Three more horses have found their forever homes: Roo, the cute, inquisitive dun colt; Aspen, the sweet, adorable filly and Sedona, the beautiful, all-black Paso Fino mare. Congratulations to Sue, Erica and Chrissy! And a big "thank you" to them too, for with every adoption AAE has room to take in and rehabilitate another horse. Such adoptions benefit not only the lucky adopted ones, but they make it possible for additional horses to find their way to health and a loving family as well.
NEED A LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT? Here's a nice idea for the horse lover in your life - make a donation to All About Equine in the name of your special person! Your gift will be memorialized in a handsome certificate, which AAE will send via email to either the giftee or to you to print and give yourself. As AAE operates solely on donations and grants, your special person will be delighted to know that all monies go directly to the feed and care of the rescue horses!!!
Here's how: on our home page (www.allaboutequine.org), click the donate button and fill in the necessary information to make your donation. Then click on "Special Instructions to the Seller" and provide an email address and the name of the person in whose name the donation is being made (the giftee). The email address can be the giftee's address if you want AAE to send the email certificate directly to the giftee or your address if you prefer that AAE send the certificate to you.
Thank you for considering the horses during this special Christmas season!
It's Stella's Turn!
Our beautiful Stella has been adopted! It's a bittersweet moment for all of us at AAE, as Stella was born on the property and had a special place in our hearts, but we are so happy that she has found a good home with adopters Faith and Tricia in Fair Oaks. After losing their older gelding a few weeks earlier, the two soon knew they would honor his memory by adopting a rescue horse into a loving forever home. Stella is now happily ensconced in her new barn and pasture with their other mare, Penny, and enjoying the good life. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Tika and Julie! Julie, who has been fostering Tika for the last several months, has decided that Tika is just too precious to let go! Tika came to AAE as a pregnant unhandled feedlot rescue. After a short period of daily handling, however, she learned to trust her person and was soon under halter and performing basic and then advanced groundwork. Tika is now in saddle training and doing well. Tika's success is a shining example of what can be achieved when one is willing to give time and love to these beautiful animals, many of whom were essentially thrown away by uncaring owners through no fault of their own. Great work, Julie!
A huge thank-you to all who came out to the wine tasting event on Saturday! It was a great success and a special evening. AAE also would like to send out a special thank-you to Elke Schlosser for opening her beautiful Enchanted April Inn for the fundraiser and to Karen Vianni for the gastronomic delights and her catering expertise.
AAE is so excited about this upcoming event! On Saturday evening, October 13th, Richard Winters will be doing a separate demonstration with one of our rescue mares, Tika, to inform and entertain the crowds at the Fairgrounds after the first day of the horsemanship clinic. Festivities begin at 5:30p and will involve two of our favorite things: horses and dessert! Tickets are only $15 each or $25 for two. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours!
Like horses? Like art? Like wine? Join us for An Enchanted Tuscan Evening at Enchanted April Inn in Pilot Hill, on September 8th, 6:00 - 8:30pm. Tickets are available through AAE or by emailing email@example.com. This event is for adults only and the cost is $35.00 per person. Enjoy wines of The Riviera Wine Club, appetizers, art display by local artists, and great people.
AAE is happy to announce that we are hosting a Richard Winters Clinic at the El Dorado Fairgrounds on October 13th and 14th. Richard is a nationally-renowned horseman, star of his own television show and winner of the 2009 Road to the Horse competition. The two-day Advancing Horsemanship Clinic will teach riders Richard's 4-Part Harmony exercises to establish greater communication and suppleness of their horses' body. Riders will gain a greater understanding of collection, lead changes and riding refinement, preparing them to perform at a higher level, regardless of riding discipline. For more information or to sign up to ride, please contact Julie Abel at 916-718-6807 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space limited. Auditors welcome.