she needed help as she could not care for them. The above photo shows the horrifying condition of their hoofers upon arrival.

Superman, who was literally walking on the sides of his legs, was in agonizing pain and could barely move. Based on his condition and the lack of movement and the horrible pain even when on high doses of pain meds, there was much to indicate that he might not be able to recover from the damage. We were advised to euthanize, but wanted to make sure. He would not even walk to food with high doses of pain meds on board. Every step was agony, and we knew we had to do something immediately.

The x-ray was shocking. His lil coffin bones were not nearly as rotated or damaged as first thought. Even after the x ray, the vet was not sure if we could save him. A plan was made and a specialized farrier was called in. She said we should try one trim and see how it went.

Upon arrival, the farrier looked in the trailer. Sadly he shook his head and said “there is nothing I can do for this guy. There is way too much damage”.

The vet told him to look at the xray, and so began Superman’s transformation.

Superman is truly a miracle. His life is a gift from God, as it is simply a miracle there was not more damage to his bones and joints. He is a lucky little man. When we used “miracle” in our rescue name, we had no idea that we would see so many.

The other two will be trimmed very soon, as soon as this urgent emergency rescue is done. We needed to make sure we get only the best trimmer to help these kids and need to schedule more x-rays. They are doing very well and the vet and trimmer are getting the timing set up to give them their pedicures.

So once again we are hiring ranch help, driving two rigs and looking at picking up possibly 3 newborn orphans in the next few days, as well as the mares and foals. Superman’s care was not cheap, but he is definitely worth it.

Please help us save the additional mares and their babies (the ones we have not had access to yet), and the additional newborns and older babies. As usual, we have no idea what the final count will be, but I already have too many to fit in one trailer so Matt will have to come back again. As always, the numbers that are saved will be dependent on the funds available to rescue them.

Thank you as always for helping. We will need more funding to complete the purchase, Coggins and Health Certs as well as all the milk, meds, shavings etc. etc. and all the needs that come along with newly born babies. It is excruciatingly expensive to save them.

Below, Superman feeling much better!

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, P.O. Box 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

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Only TWO Days to Save $! We’re Keeping Busy at AAE!!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Your Support Keeps Us Going!!

Horses continue to get help at AAE thanks to so many of you.  It’s hard to believe that we are about a quarter way through the year already!  2018 continues to be very busy for AAE.  The AAE Used Tack Store continues to be a success, we have new items donated every week from our awesome supporters.  If you haven’t come out to the store, please stop by!  Our address is:
4261-B Sunset Lane, Shingle Springs, CA
Business Hours:
Friday – Monday 12:00p – 4:00p
Many thanks to you for your continued support.
Without it, we couldn’t help horses like those below.

Two Days Left Before 

Ticket Prices Increase on 4/1/18

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January Arrivals Update

As you know, in Janaury, AAE took in seven horses. We have been very busy helping them back to good health, and wanted to share an update on their status.
 If you’d like to contribute toward the monthly costs for a specific horse to support our work as we rehabilitate these horses and search for forever homes, please consider sponsoring one of these special souls.  Visit our website for more info.  If you would like to be a monthly sponsor fora specific horse,
please click the “Sponsor” link below the horse.
No doubt, these horses have already put a dent in our vet budget.  After reading each horse’s story, if you’d like to make a donation to help with the costs we have incurred, please click the link below to donate.

Dia and Noche – ADOPTED!!

These two girls came to AAE together after family health issues, and they found their forever home together.
Dia’s surgery went well.  Thank you for your donations to help her.  She had multiple melanomas under her tail, on her hip, on her neck, and in her mouth.  Two under her tail were aggravated.  One was internal and growing, pushing her rectum to the side.  Continued growth could block feces from passing.  Another was ulcerated, which is painful and attracts flies.  These two were removed.  Turns out, she had four inside where her mouth where her upper and lower lips meet….painful if bitted/bridled for riding, so these were removed, as well.  Last, she had a large one on her hip.  It wasn’t actively an issue, but with it’s size and location, we opted to remove with the others to prevent future issues.  Many more beneath her tail were lasered while she was under, as well.  Her healing went well, and both had their dental care, vaccinations,deworming, and hoof care.
Dia and her buddy, Noche were adopted together.  These are two really sweet, super little mares, and they moved on to their “happily ever after”. Dia is enjoying life as a sun goddess while she heals, and Noche is entertaining the family with her gentle, carefree ways.
Thank you for your support in helping these two back to good health and finding their new family.

Remember Sandi?

 Due to a family health crisis, Sandi was basically abandoned at her boarding facility.  Sandi was housed in a roundpen in an open area with no shelter or wind break, and obviously, her nutritional needs were not being met.  She came to AAE in early January during our stormy winter weather.  She’s making steady progress and is looking great.  Here was Sandi upon arrival.
And Sandi, nearly two months later…
Sandi is a very sweet 5 y/o Arab mare.  She enjoys interaction with people, loves grooming, and never misses an opportunity to ask someone to rub her forehead.  She’s a sensitive mare, and lacks confidence.  She can be quite reactive when startled or frightened.  She is learning to trust her handler and respect their space, but she continues to crowd her handler and react before she thinks.  She does ok with hoof handling, but can be impatient and difficult with the farrier on her hinds.  She’s improving, but hooves are still a work in progress.  She loads and unloads fairly well, but doesn’t travel well.  She’s very nervous in a moving trailer and will need some ongoing help there, as well.  We were told she was ridden in a bosal, but due to her condition upon arrival and ongoing rehab, we have not yet explored her under saddle, but she’s ready.  She is a pretty little mare, but she doesn’t have the best of builds by far.   Sandi is now available for adoption, and she will continue her progress until her forever person or family is found.  At this time, she is looking for a solid horse-experienced home, and one that is looking solely for a light riding prospect.
Thank you, Judy G., for sponsoring Sandi’s feed.
Sandi needs a partial sponsor ($50/month) to support cover her basic care.
If you would like to be sponsor Sandi,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)

Amigo, Rudy and Gunner – Better Every Day! 

Amigo

These three muskateers came to AAE in mid-January as a result of a neglect situation.  Amigo is a 29-ish ol’ guy that was in dire condition.  Not only emaciated, but he was covered with hundreds of ticks.  His old, dead coat camouflaged his bony frame, but this photo of him lying down doesn’t leave much wonder.
He’s not 100% yet, but he has come a long way.  This photo is from a couple weeks ago, not quite two months from intake, and he’s looking even better today!!
Amigo is a gentle giant and a true survivor.  We are super excited to see his progress and see him beginning to thrive.  He is such a mellow, patient guy, and his world simply stops with every stroke of a hand or brush as he seems to cherish every ounce of attention.  He’s had dental and hoof care, vaccines and deworming, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s back to good health.  Love, love, love this ol’ dude!
Thank you, Joe and Patti for sponsoring Amigo’s feed and basic care!!

Rudy

  Rudy is about 23 years old, and thankfully, he was in a little better condition than Amigo, but still thin, drained, and also covered with a lot of ticks.  He was pretty empty and we weren’t sure how much fight this guy had in him, but he DID.
Given ample food and dental care, Rudy is looking amazing in this photo after only seven weeks.
He’s looking even better now.  Rudy is another gentle soul, and he’s an incredibly hunky guy.  We were told he was ridden and used as a barrel horse.  He has a few more pounds to go, and he has deep heal cracks that are still a work in progress. As soon as he is ready, we’ll continue his evaluation under saddle.
Thank you, Erin G. for sponsoring Rudy’s feed!!
Rudy needs a partial sponsor ($50/month) to cover his basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor for Rudy,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)

Gunner

  Gunner is a late teens guy, and thankfully, he was in much better physical condition than his two pals, but he was much less confidant around humans than Amigo and Rudy.  He avoided contact and kept his distance, even at feeding time.
Gunner after nearly two months.  Not a big change physically, but he’s coming along in other ways.
Gunner is slowly gaining confidence, and he seems to want attention, but isn’t sure he should indulge himself.  There’s no hurry; we’ll give him time to rethink his position with humans, and we’ll earn his trust.
Thank you, Carla R. for sponsoring Gunner’s feed and basic care!

More Updates

 Blue

Blue continues to do well.  We are continuing to fend off some persistent granulation tissue.  We were a little too eager to let Blue be bandage free, and during the storm, the mud and wet, the mud masked his little scarred area, and it must not have been fully healed as after a few days, a bit of proud flesh returned.  It was trimmed and we’re back to bandaging and medicating so it can heal.  We are SO close, but haven’t crossed the finish line, YET!!  This was the lesion after a recent bandage change.  That little upper spot with some blood trickling down.  That little persistent spot!
Blue had a couple very special visitors, our friends Sutter and Harper Rogers from Coppercreek Camp.  Blue LOVES little ones, humans and horses, alike.  If you’ve never heard of this magical place, click on the link and check it out.  I so wish we were closer!!
 
In case you haven’t seen any of Blue’s before pictures (or don’t remember what it looked like), take a look at this:
 
 
Thank you, Dave F. for sponsoring Blue’s feed and basic care!!

Rascal

Rascal continues to do well, but is still battling intestinal issues.  She seems perfectly fine, otherwise.  We’ll continue our efforts to bring some normalcy to her belly!  Til’ then, we continue to love on this silly, sassy, filly.  Love her!
Ohhhh, guess who’s turning ONE in just a few days??  April 5th to be exact, Lil’ Ms. Rascal has a birthday.  Rascal asked me to let you know she LOVES toys in case you’d like to pick one up for her at Lees’ Feed.  She said you could also order her one from  AmazonSmile and SEND HER A GIFT?  If you shop Amazon Smile, be sure to select “All About Equine Animal Rescue” as your Charity to support.  AmazonSmile donate 0.5% of your purchase back to AAE.
Happy, Happy Birthday sweet girl!!
Thank you, Gil Z. for sponsoring Rascal’s feed!!
Rascal needs a partial sponsor ($50/month) to cover her basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor for Rascal,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)

Foley

This cute little guy finally had his gelding surgery.  He had a stubborn testicle that refused to drop.  Thankfully, it was not all the way up in his abdomen, so surgery wasn’t as difficult as it could have been.  We need an updated photo of this darling lil’ guy.  This is a few months ago.
Foley is a really great little guy.  He’s smart, willing, respectful and calm.  He does all the basics well, including loading and unloading  He will not be a big guy.  Mom was under 14hh.  He is well on his way to recovery from surgery and looking for his forever home.  He’s ready, are you??
Thank you, Janis J. for sponsoring Foley’s feed and basic care!!

Check out the new arrivals!

We did say it has been a busy 2018.  More to come, 
but here are new intakes at AAE since the January Seven.

Meet Cahill

Cahill came to AAE as the result of a family health crisis and related time and financial challenges.  We were told he is 19-20 and was a riding horse.  His initial bloodwork looked good, he tested negative for Cushings, and he is scheduled for hoof and dental care in coming weeks.  Stay tuned for more on this sweet ol’ guy.
Thank you, Beverly W. for sponsoring Cahill’s feed and basic care!!

Dream Catcher 5

These five young gals came to AAE as part of our continued efforts to support DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary as they continue their recovery efforts after the long illness and passing of their Executive Director.  These are young girls, estimated between 2 and 6 years old, and they made a stop at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center before coming to AAE.
This pretty pinto mare is due to foal soon.  She needs a sponsor ($100/month) to cover her feed and basic care.  Her foal will need a sponsor, too.
If you would like to be a sponsor this pretty girl or her foal,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)
This pretty mare needs a sponsor ($100/month) to cover her feed and basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor this pretty mare,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)
This sweet roan filly needs a sponsor ($100/month) to cover her feed and basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor this sweet girl,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)
This gorgeous gray girl needs a sponsor ($100/month) to cover her feed and basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor this gorgeous girl,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)
This beautiful bay girl needs a sponsor ($100/month) to cover her feed and basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor this beautiful girl,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)

Mare/Filly Pair

This ol’ girl had been living in the hills at DreamCatcher, and she came down to the barn to foal.  Because the weather was harsh with snow, wind, and cold, AAE offered them a more mild climate to settle in and get familiar with humans before adoption.
This mama and filly each need a sponsor ($100/month) to cover their feed and basic care.
If you would like to be a sponsor this mama or filly,
please click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
 (recurring monthly donation)
Stay tuned for more updates.  We’ll do our best to provide more info soon.
If you like what we do and want to help assure ongoing activities at AAE, please join us for our Boots & Bling fundraising event.  Scroll down to purchase tickets, volunteer, donate an auction item, sponsor the event, or get involved in some way.  This is our main event that provides a large amount of our funding that supports our operation throughout the year.

Fosters Needed for 

Senior/Companion Horses 

  Once again, we’ve had a huge influx of calls from people needing help with senior horses, but we don’t have enough space/resources for more senior horse.  We have a wait list. Foster homes are one way we can increase our capacity.  Can you help?  Do you have a lonely horse?….an empty stall or pasture?..or simply a love for senior or special needs horses?  Costs associated with a foster horse are tax deductible.
If you don’t want to adopt, we offer a long term foster program for select senior/companion  horses to help support additional space needs for senior horses.  Again, there are potential tax benefits with fostering.
For more information, please contact wendy@allabouteq

Two days  (only 2) until ticket price goes up!  

Get your tickets now!

 Tickets for AAE’s 5th Annual Boots and Bling fundraising event on May 5th are now on sale. You don’t want to miss this! Get your tickets early before they sell out! 
 
Boots & Bling tickets are on sale for $35 per person.  
Get them soon before the price goes up to $40 on April 1st

  This is a super fun event that includes 

a BBQ dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing! 
This event funds a large portion of our annual budget that keeps us saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year
WE LOVE WHEN YOUR GROUP JOINS US FOR BOOTS!!
PLEASE BUY TOGETHER TO SIT TOGETHER

Boots & Bling needs YOU! 

Event SPONSORSHIP and TABLE options are available!  
Check out our sponsor and table packages here, or let’s work together to create a package that works for you!  For more information or to sign on as a sponsor, please contact dave@allaboutequine.org.
Many thanks to our past sponsors for helping make this a successful event.
Lee's Feed
Lees’ Feed & Western Wear

        

Califorensics  
 
 

 
 

 We also need LIVE and SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS!

For more information or to make a donation, please contact dani@allaboutequine.org. All donation are needed by 4/8/18
 

Most importantly, we need VOLUNTEERS to help with the event.  If you can help with set-up, clean-up, dinner prep or service, auction support, or anywhere needed, please contact wendy@allaboutequine.org.
 
We can’t wait for our fun-filled night raising funds to support horses and AAE !  We hope you’ll join us!!

 AAE’s 2018-19 Calendars are Here!

These are high quality, 16-month calendars that feature AAE horses, volunteers, and even a few adopters. The calendars can be purchased at All About Equine Used Tack Store for $20. We also have a few available at the barn. Purchasing one is a great way to show your support for AAE.
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.)

 

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

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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!

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!

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Registration Open for AHC’s Annual Meeting

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

March 28, 2018

Registration Open for AHC’s Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the AHC’s 2018 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum.  Registration information, along with a tentative schedule is available on the AHC Website here: http://www.horsecouncil.org/events/ahc-annual-meeting-national-issues-forum-2/.

The theme of the National Issues Forum will be “Let’s Capitalize On It!” and will focus on ways the equine industry can learn and grow from both equine and outside industry segments as well as expanding technology beneficial to both humans and equines.

The Forum will kick off Tuesday with speaker Luis Benitez, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, where he will give an overview of his roles and responsibilities, as well as explain how other states could adopt a similar model. Following Mr. Benitez will be a panel titled “Survey Says” and will examine various data trends within the equine industry over the past several years.  The morning will also include a youth engagement panel, “Building the pipeline of future horse enthusiasts,” and will feature representatives from the PGA “First Tee” program and the Outdoor Industry Association’s “Outdoor Nation.”

The afternoon session will start with Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). AZA is a nonprofit association dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. Noted author and journalist Fran Jurga will also be speaking on emerging technologies in the equine industry.  Also speaking will be Anne Poulson, Dr. Yuval Neria and Dr. Prudence Fisher from the Man ‘o War Project and Columbia University Medical Center presenting their methodology and findings from their clinical research to determine the effectiveness of EAAT on military veterans suffering from PTSD. Also include panels of Congressional representatives, and equine aftercare, followed by round table discussion on topics of interests.

New this year, vendors will be set up to provide live demonstrations of emerging technologies including health monitoring sensors for horses and virtual reality demonstrations.

The AHC’s Annual Meeting will take place Sunday, June 10th – Wednesday, June 13th. Sunday and Monday various committees of the AHC will meet. The Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum will take place on Tuesday and are open to both AHC members and non-members- we encourage anyone involved in the equine industry to attend to learn about new developments and how they can become involved!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org or 202.296.4031.

Read on AHC Website

 

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