Spice is a gorgeous 12 yr old registered appendix quarter horse rescued from Sunnyside Feed Lot. From what we can tell, Spice was injured quite severely on her front left hoof. Rather than getting her care, they dumped her at an auction. She was very distrustful for the first couple months, so we took our time working with her, letting her ease into the rythm of our place on her own terms. She eventually stopped heading the other direction when a human came near her, and started whinnying a greeeting instead. She has healed significantly, and we have started her on trail riding slowly. She has the most amazing, smooth trot…….dreamy. Contact us to set up a meet and greet with this stunning girl!
Kona is a big, beautiful BLM Mustang gelding from Rock Creek, Nevada. Captured in November, 2016 he was entered into the
Trainer Incentive Program (TIP). He was adopted from the TIP trainer but sadly things did not work out. Shortly before he was to be returned to BLM we saw a post about him on Facebook and contacted the current owner. We agreed to take Kona in to the Rescue and get him Re-Started. He is currently in our training program
- Dickens is a develish, trouble making little cutie.
Recently gelded, he is approximately 2 years old and is always trying to play “King” of the paddock. Even though his companionss are more than twice his size, he is always busy micro-managing their every move. We are confident he will grow out of this.
- Dickens is learning to walk on a lead and goes for evening strolls around the neighborhood with our resident Anatolian Shepard . We are training Dickens to be a trail-riding companion,
These two mares were at the Sunnyside Feedlot in WA. Halo (on the right) formerly tag #1100 is approximately 23 years old, and had been at the lot for several weeks. She was not gaining weight due to neglect of her dental care and she was unable to chew her food. No one would step up to take her home. Shilo had also been at the lot for a long time. Formerly Tag #1293, Shilo had several people express interest in her, but after two months of being on the feedlot, sadly it was just a bunch of people commenting on Facebook, with no one actually acting on their words. So here they are at AAM, and we adore these girls! Turns out Shilo is an 11 year old registered Quarter Horse. She had an injury on her left front foot, which is healing slowly but nicely. We believe she will be a nice non-competitive riding horse very soon. Halo the older mare is unstoppable!! After getting her teeth done and receiving endless hay and lots of warm mash with supplements, she is always ready to go! She’s been on several trail rides with us, and the younger horses can’t keep up with her. Whoever threw this Horse away…..well, let’s just say it’s their loss. And leave it at that.
UPDATE: TINO HAS BEEN ADOPTED !!!
Tino is a 5 yr old quarter horse gelding who absolutely loves to kiss and cuddle. From what we can gather of his story, he’d begun training and was somehow injured in the left shoulder area. The trauma of the injury caused his leg to rotate out severely. This injury is only visibly apparent when he stands or walks – when he trots or runs he appears normal. He shows no signs of pain, but the person who owned him at the time decided that it was easier to just take him to the feedlot, than to try and help him. Sadly, when Tino walked through the auction with his very visible gimp, he had no bidders, except the meat buyer.
This is when the story gets interesting….
Two ladies who’d attended the auction and seen that he’d received no bids, decided to walk by the pen where all the slaughter-bound horses were put. When they walked by, Tino came up to the panels and started nickering at them. He stuck his head through the panel for kisses, having no idea what his future held, he just saw humans and assumed that meant good things were going to happen. Lucky boy… they did. The ladies melted, and bought him from the meat buyer.
Tino is now receiving physical therapy and deep tissue body work. We are hoping to get this sweet boy back to as “normal” as possible. He is responding well, absolutely loves the attention, so much that he doesn’t even require tieing when treated. Barbara, who is treating him, says he is already showing signs of improvement. Tino is the first of our horses to go this special therapy program. Stay tuned ~
Dallas is a big, beautiful incredibly intuitive Sheldon Mustang mare from ISPMB, South Dakota, known as the “Hallelujah Horses.” She is always “guarding” her herdmates, always watching. She’s easy on fences and very quiet. We have had zero problems caused by this mare.
We have only recently begun working with Dallas, and she is gaining trust and confidence daily. Dallas is approximately 15.2 H, and is estimated to be in her late teens. Having never been touched by a human prior to arriving at AAM, she is discovering the joy of touching, brushing and attention. She actually goes into the round pen on her own and waits for you to come and “play” with her. She is nervous still, and can overreact but she quickly catches herself and willingly returns to your side once she realizes she is not in danger.
She is constantly fighting her fear in her desire to bond with humans, which is common. Dallas is currently in the process of maneuvering through ground obstacles, flagging, tarps and getting used to saddles, stirrups, and plastic sheets on her body – all of which she handles remarkably well. She is also learning to hang out with all variety of farm animals, which terrified her at first, and now accepts and seems to enjoy. We adore this mare, and are honored to be involved in this part of her journey.
UPDATE: PENNY HAS BEEN ADOPTED !!!
Penny was voluntarily surrendered to AAM in February 2017. She had foundered over the summer and fall of 2016, so was pulled off the pasture and put into a dry field with approximately 40 other horses. Penny then developed abscesses in both front feet. In too much pain to walk far, she could not compete with the other horses for food. She slowly began to starve. As her strength diminished and winter set in, she was unable to move out of the hock-high mud and feces she was left standing in, and infection moved into the open abscesses. With her immune system compromised she began to develop skin rot on both hind legs.
The home where we found her in this condition had apparently “rescued” Penny. She’d been abandoned along with her pony companion when her human family moved away. They simply left them at the property completely alone.
Penny is slowly beginning to show improvement. Turns out she is only eight years old. She has a very sweet nature, and even with all that she has endured at the hands of humans, she is still loving and willing to trust again. Penny will not be available for adoption for several months, as she is still recovering from the skin rot and abscesses. She has required regular hoof soaking with Epsom salts, as well as antibiotics and lots of hay and supplements. She’s moving a little easier now and putting on weight. Penny is in need of a sponsor to help her return to health.
UPDATE: Nash is available for adoption. He leads. loads, picks up his feet. Nash will be a big boy, Sheldon Mustang gelding. Contact us to meet this sweet boy 541.890.1274
When he arrived: Nash was born early in the morning May 12th, 2017. His mother Carmen traveled halfway across the country in December along with 8 other horses who were rescued from a flailing Mustang Rescue in South Dakota, to be taken in by AAM. All the Mustangs had been seized by the Sheriff’s Department and were facing slaughter if not adopted. We told them we would take as many horses as they could fit into the trailer. So we ended up with nine.
There were over 800 Mustangs in need of homes or rescue. This enormous undertaking was spearheaded by a remarkable woman named Elaine Nash. This has been the largest Animal Rescue in American history. We didn’t have to think twice about what to name this little man: Nash, of course.
Nash is very personable, curious and quite the comedian. He is extremely laid back and gets along with every creature he meets.
UPDATE: APACHE HAS BEEN ADOPTED !!!!
When she arrived: Apache is a Sheldon Mustang mare, approximately thirteen years old. When she first arrived at AAM we had our doubts that we would be able to halter her for several months – she was so stand-offish. But once the halter went on, she quickly accepted being touched and her training literally took off!!
Progress. Apache has now been on many off-property rides, dealing with dogs, tractors, garbage trucks and scariest of all…cows! She stands for farrier and trailer loads easily.
Paris is a three year old BLM mustang and went through the TIP (Trainer Incentive Program). TIP helps teach and prepare her to be comfortable to lead, load in a trainer, accept a farrier, and trailer. We took her in after 2 false starts with adopters. She was facing being returned to the BLM holding facility, so AAM stepped in and agreed to take Paris.
Anna, Founder of AAM, has starting to work with her, advancing her training to get her to be adoptable. She’s the first horse we’re launching into our Working Mustangs Program. Stay tuned for more information, as the program is developed.