Deck The Stalls with Boughs of Plenty

For: All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
El Dorado Hills, CA
Organizer: Wendy Digiorno
Deck The Stalls with Boughs of Plenty (All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.)
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 9 donors
16% Complete

The Story

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 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! 

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

31 days to 2018, YOUR donation means more horses can be helped!

On the 31st Day, there was Marshmallow! 
Marshmallow is a 20-something young man that AAE brought in, from another rescue as a companion for Patches after her two more youthful friends were adopted. Marshmallow has a light duty job in our youth programs, including Pony Pals Farm Days, Pony Parties, Field Trips, and anything else where he can shine as the center of attention.  He is an amazing little guy, and he LOVES to show off for his little friends (and the big ones, too) in the arena jumping anything he can.  Marshmallow is one of the best ambassadors of the equine persuasion you would ever want to meet.

Last year our sweet Marshmallow had an acute onset of cataracts and could barely see, but he didn't let it stop him. He still waited at the gate in the morning to come down for his special breakfast. During playtime with Patches and Daisy in the arena he walked around whinnying like he owned the place. You would have never known by his demeanor that his vision was impaired. Such a sweet soul!  However, he was no longer confident running, and jumping was not such a good thing.

While Marshmallow was accepting of his situation, YOU, our generous supporters made it possible to restore his vision in one eye.  Earlier this year, Marshmallow had his cataract surgery. It was a success! Bringing back vision to one eye not only helped his every day life, but he was able to go back to doing what he does best….putting smiles on everyone’s face. He could run, he could jump, and he enjoys playing with the kids in the arena.

Without you, Marshy would not have had this opportunity. Marshy thanks you, we all thank you!

If you would like to help more horses get the help they need, please donate here.

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Posted on December 11, 2017


Posted on December 11, 2017

On the 21st day, there was Gentry and Foley!

Last, but not least, AAE welcomed Gentry, a pretty young mare, and Foley, her little "red" colt from the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary in September 2017. Gentry had only recently been introduced to humans when she arrived, so she was a bit shy and unsure about the new humans that were caring for her. She is learning humans are not so scary, and she knows they're the ones with the goods stuff.  She always waits patiently at feeding time.  Upon dental exam, it was determined she is only about 2-1/2 years old.  A baby with a baby, but she is such a good mama.

When they arrived, young Foley seemed a bit lethargic and small for his age, but mom is small, too. Nothing significant was found during vet exam.  After a few weeks at AAE, his energy level increased, and he was finally running and bucking through his paddock, like baby boys do.  He and mom play well together.  He has also become friends with Blue.  The play like two kids on the playground.  Blue is such a great babysitter.  He worries and watches intensely when Foley and mama walk to other end of the paddock and get too far away. 
Gentry and Foley are becoming lovely young horses, and they will be available for adoption soon.  Gentry needs a little more confidence with us two-leggers, and Foley has a little growing to do before castration.  

It won't be long!  Keep an eye on these two!

​​If you would like to help more horses get the help they need, please donate here.

Posted on December 11, 2017


Posted on December 11, 2017

On the 22nd day, there was Ford!

The DreamCatcher connection continues.

A handsome lil, young, gray gelding came to AAE after a failed attempt in a gentling program. He landed at AAE for a layover in transportation with two other somewhat overwhelmingly dominant geldings as they were making their way back to DreamCatcher. He seemed to find himself unwittingly between the antics of the other two, and the poor guy couldn't seem to catch a break. He had a kind eye and an inquisitive nature, but for intimidation by the other two. We called him Ford. He seemed to be a good fit here at AAE, so we held him back when the trailer came for the boys.

Ford is enjoying pasture life with the herd, and he is slowly softening with humans. He'll be looking for a home soon after he's brave enough for a dental exam and hoof trim.

Welcome to the AAE family, Ford. We know your special person will find you soon!

If you would like to help more horses get the help they need, please donate here.

Posted on December 10, 2017


Posted on December 10, 2017

On the 23rd day, there was Cowboy!

There should be a Cowboy in every countdown!

​About a month after lil' Rascal came to AAE, DreamCatcher contacted AAE about another orphaned foal. He was born around May 5, 2017, but wasn’t found until May 8when his mom was suffering from colic. She had been hiding him.  Mom was a senior mare, and her colic was severe.  Sadly, she had to go to horsey heaven, so her lil guy traveled all the way to AAE so he’d have a big sister to grow up with and lots of people to watch over and love him.

He arrived late on May 8th.  This lil guy had slightly bowed legs and an ol' soul.  It was like looking at an old cowboy.  Alas, AAE dubbed him Cowboy. After evaluation by the vet, and a selenium injection, he was on his way to happily ever after.  He quickly picked up drinking milk replacer from a bucket, and in a blink, he stole everyone’s heart. Cowboy’s stay at AAE was just long enough to get strong and healthy, then lose the jewels.  He quickly found his forever home with a AAE adoption veteran. On September 9th,he was off to his new life, and hopefully some schooling by his new horsey mom, Harley (aka Kai).

If you would like to help more horses get the help they need, please donate here.

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