Lakota

Lakota is a 17 yr old BLM Mustang mare from Round Mountain HMA. Lakota has been through numerous owners, and eventually ended up for free on Craigs List in central California. Lakota stands up for herself and will not tolerate humans who have no idea what they are doing. She can see right through any facade. Her ability to stand her ground has led her through a lifetime of rough handling, of humans who have tried to force her rather than ask her. When asked, she can be amazingly gentle and compliant. Lakota will need a confident horse person who can meet her on her own terms. Firm but gentle. For the right person, Lakota will be the best, most loyal partner one could hope for. Contact us if you feel you might be that person and would like to meet this beautiful mare

Spice

 

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!

Halo

        ***** HALO is the sweetest, gentlest, most loyal horse I have yet to meet.  She was dumped at the Kill Lot because she got old. Her teeth got old, she was losing a significant amount of weight…so they dumped her. We agreed to bring her here, and she has made life here at the Ranch so much better!! Now healthy, she is a force to be reckoned with. Our younger horses can’t keep up with her on the trails. We use her to train our younger horses daily. She is patient, kind and oh so wise…..Estimated to be around 25, she acts and moves out life she’s 12. Halo has a loving Sponsor and will remain here at the Rescue for the remainder of her life.  Just goes to show you, never underestimate and older horse.  They deserve a chance too !

Shylo

          ************************ SHYLO IS A 22 YR old BLM Mustang from Palomino Butte. Shylo worked as a ranch horse for several years at the Shy Ranch in Colorado He was then sold in his late teens to a couple in eastern Oregon. He was very loved for a couple of years, and then the family fell on very hard times. We were asked to take Shylo in and find him a loving, lasting home. Shylo needed a tune up as he had been sitting in a field for about 2 years. So I introduced myself, let him get to know me, and then started riding. What a joy this horse is to work with! We have spent about 40 hours of riding time together, and we have enjoyed every moment of it. There is absolutely nothing this lovely boy won’t do for you once you’ve earned his trust. He is phenomenal. Big, strong and solid both in body and mind. I personally will be honored to find him his own loving human, but I will also be very, very sad to see him go. ….

Lobo

            ************** Lobo is an 11 yr old Devils Garden Mustang gelding. Lobo is beautiful, smart, curious and so desperately wanting to connect. He was very low in the herd’s pecking order.  He came in very thin and covered with scars, with zero confidence, afraid of everything. We are not pushing this gorgeous boy. Some horses simply take longer than others. He is now halter trained, and has begun to allow some touching. We were finally able to detangle his mane and brush the front part of his body. He is powerfully built and will make an amazing mountain/trail horse. After 4 months here, gradually accepting his new environment and the presence of humans, we feel he is finally ready to go the the trainers. Next week will be the beginning of the rest of this beautiful boys life. Stay tuned!

Kona

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

Shilo and Halo

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.

Dallas

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Nash

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.