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All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The specific charitable purposes of All About Equine Animal Rescue are to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines; to provide animals with food, shelter, care and handling; and veterinary care, as needed; to utilize a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; to provide long term care for unadoptable animals; and to educate the community about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines; within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Target demographics: horses in need and our community.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50 horses and hundreds of humans.

Geographic areas served: El Dorado County and the Greater Sacramento Area

Programs: volunteer programs, community service programs, educational and outreach programs, youth activities, and more.

Community Stories

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Susan Lennon W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently joined AAE as a volunteer and have to say this a great group of people! So dedicated and hard-working. Everyone truly has the best interests of the animals. I so enjoy being a part of this organization.

Holly Steel D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I joined AAE because she loves horses. We aren’t able to get out there often but when we do, we are welcomed like we’ve been every weekend. She loves grooming the horses and watching them rehab and knowing she is helping if only a little. She even enjoys mucking the stalls! AAE is a great place to volunteer and we love the crew.

Katie106

Donor

Rating: 5

These volunteers are absolutely wonderful. They are patient and loving and have that magic element that takes an abandoned and neglected horse to a healthy and happy horse.

The facility is a loving home donated by the loving parents of the founder.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful equine rescue. They are very professional and caring of their volunteers and horses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

All About Equine is a lifesaver. Not only for the horses and other animals that have been rescued but for many of its volunteers too. I know I would be in a very unhappy place if I hadn’t found this place a few years ago. I really look forward to my weekly volunteer shift. It’s wonderful to spend time with the horses and help in their healing and rehabilitation and ultimately in the placement in their forever homes. This organization is so well run and it’s main focus above and beyond, is the animals welfare. I love being able to support such a great organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this group of people and the horses they care for. I started volunteering here in June and found everyone who volunteers here is hardworking, caring and kind. They love all the horses and work hard to ensure each horse gets the best care possible. Of special mention is Wendy who oversees all care and treatment of these beautiful animals. She seems to have endless energy and checks on all horses making sure they are getting the best care possible. There has never been a day I have been there where I haven’t seen Wendy at the barn overseeing the horses’ care and treatment. I’m so happy to be associated with this nonprofit and can’t say enough good things about it.

Alwayzd923

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This horse rescue has become my family. I love my fellow volunteers and the work we are able to do for the horses! I definitely recommend checking this organization out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is always a pleasure to work with this organization. I have been volunteering here for several years and they have my heart!

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slleigh

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All About Equine is an outstanding rescue organization. Rescue of, and rehoming horses. Wonderful people saving horses who need care, love, and safety. I have been both a volunteer and I also adopted my amazing guy from All About Equine (see pic below - adopted at age 2.5).

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Katja W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My story is too long to tell. What I will say is that this organization is operating with the integrity any rescue should be led. It is spearheaded by individuals with the wellbeing of animal and human alike. I have the utmost respect and gratitude for this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAE really cares about the wellbeing of the animals and the funds are used appropriately and the volunteers are dedicated and loyal to this amazing cause.

Lori100

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAE is one of the best Equine resques that I know! Wendy her self does a Great job with every animal that comes in to her care. Without her and her volunteers who knows what would happen to those animals. If I get another horse I will adopt one from her. They All are seen by a Veteranarian and when adopted out you get the updated information on the horse you adopt. Thank you AAE for all the hard work you you do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I started donating time as well as hand made decorations to All About Equine a few years ago. Wendy works very hard at keeping her horses and volunteers happy, it is always a pleasure to see the people that work so hard to care for the animals that come in to this rescue. I would very highly recommend this rescue to anyone who is looking for a horse that is well cared for no matter what the issue is that the horse has. Thank you so much for what you all do to save these horses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at AAE for 7 years now. It is truly a wonderful, caring place that transforms the lives of the animals that take in. The people are loving and caring and the you can really see in the eyes of the horses that they feel safe. Over the years I've had a few favorites - as does everyone! Its wonderful to see them get healthy and then find their forever homes. If you are having a bad day or week, come out and volunteer - the feeding, mucking and the smells (yes they smells) will rejuvenate you on a whole other level.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

AAE takes in animals that are in need of help. We've had some pretty sad cases come in over the last 6 -9 months. You often wonder if they will survive. But thanks to the care they receive at AAE, ALL are thriving. The animals are happy and they know no one there is going to hurt them. Its so amazing to see the transformation these animals make from the time they arrive to now. Just when you think they can't get any more beautiful, they do. Thank you to Wendy and all the volunteers for making AAE so wonderful. This is an awesome organization. Not only saving the animals and making a difference in their lives, but the programs offered at AAE help educate people of all ages about the horses and their care. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking for a great place to volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with AAE and I have nothing but positive things to say about the organization. The horses are beautifully maintained, vet checked, and taken care of impeccably. The people at AAE are very supportive, positive in nature, and understand this is something we all do out of the goodness of our hearts. The organization has been built from a foundation of love.

Jenna C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great tack store, great work, great rescue for horses in the community!

Kat H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Amandakphillips10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2 Susan H.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2 Natalie S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Denise M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2 Melissa M.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2 Cathy M.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AAE does such incredible work to save horses! It’s a wonderful organization to volunteer for too.

2 Blair D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at AAE for 4 years, and I know that this organization does what it claims. The horses, no matter what the condition, are taken care of with love and care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love AAE! The horses are well cared for and the volunteers are wonderful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

No previous horse experience, now after over a year have good friends (two- and four-legged).

2 Tara La M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AAE helps abused and neglected horses get their lives back. All the volunteers truly care about the horses, and give them lots of love.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

AAE goes above and beyond to provide their horses with the care and love they need to get healthy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Jeanette T.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hey, if you don't mind getting dirty, mucking, and spending time with beautiful horses, AAE is the place to be. I had a horse a long time ago. I spent time with her grooming, riding etc. I was in heaven. I loved my little girl named Joy. I wasn't able to get another horse I missed the calmness and love between an animal and her mom (me). Some one told me about this organization that rescues horses and I immediately jumped on the band wagon, called and spoke to Judy to sign up for orientation and have never left. I was volunteering 3 days a week now I'm volunteering 4 days a week I'm on my 4th month. The shift leaders I have worked with Sue, Ashley and Michele are wonderful and full of information.

This is the place to be if you want to be with horses.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had an incredible time volunteering here and will continue to do so, I love working with all the horses and the other volunteers - it's truly a one-of-a-kind community that cares about horses and makes a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a really great volunteer place. There are really nice horses. These people do great and important work. I love volunteering here. Everyone is so nice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All about equine is such an amazing rescue. I was so happy to discover such a great place, and I have fallen in love with all the rescue horses there. It brings my joy to be able to help them!