Faith In

After a lifetime of abuse and repeated starvation, FaithIn resided at AAM for many years. We had a lot of issues to work through. Though malnourished and prone to ulcers and colic, this beautiful leopard appaloosa’s physical health was much easier to address than his mental and spiritual health.  Shortly before AAM was contacted about him, he had been in 5 homes in 2 months. The last home had traded him for a lawn mower. He was named FaithIn because of all the horses we’d taken in, this horse truly needed to have Faith In something…  Intelligent, gentle and very sensitive, FaithIn is a horse that does not like his surroundings to change. Though he was secure here at AAM, he was often distressed by other horses coming in to the Rescue and then being adopted. He didn’t understand that this was a good thing, he only knew that his new friend had been led away and never seen again. We realized that he need to be in a home where all the animals lived there permanently, so he wouldn’t have to worry so much. He is now living on a large property with several other horses and miniature donkeys. He has gained weight and is keeping it on. We visit him at his new home every month. He is happy, secure and stress-free.

Dakota & Denali

This mother and son pair arrived at AAM never having been handled by humans. They were underweight and loaded with parasites. The colt, Dakota, accepted human contact within a couple of weeks.  His mother Denali who is approximately 15, was more wary.  After focusing on their nutrition, and gelding Dakota, they were haltered and taught to lead.  Denali was offered for adoption as a companion animal, and the pair were adopted by “V” in northern Oregon. “V” was not an experienced horse woman, but she’d dreamed of adopting a wild mustang and adding that experience to her life’s goals.  After much communication, we decided that “V” was the right human for this pair. Her generous spirit and enthusiasm was exactly what they needed.  This new family is doing very well, and learning from each other daily.  We always look forward to updates, which “V” generously supplies for us.


Romeo earned his name in the first week he arrived at AAM.  We estimated his aged to be nearing 2 years old. He’d never been touched by a human, and when he finally was he absolutely loved it! Romeo was adopted by Patty, and now lives in the Portland, OR area. The pair bonded instantly, truly a case of love at firt sight.


Promise is an 18 year old Sheldon Mustang who arrived at AAM undernourished, loaded with parasites and extremely pregnant. She’d never been handled by humans, so her hooves were also in very bad shape, making walking difficult for her.  “J.J.” from northern Oregon saw a photo of her and fell in love. After Promise’s health issues were addressed and she was familiar with humans, she travelled to her new home. A huge thanks to Kate Beardsly from Mustangs To The Rescue, who braved the treacherous winter to transport Promise safely before her foal was born.  Promise gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Earth Day,  and will now live out her life with J.J. as a companion animal.