Elliot is quite a character. In the past few months that he has been here at AAM, his personality has really evolved. He was shy and jumpy, showing no interest in joining up. All he wanted to do was hide behind the other horses. Now he thinks he is King of the world. He stands for the farrier, leads, loads and ties, he goes over obstacles and through puddles….however he prefers to be a lazy little fatty. He is now a long yearling, Elliot will be available for adoption as soon as he has been gelded and the exercising protocol has been completed. We are scheduled for late January. Elliot is funny and gentle and curious. He is also stubborn and a tad bit lazy. Elliot has been with tiny horses, huge horses, donkeys and dogs. He will need a home with at least one other young horse to keep him physically motivated
Rollo is a 9 year old miniature horse gelding. Shortly before we got Rollo he’d had some sort of trauma that resulted in complete vision loss in his right eye. Whatever the trauma was, caused not only physical damage but mental as well. He was abandoned shortly after the “incident”. We are working with him to help him adjust to his new limitations. He lacks confidence and is fearful, his trust for humans was destroyed at some point. He has scars on his face caused from very long term wearing of a rope halter. The scars are permanent. The pain he endured as his face grew around this tiny rope halter must have been excrutiating. He is slowly gaining confidence, and seeking out certain humans that he has learned to trust. Rollo will most likely be with us for quite a while. He will need a great deal of love and patience. But he is one of the sweetest little guys we’ve ever met. Not a mean bone in his body, not even to other horses or dogs. He will need a very loving human, one who will not have any type of agenda or scheduled goals for him. At age 9, his life needs to be about him now. He needs to learn what it can be like to enjoy life just being a horse.
Bandit is currently 8 months old and is a Medicine hat, Welsh pony cross. For reasons we will never know or understand, this little guy was sent to a Texas auction when he was only 3 months old. We originally were told he was a miniature horse yearling, in very poor shape, emaciated and listless. But our Vet told us otherwise. Some friends of ours were at the auction and contacted us upon seeing him, asking if we would take him. When Bandit first arrived he was the saddest horse we’d ever seen. Horribly thin, and with absolutely no interest for anything. His eyes lacked any spark whatsoever. He missed his mama….. We got him on a healthy diet and his weight picked up, but he still showed no enthusiasm for life. He never played or even ran around the pasture as young horses generally do. He was introduced to several horses here, and while he did not get into fights, he also did not create any bonds. Until he was put in with Halo. Halo is a 30 yr old mare we rescued from a feedlot 3 years ago. She’d been abandoned by humans due to her age and rapid weight loss (her teeth had never been done) She was frequently picked on by other horses. When these two met the bond was instant and amazing. Halo even allowed Bandit to mock nurse from her when he needed comfort. They have been inseperable. Bandit has fluorished because of the love and kindness shown by this old mare. He now plays! He zooms around the paddocks, he bucks and cavorts. His confidence is wonderful to see. Bandit is not yet ready for adoption, he is due to be gelded soon. Please contact us if you would like to meet bandit or for more info as to when he will be available
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.