Unwanted horses (neglected, abandoned, abused, and slaughter-bound horses) are an increasing problem facing our society today, along with our very threatened iconic mustangs. All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) in El Dorado Hills, CA rescues and rehabilitates these horses, and places them in safe, secure, and loving adoptive homes. Since its inception in 2009, AAE has successfully assisted over 317 horses* and placed more than 250 horses* into adoptive homes, resulting in an overall adoption rate of approximately 80%.
From 2012 through 2021, nearly 1700 individuals from the greater Sacramento area participated in AAE's new volunteer orientation. As a result, AAE has developed an amazing volunteer base with a core group of nearly 200 monthly volunteers responsible for the daily care of the horses and more. In 2019 alone, volunteers contributed over 28,000 hours on behalf of horses. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of daily volunteers to care for the horses and operations was greatly impacted in 2020 and 2021. In 2021, volunteers contributed just over 20,000 hours for the horses. AAE was excited to start up orientations again in 2022 and since this reboot AAE continues to see growth in its volunteer base and AAE is so grateful.
Over 15,000 people are kept in contact with AAE through e-Newsletters and various social media. With a lot of hard work, the passion of our dedicated volunteers and widespread community support, AAE has evolved into a well-respected and successful rescue organization.
In 2017, AAE opened All About Equine's Used Tack store in Shingle Springs, CA for sale of donated tack to raise funds for AAE operations.