All About Equine is more than a rescue filled with loving and caring people who work extremely hard to nurture and heal the damaged bodies, minds and spirits of horses. They are a community of wonderful people who show broken and damaged people how to heal their minds and spirits through the transforming power of loving and caring for a horse. Look at the Programs on their website and you find special days for Children, Seniors and Veterans. What you don't see are the people who train and mentor volunteers who are disabled or emotionally damaged or utterly clueless when it pertains to how to care for a horse.
If your thinking "A Horse Rescue should only rescue horses. Why rescue people?" Think about this...Horses are abused and neglected and killed Every Day. By People Who Were ..Never Taught..How to Care About and Care For a Horse.
All About Equine is all about rescuing horses now. And rescuing horses in the future, by teaching people how to love, protect and care for a horse.
I started volunteering with AAE in basic horse care after moving to the area from my lifelong home in Northern Virginia. AAE immediately became a new home, they took my life long love of horses, with interrupted riding experiences and helped me learn about actual horsemanship; with insight into daily needs as well as their approach to medical care. I learned so much during my time there it's hard to express, only a career driven move from the area broke my 3 days a week comittment to time spent - I've been away from daily chores for awhile now and still miss AAE every day. The horses are amazing, the people are amazing. I had some experience with a few rescues, horse and small animal, before I started volunteering here and in comparison this is truly an amazing organization - if you love horses or just love four leggers AAE is a blessing, try it and see!
A barn friend that helps with AAE invited me to attend the fundraiser, Boots and Bling last year, so I bought tickets for husband and self. Just prior to the event a sickly foal was rescued and needed almost hourly care. The event went on, but in the parking lot was a well bedded trailer with the foal, and intravenous taped securely to the neck. Volunteers rotated being with the foal throughout the evening, as well as the many volunteers that manned the stations at the event. For daily care at the property volunteers do all the care on a shift basis. Now there is a used tack store to further expand the ways to raise funding for the rescued horses. I have never seen such dedication to horses as at AAE.
AAE is just overall amazing. I adopted a horse from them 3 years ago and had the best experience going through the adoption process. It is very clear that everyone at AAE loves each and every horse on the property and a lot of effort is put into helping all of the horses.
I adopted my mare from AAE in 2015. I had the best experience going through the adopting process. My mare was untouchable when I first got her so, AAE allowed me to spend a month with her there before I adopted her. Wendy is a fantastic person and is so knowledgeable. The volunteers are always so nice and everything is very organized. All of the staff and volunteers were so supportive of Kona and I and they continue to be! I would recommend this rescue to anybody looking for a rescue horse.
I adopted Bailey from AAE 2 years ago. She was 2 years old then. From my 1st email asking questions about her to the day I came from Nevada to pick her up ,all interactions and experiences were positive! Wendy and staff are passionate and professional! They truly care about every animal in their care. My horse had a terrible start to life. They laid a great foundation for her, helping her to trust humans again. I now have a confident & willing young horse and am having so much fun with her!!! I'm so happy I found AAE! I commend them for their excellent care, training and giving!
AAE is an amazing Horse Rescue.
The comunity of volunteers is like a big family for all animals, horses, and humans.
The people working with and for all the horses and farm animals do all they can do.
It is my pleasure and my honor to be part of AAE!
AAE does such incredible work to save horses! It’s a wonderful organization to volunteer for too.
Horses of all shapes and sizes being given a safe respite and a chance to find their forever person. Amazing and caring group of volunteers . All About Equine is truly worthy of recognition for their tireless efforts!
I feel priveleged to spend time with the beautiful horses at AAE, to spend time with the amazing volunteers and I am loving every minute with the cutest lil guy ever- Dierks/Bandit I'm adopting from AAE.
I started volunteering at AAE a couple of months ago. They do amazing work here and help so many horses in unfortunate situations, they nurse them back to good health, acclimate those that are not use to being around people gain their courage and provide a loving touch and kind words to these gentle souls. I am proud to be just a small part of this amazing group of people that so generously give of their time to these beautiful creatures! Please help them continue to do this amazing work!
No previous horse experience, now after over a year have good friends (two- and four-legged).
AAE helps abused and neglected horses get their lives back. All the volunteers truly care about the horses, and give them lots of love.
AAE goes above and beyond to provide their horses with the care and love they need to get healthy.
It is always a pleasure to work with this organization. I have been volunteering here for several years and they have my heart!
I have volunteered with AAE for over 3 years! I can't get enough! I love the organization, the horses and the other volunteers. We are family! My life would be so different without AAE. THANK YOU!!!
I am just awestruck by the abilities and kindenesses of the wonderful people who really ARE All About Equine! I had never heard of this organization before a few years ago when I tried my own hand at horse adoption. Though for me it turned out that my then-current experiences with horses were not honed well enough for me to adopt my first "forever" horse, I had the first-hand experience of visiting AAE and, through thoughtful and patient conversation with Wendy diGiorno, was able to find direction on the path to my first horse. Though I'm still travelling that path, thanks to Wendy and her associate, Sharon, I am fully confident that I'm headed the right way, thanks to that never-to-be-forgotten afternoon for me at AAE. Theirs is an organization which truly takes to heart the specific needs of the individual horses and prospective owners for the best possible "forever" outcome for all concerned. How fortunate for California that AAE is here!
AAE is an exceptionally run organization full of dedicated, caring volunteers who make it their mission to provide each animal with the tender loving care they deserve.
I adopted a wonderful pony from AAE a few years ago. They do a lot of community outreach and education as well as programs for young children. I was impressed with the amount of work they do with the horses. The pens and pastures were clean and in good shape. You could tell the horses were well taken care of and loved the staff and volunteers. They are also great about posting updates on adoptions and rescue efforts. Open, honest people who truly have the animals best interest in mind.
AAE is a wonderful organization that has found homes for dozens of horses in need. My wife has volunteered there for a few years and I enjoy going to the events with her.
As a volunteer at All About Equine I am amazed every day by the horses and wonderful people involved with this rescue. This all-volunteer horse rescue is the real thing and puts the horses first. A very dedicated group of volunteers provides quality care for the horses while enjoying a friendly working environment. Lasting friendships are made here, everyday…equine and human.
I adopted a beautiful horse from AAE. This rescue is exceptional because they take the best care of the horses they take in, spare no expense when it comes to medical care by using a top notch horse clinic in the area, and they are tireless and innovative with their fundraising. They have been very consistent and placed a lot of horses in good homes. I would always go to AAE first if I wanted to get a new horse because you always know exactly what you are getting. They disclose everything about a horse's history, always have the best interest of their horses in mind, and they are 100% dedicated to making a difference.
This is such an amazing non-profit group. The work they do truly makes the world a better place one day at a time. I have been involved for several years now and have seen their work positively affect humans and horses beyond what words can describe. One of the most rewarding experiences has been watching the transformation of mammas and babies rescued from slaughter and through amazing dedication, patience, and love from volunteers seeing those same terrified, battered and essentially wild horses learn to trust humans. Then, in what can only be described as fate, those same horses come full circle to help humans learn to trust, have patience, and put their faith in another animal just as they did. It's truly remarkable to see the journey for both horse and human, and with AAE it is experienced on a daily basis.