the relationship between sbcas and aghr continues to flourish as skip finds a foster home
AGHR is proud to partner with SBCAS to help rescue and adopt out their horses in need. We are excited to be recognized as a sponsor, when we donate towards their shelter equine transport unit, who generously brings their shelter horses to us when we adopt them. We are grateful for this service, which saves us time and funds, to better be spent on our horses. We thank Officer Geoff Clinton, and his staff, and the Animal Services Director, Mrs. Yates, for helping to bring Sunshine, Barrister, and Skip to AGHR in Simi Valley. Our donation was a small token of our huge admiration and appreciation for their partnership and support.
Dear Animal Guardians,
I want to personally express my gratitude for your donation of $100.00. It does not even begin to describe how we feel about you! We at Animal Services strive to provide the best care possible for the homeless animal population in Santa Barbara County and we would not be able to do so without your generous contributions. We deeply appreciate the kindness you have shown to make life better for our furry friends awaiting their forever homes!
As recent local and world events have shown, it is imperative to have a disaster preparedness plan that involves your pets. If you do not have a plan, Visit www.sbcanimalservices.org for disaster preparedness checklists, emergency supply kits lists, and important information about keeping your animals safe during an emergency.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services Director
help support our horses by donating to our givinggrid campaign
Please help support our new ongoing $5 Friday fundraising campaign with GivingGrid.
We realize that times are tough and finances are tight. But $5 will help purchase a bottle of fly spray, a salt lick brick, a bag of soft pine shavings, a bag of carrots, a tube of antibiotic ointment and much more that we need for our equine sanctuary rescue in Southern California. Please pick a horseshoe square and donate $5. Let's fill up our grid to fill up our horses' buckets every Friday. Everyone can contribute. If you can't make a donation, please contribute five minutes of your time after work on Friday, to send this email to everyone you know, encouraging them to participate in our $5 Friday GivingGrid campaigns. All donations on the GivingGrid come 100% to our horses with no fee taken. So HAY, I mean HEY, let's get this grid filled up and fill up the buckets for our rescue horses this weekend!
Thank you for your support to the equine angels of Animal Guardians Horse Rescue.
See's sweet treats for sweet senior sanctuary horses
Thank you to the 23 supporters who purchased See's Candies for our online store fall fundraiser! We appreciate: Officer Geoffrey Clinton, Angela Walters Yates, Kara Vallow, Theresa Paden, Candice Camacho, Deborah Greene-Dellvon, Sharon Hetrick, Heidi Cameron, Marion Mischel-Wilson, Phyllis Siegel, Ruth Easley, Leslie Lee, Dawn Merchan, Denise Hirsch, Pam Brown, Lori Warling, Stacy Maslanka, April Beighley, Cathy Halley, and Steven Barr, for supporting our cause! See's Candies donated $251 from their proceeds on our candies and gift card sale to AGHR for fundraising. This contributed towards the $345 vet services bill we paid for Skip on September 29, 2021. This offset our costs, and we appreciate all of you helping us with this fundraiser! Keep your eyes open. We may be doing another See's online Winter Holiday sale fundraiser soon.
AGHR takes in another senior equine
We are excited to bring Skip home to Animal Guardians Horse Rescue from the Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelter! This sweet 20-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was abandoned and impounded to the shelter as a stray a few months ago. He is unilaterally blind, but otherwise healthy and serviceable sound. We are looking forward to getting to know Skip and his new foster caregiver in Simi Valley. Skip needs sponsors as we rehabilitate him and retrain him for his future adoptive home. Please help sponsor Skip!
AGHR Foster and pony win HSUS Forever foundation training program farrier event showcase
Congratulations Rusty and his Foster Caregiver, Lori Warling! This dynamic duo pony-person team won the national Humane Society of the United States Forever Foundation Training Program 60 Day Challenge Preparation For Farrier Event Showcase in August 2021! Lori has won a Lead Rope and Halter Prize for AGHR! Great Job. Natural Horsemanship Groundwork Training Pays Off.
Rusty: 60 day challenge completed
We are proud to announce that Rusty has completed his first 60 Day Challenge activity with the Humane Society of the United States Forever Foundation Training Program. His foster boarding partner, Lori Warling, has really enjoyed working with him through the Ground Work Level and Rusty has progressed from a "blue" (knowing nothing), to a "yellow" (fairly well schooled) little pony. Rusty and Lori enjoyed working together daily to complete various natural horsemanship ground work activities using Parelli Natural Horsemanship tools and Carter Ranch Horse training techniques. Rusty is a much more solid and tolerant pony, and with expanded knowledge, is now being offered as a therapy pony for our Horse Powered Reading Equine Assisted Learning Program. This has been a great experience for our Foster and her equine companion! Learn more about this program at www.hsusforeverfoundation.org.
aghr enters the world of horse powered readingHorse Powered Reading
We are thrilled to announce that we are offering Experiential Equine Assisted Learning and Horse Powered Reading beginning in June 2021! Our Director, Deborah Greene-Dellvon, has completed a course to become a Horse Powered Reading Facilitator. This amazing course was offered through Cross P Ranch and Concordia University and was developed by Dr. Michele Pickel, offering Equine Assisted Learning to use in the classroom or EAL arena setting. This course adheres to EAGALA standards, and makes reading skills visible and physical for all students. By becoming a HPR Facilitator, Deborah hopes to break-through social-emotional barriers through active engagement in literacy activities using some of the rescue horses/ponies in our organization as Teachers and interactive Support Providers to youth in need. We are very excited about the impact that our senior equines can make on our community and look forward to some summer activities involving Horse Powered Reading. You can learn more at www.horsepoweredreading.com. We are actively recruiting new Volunteers to participate in Program Development Planning and assisting with Horse Powered Reading this summer. Contact us to join this program committee! For more information on Horse Powered Reading and how to register, click here.
AGHR horses get the "model" treatment by professional photographer Dorna Brown
A very special thank you goes out to Dorna Brown, of Adventures in Photography, for donating her time to take professional photos of our special senior horses. The photos all turned out amazing and we plan to use them to publish a calendar that will be sold to raise funds for AGHR. Visit Dorna's website at www.dornabrownphotography.com
kahoots chatsworth makes generous donation to AGHR
Thank you to Kahoots Chatsworth for your generous donation of 10 bags of Alfalfa Cubes for our rescue horses on April 11, 2021. We sincerely appreciate your kindness and support!
Make sure to visit Kahoots Chatsworth for all of your large and small animal needs.
10360 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311
In honor of George Diem
We mourn the loss of a beautiful, kind, generous man, George Diem. His untimely passing has come as a surprise and saddens us deeply. We give thanks and loving support to his surviving daughter Nicole, and wife Karen, who have been long term supporters and large donor-sponsors of our rescue horses. We wish peace and healing to the Diem family at this very difficult time. May time heal the emptiness and may memories bring comfort.