Barrister is now available for adoption!
Barrister, a thoroughbred cross gelding, is a very friendly, outgoing, sweet horse. He is approximately 22-years-old and 16hh. He appears to be a left-brained extrovert. He would thrive in a home where someone loved to play Parelli (or other natural horsemanship) ground games with him, enjoy company with him, and be his BFF. Although he is fostered alone right now and does fine, we would prefer he get adopted by someone who has another lonely horse for companionship. Barrister does have some mild special needs, and we feel it may be challenging to find a suitable adopter for him. So, we have decided to employ Christina Povolotsky to come and do some evaluation and training with Barrister professionally to see what his potential might be for rideability. He is currently fostered in Simi Valley. Please spread the word and let us know if you know anyone looking for a nice family partner.
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.
help aghr earn our spot as a top charity
We are looking to earn our Top-Charity Status on www.GreatNonprofits.org for 2021.
If you love our work, then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits, a review site like TripAdvisor or Yelp, is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2021 Top-Rated Awards. Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!
We need a minimum of 10 five-star ratings and stories for 2021 in order to earn our 2021 badge and seal of transparency. Would you please kindly write a quick review?
Go to greatnonprofits.org/org/animal-guardians-horse-rescue-inc to get started!
meet barrister, our spring horse of the month!
Barrister is a 21-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding, 16hh and sweet as pie. He is a gentle giant who loves people and attention, lives alone without concern for other horses, stands nicely for grooming and ground handling, and walks nicely on leadline on street trails (with no rider). Barrister is current on everything, barefoot, and friendly. Barrister has one "very large flaw" and that is he has Apteism, a condition with scar tissue on his sheath making it impossible for him to retract his penis. It does not hurt or bother him at all, and the Shelter Vet said he had this condition for years, with no medication or maintenance required. He is a happy go lucky guy with no problems urinating, rolling and just being a horse. Barrister will be participating in the Humane Society of the United States Forever Foundation Training Program this year and may be coming available for adoption in a the near future. He will participate in the National Adoption Challenge Showcase with the HSUS and Carter Ranch Horse. Barrister currently makes a lovely companion/ground work horse. Saddle training is not guaranteed through our rescue. Keep your eye on Barrister for future adoption availability. If you are interested in this sweet boy now, please turn in an application, which is available on our Resources page, and we may consider him adoptable to the right home. Natural Horsemanship experience and training preferred.
AGHR to participate in 2021 hsus forever foundation training program
In addition, some of our horses will be participating in the 2021 National Adoption Challenge and Showcase! For more information, check out the HSUS webpage here:
From the HSUS website
To help equine rescues place more horses, the Forever Foundation provides trainers and volunteers with a video-based learning program and hands-on training to enable them to safely and efficiently work with their horses and prepare them for adoption.
The program has proven to be one of the most effective equine adoption training initiatives in place. By creating a reliable network of rescues across the country with consistent practices, the program is making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of horses and the people who care for them.
In 2021, participants in the Forever Foundation will have access to unique online training education and challenges designed to help advance, engage, motivate, and reward your team as they work to successfully prepare your equine for adoption.
Program Features:Volunteer Training and Tracking
Equine Training and Tracking (Ground & Riding)
Training Challenges & Rewards
Hands-On Training Clinic
Director Reporting Features
Adopter Education Resources
Plus, those who successfully participate in the Training Challenges, will be eligible for the Equine Adoption Challenge & Showcase!
Hurry! Ends this Friday, March 19, 2021!
We only need to raise another $500 to meet our fundraising goal.
Help support AGHR by shopping online at our See's Online Storefront. With so many varieties of candies to choose from, it's easy to check everyone off your Spring Holiday list. Orders will ship nationwide directly to you or your gift recipient. Fundraising will end on March 19, 2021, so act now!
Click here to go directly to the See's Yum-Raising site.
January 2021 starts off with a natural disaster in simi valley
January 2021 brought one of the most severe wind events to our area in recent history. This is the aftermath of the 80 mph wind gusts that blew through most of Ventura County, causing widespread damage and power outages. Luckily none of the rescue horses were seriously injured or killed when this 70 foot pine tree crashed on our paddock barely missing the barn.