Huck is a sweetheart. Standing at 16H, he is between 10 and 12 yrs old. This hunky quarter horse apparently had some bucking issues which made his owners feel that it was okay to dump him at the livestock auction. We raised the funds to purchase him and he was brought to AAM. First thing we did was to asses his physical issues…why did he buck? His feet were in horrible shape with severe thrush in all 4 hooves. He’d received no hoof care in at least a year by the looks of him, and he was in a great deal of pain. We addressed those issues first. Then we had our equine acupuncturist and laser specialist work on him. He had severe pain in several parts of his body, so he began regular treatments. After 8 weeks of treatment he was cleared for some arena work, and Huck is doing great!!! This lovely boy will be available in the next couple weeks, ready to be a trail horse deluxe. Go Huck!!
Bella is a bit of a firecracker. This beautiful little 10 yr old mare is about 37″ and thinks she’s a full size chestnut mare. Bella can be difficult to win over, but is very sweet once you do. We don’t know much about her past except that she came from a hoarding situation. She eventually ended up in a home with some very nice people, but she can be intimidating, so here she is with us. Bella is used to dogs, donkeys, other minis as well as big horses. She is the perfect size for a cart pony, and is curious and very smart. She tries to be pushy and has obviously gotten away with this behavior in the past. She would do best in a home with a horse savvy adult who can be gentle with her, but also firm when necessary. She is unpredictable at farrier sessions. Sometimes she does good, sometimes not. Bella leads and loads fine. This little cutie will need work and patience, but she is well worth the effort. Contact us if you would like to meet Bella.
Bean is a Hoot! This little guy came to us from Texas as a stallion, but we quickly fixed that problem! Bean was covered in scars from past fights and completely incapable of making friends with other equines. After he was gelded the change in his personality was almost instantaneous. He is now mellow and funny and a joy to be around. He is responding to training so well that he has been entered into our “Trail Buddy Program”. This program is roughly a year of training, preparing the horses for all types of trail situations wether their humans are hiking, biking or horseback riding. Bean will also learn how to carry a pack saddle for hauling picnic lunches and snacks. Bean is 35″ tall and weighs approx 175 pounds. At just 5 yrs old he is incredibly smart and a quick learner. We are looking forward to LOTS of adventures while training little Bean over the next year.
Clara is an adorable little senior girl, standing at 36″. We guess her to be around 20 yrs old. She was extremely standoffish on arrival. Everything was “No”. But she is so stinking cute that we just didn’t pay any attention. It didn’t take long to get her interested and participating in walks, grooming and affection. Clara is fine with other minis, but genuinely prefers the company of full size horses, making her a perfect candidate for a companion horse. This lovely chocolate palomino mare is ready for her Home! Contact us if you would like to meet Clara
Scamp is the sweetest boy. He can be shy at first and takes a bit to earn his trust. This delightful Miniature Donkey stands at 35″ and is approximately 6 years old. Scamp is now halter trained and leads, loads in the trailer pretty well, however he still needs work on stading for farrier. This is something that truly scares him. He does not try to be mean or lash out, but to him it is a life threatening experience. This will require patience, understanding and gentleness from his adopter. Scamp has had 2 full trims since being here, but it is a challenge. Scamp is looking for a human who likes to go for walks with him, long leisurely strolls around the neighborhood, and who will understand that he is a shy boy who needs a gentle, loving leader who will help him overcome his shyness
These two lovely Donkeys became very bonded at the feedlot in Texas, before we were able to bail them out. They are available for adoption as a pair only. Peaches is approximately 12 yrs old, and Duncan the gelding is estimated at 6 yrs. They have learned to be haltered and have started to lead. Both load into the trailer well. Peaches still needs work on her manners for the farrier. Both have been vaccinated, dewormed. Peaches was in bad shape on arrival and needed emergency hoof care and body work. Barely able to walk, she now walks and trots pain free. Loving and funny and ready to offer their complete loyalty and friendship!
Ava is a beautiful Yakama Mustang mare, approximately 10 years old. Ava was trapped on the Reservation last year, intended for shipment to slaughter. A group of Mustang advocates purchased her from the trapper, and we were asked if we would take here in to the Rescue. Ava has been in training for the past few months and is now ready for adoption. She will require a Mustang savvy owner who is willing to seriously commit to bonding with her. She is loyal and very focused on her human. She is wary of strangers at first, and will need her human to put the time into earing her trust. She is incredibly smart and very quick to learn. She is started under saddle, but has not been out on trails. 14 H with athletic, strong build.
Dickens is a Mini Mule gelding, 33 inches tall. Dickens was quite a handful when we first met him. But he has turned into one of the most affectionate of our equine residents. Dickens loves to go for walks around the neighborhood, and will help out with the chores. He loads into the trailer great, leads, ties, stands for farrier (most of the time) He is still learning to accept being ponied out on trail, as he much prefers to follow along without a lead. But he is so much fun to take along as a riding buddy. He was horrible with dogs upon arrival, but now trots along with them on the trail, only occasionally trying to chase them. Dickens is not a perfect angel. He can be quite devious at times. But he is loving and funny and a joy to be around. He is still learning to like having his ears touched, but we are getting there. Dickens is ready for his new Home. Contact us if you would like to meet Dickens
Skye is a gorgeous Yakima Mustang mare, standing at 15.1 H. Her age is yet to be determined. Skye is still in the gentling phase of her training and will not be available for a couple more months. This is one of our favorite horses here at AAM. She tries harder than anyone. She is still very motivated by flight mode, but works so hard to fight that instinct. She wants badly to connect and overcome her fear, and we are working steadily to help her through this. She is amazingly responsive to vocal praise, you can see her eyes and body relax immnediately when she realizes she is being praised. Skye is extremely intelligent and very sensitive to her surroundings, both human and equine. We are both excited and honored to have her here with us. Every time we work with her we move a little more forward in her training. For those of you who have gentled mustangs, you know how remarkable this is. She is going to be an amazing partner for someone soon
Paco is a gaited Rocky Mountain gelding , 15.1 H and 5 yrs old. Paco came to us having never been handled. At all. We have been working steadily with him and he has become such a loving partner. Paco is still green but absolutely LOVES being out on the trails. Paco will need a dedicated human who loves to ride trails to continue putting miles on him. He does not enjoy arena work and gets bored indoors very easily. Paco has been in training for 4 months and is ready for Adoption. Paco is currently in Eagle Point, if you would like to meet this lovely gaited trail horse who is loaded with potential, contact us!