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.
See's sweet treats for sweet senior sanctuary horses
Dear Rescue Member Supporter,
Chocolate for a good cause, what could be sweeter?
We are trying to meet a fundraising goal of $1000 to be able to send a special needs senior horse from the Lancaster Shelter to our partner sanctuary, Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings Sanctuary within the next few weeks. This will help pay for his transport and make a donation to the receiving sanctuary. Please help us raise funds to meet our goal.
Buy delicious See's Candies to show your support for Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. For every purchase you make online, See's will donate up to 50% of your purchase price to our organization for fundraising. These are the same prices as in the store, but you will have the convenience of having the candies/gift cards shipped directly to your home, and See's will donate towards our cause.
Click here to visit our Sweet Treats for Sweet Senior Sanctuary Horses Yum-Raising shop to purchase your favorites today.
Now go, eat chocolate!
Thank you sincerely, and hugs from the horses of AGHR.
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.
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.