"A home for every horse" 10 Year Anniversary Giveaway prize to be awarded to AGHR
Thank you to our supporters for nominating our rescue for the A Home for Every Horse 10 Year Anniversary Giveaway! With your support and nomination, we WON! We are so grateful to Carly Barrick, Tier Program Coordination - Equine Network, and A Home For Every Horse Manager. And we are so grateful to our friends and supporters who voted for us and helped us win this awesome prize!
To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, A Home for Every Horse has partnered with sponsors including Purina, Tractor Supply Co., Weatherbeeta, Absorbine and the United Horse Coalition to gift 5 rescues with $1,500 worth of prizes including:
1. Purina: 10 free bags of Purina horse feed 2. WeatherBeeta: a GreenTec medium weight blanket, 3. Tractor Supply: $250 Tractor Supply Gift Card, 4. Absorbine: $200 worth of Absorbine product, 5. AHFEH: $250 Visa Gift Card
A Home for Every Horse is is a resource for 501(C)(3) rescues, sanctuaries, and care facilities. Its mission is to provide support for these organizations through the program’s many sponsors and Equine Network resources. By partnering with the Unwanted Horse Coalition, A Home for Every Horse is dedicated to bridging the gap between rescue organizations and the those who can assist them. A Home for Every Horse is fed by Purina.
Click here to learn more about A Home for Every Horse.
AGHR rescue pony will live in our hearts forever
We sadly laid Bullseye to rest on November 18, 2021, after his Sidewinders Syndrome finally paralyzed him completely. This sweet old pony was one of the best companions we've ever known. He will live in our hearts forever.
Reposted from parellifoundation.org
joining hearts and hands to hooves
By Joan Reinbott
Joining Hearts and Hands to Hooves at Parelli Charity Fundraiser Clinic
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.”
Congratulations to our 2021 outstanding member awards recipients for their exemplary service to our organization
Happy Winter Holidays and congratulations to our Outstanding Member Awards recipients of 2021. The ceremony and was held on December 12, 2021.
Outstanding Members of 2021:
Lori Warling - Certificate of Achievement - HSUS Forever Foundation Training 60 Day Challenge Winner (Fall 2021); Certificate of Appreciation - Foster Boarding and Ground Work Training with Rusty
Candice Camacho - Certificate of Sponsorship - Dolche
Robert Dellvon - Certificate of Appreciation - Board Member at Large/Secretary Board of Directors
Deborah Greene-Dellvon - Certificate of Appreciation - Board Member at Large/President Board of Directors; Certificate of Achievement - Certification, Equine Assisted Learning "Horse Powered Reading" Facilitator; Certificate of Sponsorship - Snowfake
Mike & Nancy Fisher - Certificate of Sponsorship - Foster Care - Barrister
Sharon Dole - Certificate of Sponsorship - Foster Care - Skip
Jill Halley - Certificate of Sponsorship - Foster Care Timber
Dorna Brown - Certificate of Sponsorship - Pro Bono Photography; Adventures in Photography
Cathy Halley - Certificate of Sponsorship - Dolche
Valerie Robertson - Certificate of Sponsorship - Dakota
The J.W. and Sandra Mitchell Foundation - Certificate of Sponsorship - Platinum Wings Sponsor
McCoughin Mountain Foundation - Certificate of Sponsorship - Platinum Wings Sponsor (Snowflake)
We sincerely appreciate all of your love and support this past year!
Fun was had by all at Kahoots Feed in chatsworth
Thank you to Kahoots Feed Chatsworth for hosting our Halloween community outreach event on October 30, 2021!
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!