successful parelli clinic made possible by generous Parelli Foundation horse wellfare grant
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue recently hosted a clinic with 4* Licensed Parelli Professional Susan Nelson Thibault, thanks to a grant given to the organization by the Parelli Foundation. As a result, AGHR has been featured on the Parelli website. The article is featured below and can also be found here: https://parellifoundation.org/stories/joining-hearts-and-hands-to-hooves/parellifoundation.org/stories/joining-hearts-and-hands-to-hooves/
Joining Hearts and Hands to Hooves at Parelli Charity Fundraiser Clinic
By Joan Reinbott
In June, Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. (AGHR) in central California used a Parelli Foundation Horse Welfare grant to buy Parelli Natural Horsemanship (PNH) tools and hire 4* Licensed Parelli Professional (LPP) Susan Nelson Thibault. In the high desert town of Tehachapi in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range, the group gathered for a Parelli Charity Fundraiser Clinic at 3L Ranch, which Susan operates with her husband, Maurice, also a 4* LPP.
AGHR’s Deborah Greene-Dellvon said: “The purpose of this clinic was to teach our volunteers, foster caregivers, adopters, and the animal shelter staff that we work with in L.A. and Ventura County how to use PNH to better understand equine body language and non-verbal communication, create better partnerships, and solve problems with horses that are otherwise assumed ‘unadoptable’ due to fear or trauma behaviors from abuse and neglect. We also did this clinic as an outreach project for our rescue, to develop relationships with Parelli students and practitioners around California to further expand our connections outside of the counties we serve.”
AGHR’s mission is joining hearts and hands to hooves. The nonprofit serves as a comprehensive rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming, and retirement equine sanctuary for unwanted, homeless, abused, abandoned, and impounded equines. Many of the horses are seniors and those with special needs. AGHR is a member of the Humane Society of the United States Safe Stalls Network Program, The Homes for Horses Coalition, etc. The staff’s long-term goal is to become an accredited equine retirement sanctuary with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Among the success stories that have emerged from using PNH methods is that of a senior mare. Deborah said: “Snow is 28 years old and came to us from a sanctuary that closed down in Oregon over a year ago. She had lived in a pasture for 10 years with no handling, other than occasional hoof trims or vaccines, when she allowed herself to be caught. By using the new Parelli training tools and kits we purchased with half of our grant funds and the techniques we learned from Susan Nelson Thibault, whom we paid with the other half of our grant funds, we are now able to catch, halter, fly mask and spray, groom, and hoof-handle Snow. She is no longer kicking the farrier, biting people to escape, and pushing so hard against the pressure, causing her dangerous bolting and rearing behaviors of the past. Snow is far from perfect and is still a work in progress and always will be. However, she is much safer to deal with and has much improved ground manners in handling her.”
For more information, visit www.animalguardianshorserescue.org
participants and auditors enjoy fundraiser clinic with susan nelson thibault
Photo Credit: Louie Frics
The Parelli Charity Fundraiser with 4-Star Parelli Professional Susan Nelson Thibault was a rousing success for both participants and auditors. Held at 3L Ranch in Tehachapi, California, this fantastic day was full of fun and learning. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated.
WEst main animal hospital donates to silent auction
Thank you very much to Gracie and Louie Frics of West Main Animal Hospital, for your generous donation of a Dog Wellness Veterinary Service Package for our silent auction on June 9, 2019. It was very kind and appreciated a great deal. What a fantastic day we all had at the Charity Fundraiser Clinic with Susan Nelson Thibault. We are very grateful to Gracie and West Main Animal Hospital!
larry glover and greener pastures are silver horseshoe sponsors of our parelli charity fundraiser
Thank you to Larry Glover, Greener Pastures, for sponsoring our June 9 Parelli Charity Fundraiser Event as a Silver Horseshoe Sponsor. We greatly appreciate your $75 donation and will proudly display your banner at our event. Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. endorses and appreciates Greener Pastures. When the time comes for our precious senior equines to cross the rainbow bridge, we call Greener Pastures, no one else. Larry maintains the utmost professionalism, cleanliness, respect for the horse owner, and compassion in assisting with equine removal for aftercare. We highly recommend this local Simi Valley business to the public for aftercare needs. You will not be disappointed.
does miss out on this amazing event!
Our Parelli Charity Fundraiser Clinic is fast approaching on June 9 at 3L Ranch in Tehachapi! We will have a wonderful fun-filled day of learning with Susan Nelson Thibault, 4-Star Parelli Professional Trainer, thanks to The Parelli Foundation and their natural horsemanship education grant. This grant is allowing us to purchase training materials and to pay Thibault a stipend from our grant funds to put together this full day learning experience. We are so excited to have 13 riders registered, and a few donors sponsoring this event. We thank everyone who has donated their time, charitable gift funds, and silent auction items so far. Please keep your eye on our facebook page to see updates about this event.
We have several wonderful silent auction items available for bidding at the event. One of our amazing gift baskets is valued at $100 and contains delicious wine, cheese, gift certificate, and hand-painted wine glasses by Marissa Campbell, Professional Artist. This gorgeous gift basket will be on display at the event silent auction and is up for bidding at the silent auction.
There is still space for auditors to attend, and for a tax-deductible donation of only $25, you can come and learn from the BEST Parelli trainer we know in Southern California! Bring a chair and some petty cash to make bids on our silent auction, maybe buy a rescue t-shirt or mug, purchase some Parelli promotional materials (compliments of The Parelli Foundation), and purchase snacks/lunches by donation from Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. Come learn more about our organization, our horse Eboni for adoption, and how you can get involved in community outreach and equine welfare with Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. in partnership with The Parelli Foundation and Susan Nelson Thibault.
We hope to see everyone at the event!
Contact us by clicking here.
Last call for late register riders through Saturday, June 1, 2019 only. Auditors may come and pay at the event. All must bring a signed liability waiver for Susan Nelson Thibault. Both the registration form and the waiver are available to download in pdf format below.
AGHR fundraiser to take place at swap meet
Come get some great deals on new and used horse tack and barn equipment. All purchases are tax-deductible donations for AGHR.
When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Where: Calabasas Saddlery - 23998 Craftsman Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
support AGHR this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day "Giving From The Heart" Donations Drive to Benefit Animal Guardians Horse Rescue.
Our horses need you! Please consider donating this Valentine's Day.
If you can't make a tax-deductible donation here:
Then please consider donating by credit card or donating a gift from our
Amazon Smile or SmartPak Wish Lists here:
With Much Love and Gratitude from the Horses of Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc.
AGHR and snow featured in the Parelli Foundation 2018 annual report
AGHR was a 2018 recipient of a small natural horsemanship education grant from the Parelli Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ, in 2018. We received a $1000 grant, half of which we spent on two new training tool kits and some educational materials. We are spending the other half on a fantastic Charity Parelli Clinic with Parelli Professional Susan Nelson at her ranch in Tehachapi on June 9, 2019. This will be a great learning experience for everyone, and we encourage all of our volunteers, foster caregivers, and adopters to attend!
We are proud to see an article featuring our story of Snow, one of our "wildies" who came from a closed sanctuary in Oregon over a year ago. The link is available below.
The story features Snow and has a nice little photo of her standing with our Jr. Ambassadors, Corianne and Becky Dellvon, holding their children's sized Parelli carrot sticks and savvy strings. Snow came to us with significant behavioral challenges, including bolting, avoiding being caught, kicking with hoof handling, and separation anxiety panic behavior. Since working with her more consistently in foster care using Parelli tools and methods, she has mellowed out a lot. She is now able to be haltered, caught, handled for basic grooming, and has shown improvement with her feet and vet care. We were even able to get a teeth float on her last year without too much struggle by our vet.
AGHR is very proud to be a part of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Education Program. We encourage all of you to look at this article and keep abreast of how the Parelli Foundation helps organizations like ours so we can best serve the needs of our horses in the sanctuary and adoptions program.
aghr pulls senior mustang gelding from animal shelter
Tiny is a 22 year old BLM Mustang, pulled out of the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, and relocated to the comfort of a private home boarding stable in Simi Valley with Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. He needs sponsors and donated bags of Ace Hi Alfalfa Bermuda Pellets. Please help if you can by clicking here.