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!
Utah is a Yakima Mustang mare who was trapped and penned near Toppenish, WA. Because she was pregnant, she was offered up for sale rather than be sent to slaughter. Utah was purchased by a Rescue in WA and then sent to a foster home in Bend, OR to have her baby. After having the foal, we were asked to help with this duo. We picked up Utah and her baby whom we named Scout and brought them to AAM. The pair were allowed to just hang out until scout was 7 months old and then we started the weaning process. Scout has since been adopted into a wonderful home, and Utah is progressing well in her training. She is difficult to catch at times, and still has a ways to go, but this little mare is incredibly smart and a beautiful mover.
Gypsy is a 19 yr old BLM Mustang mare who has been through more than any Horse should. In the past three years Gypsy has been through six different owners, none of whom tried to actually figure out what was going on with this gorgeous mare. Until she was adopted by Jo. Jo took Gypsy in and started to gently rehabilitate her, taking the time to earn her trust and build a solid relationship. Gypsy has impaired vision in her right eye which was causing her to dangerously react to visual stimuli. Thinking she was being difficult, her previous owners used force with her. Jo took the time to figure out the problem with her vision, and began training her to work through the issues. Sadly, Jo was diagnosed with cancer and couldn’t work with Gypsy anymore. Jo reached out to the Rescue community for help, not wanting Gypsy to fall back into the same pattern of rehoming over and over again. We are currently working with Gypsy daily, focusing on reducing her reactions to visual stimuli, and she is progressing nicely. Gypsy may never be a solid trail horse, but she is excelling at arena riding. She is comfortable with the surroundings and is accedpting the visual challenges we present to her. We have high hopes for this lovely girl. She is sweet, gentle and kind
Meet Miles the Mule! Miles is 4 to 5 yrs old and 16 H. Miles is shy but sweet, and very affectionate once you earn his trust. Miles is another one of our intakes that was dumped at a livestock auction. He was terrified when he arrived at AAM. We let him just settle in and enjoy life again for the first 6 weeks he was here. He is now in training with Alena Clancy and is learning how to pull a cart. Miles will be available for adoption very soon. He is currently in Eagle Point, and can be available for a meet & greet if you are interested in this lovely boy
Scarlet is a sassy little cutie who has managed to outsmart and out-intimidate her previous owners. This behavior eventually led to her being dumped in a very bad place, but luckily for Scarlet, she eventually ended up here with us. Scarlet is approximately 28 inches tall and 3 yrs old. She has been both a challenge to work with and a constant source of entertainment. Scarlet will need a human who can gently but firmly stand their ground to her. Once Scarlet realizes her shenanigans will not be accepted, he demeanor changes quite drastically. Scarlet was very honery to the other horses when first introduced, but has now learned to interact successfuly. She is no longer in constant Defense mode and overall seems much happier. She is still a little pushy when leading, and will need her human to work with her and establish who is actually doing the leading. Scarlet had never been around dogs before, but no longer feels the need to chase them. She is affectionate and funny, but also a bit of a little booger. She will steal your Heart for sure. Contact us if you would like to schedule a meet with this little fluffball
Ava is a Yakima Mustang mare, 14 H, who is in the early training stages. This mare is not only stunning to look at, but has a sharp, willing mind. So far this mare has continually impressed us with her ability to remember what she has learned each day, as well as her desire to connect. Though still governed by her instinct for self preservation, “flight mode”, she always manages to regain her composure on her own. Which tells us that this mare has a very good, sensible mind. We are excited to be working with her and will post updates as she pogresses in her training.
Jake the Gentleman. Such a sweet and gentle boy…. Jake is a Quarter horse gelding, approximately 24 yrs old. Jake worked most of his life on a Ranch, serving humans. Then Jake got old. Jake was then dumped at the livestock auction after his owners considered him to be no longer worth feeding. Jake had lost a great deal of weight due to lack of dental care. A dear friend of ours happened to be at the auction, and after seeing Jake she contacted us and asked if we could please help him. And we did. After clearing Quarantine, we brought Jake to the Ranch and immediately called the Vet out to float his teeth. Our vet said from the poor condition of his mouth, that Jake had probably never had his teeth done, and that they were in poor shape. The good news was that he still had plenty of teeth, which we were very relieved to hear. After his Dental Jake started to slowly gain weight. His eyes started to sparkle and he began to get playful. After about a week Jake started talking to us. Each time we were in the paddock with him he would stop and whinny to us, almost like he was telling us about his day. Jake is currently in a Foster home where he gets to eat grass all day long, which he needs. Jake is in good overall physical condition, very rideable still for gentle trail rides, and he gets along well with his pasture mates. Jake is 16 H, so he’s a very big boy! Jake will be available for adoption after his second dental procedure, which is scheduled for late June.
Oscar the Donkey is sweet and gentle. Estimate him to be between 10 to 14 yrs old. For whatever reason Oscar was kept a Stallion, resulting in a lifetime of solitude and sadness. Severely neglected, his halter had been left on for so long that it has caused permanent scarring. First thing we did was take that halter off, he had a bleeding wound beneath it which must have been extremely painful. His hooves were in very bad shape as well. Oscar shows sign of having been beaten, but wants so desperately to trust us. He is letting us pet him and love him as long as we don’t raise our arms, which causes him to lunge away and then freeze in fear. For now Oscar is in a pasture with Simon the mini. We have the vet scheduled to come out and geld him, after which he can then be allowed to slowly meet the rest of the herd. He wants a buddy so badly. …. Oscar will be available for adoption as soon as his veterinary needs and hooves have been attended to.