All About Equine Animal Rescue

$24,093 raised by 131 donors

96% complete

$25,000 Goal

All About Equine Animal Rescue (AAE) works on the frontlines of equine rescue, caring for the most vulnerable horses in need, both wild and domestic.  As feed, hay, fuel and general care expenses continue to rise, more horses are finding themselves in need. Thousands of our iconic wild mustangs are sitting in holding pens, many for over a decade.  

AAE rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses that have been neglected, abused, abandoned and/or are at risk of slaughter.  For those horses who cannot be adopted into forever homes, they are given lifelong care at the AAE ranch in Pilot Hill, CA, either as retirees or as ambassadors in our educational programs.  AAE often accepts horses that other facilities will not or cannot take, including senior horses and those with complicated injuries or illness.  Since its inception in 2009, AAE has taken in more than 375 equines and 286 have found loving homes.  We work closely with county animal control agencies and other equine / animal rescue organizations to offer safe haven to animals in need. In 2022, AAE relocated to our new 61-acre ranch in Pilot Hill, CA - a place where horses and humans can heal and flourish. 

All About Equine is supported by a broad base of volunteers from our local community and beyond. Approximately 120 volunteers support general operations and special projects including:  horse care, facility maintenance, fundraising & events, outreach & education, hands-on programs with horses, grant research & writing, tack store operations, administration, and more. AAE also operates a used Tack Store in Shingle Springs, CA.  This store helps to repurpose new or gently used horse supplies and tack, while raising much-needed funds to help save more horses.  More than 20,000 hours per year of work, effort and compassion are donated by our generous volunteers.  

AAE connects with over 15,000 supporters and fans through a weekly e-Newsletter, social media outlets and direct communication. With a lot of hard work, the passion of our dedicated volunteers and widespread community support, AAE has become a respected leader in equine rescue.

Giving Activity


All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected, abandoned, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equine (wild and domestic); provides animals with food, shelter, care/handling, and veterinary care, as needed; utilizes a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; provides long term care for unadoptable animals; and educates the community about the plight of equines (wild and domestic).


Support for horse care. The average daily cost for care for a horse is $5-10 or more, depending on special diets, medications, or other special needs.

The average monthly cost for basic care of an average horse is approximately $150-$300 which includes feed, hoof and dental care, vaccines, and deworming. This does not include urgent or emergency care.

Emergency veterinary care fund helps provide care when its needed most for horses and other equine, such as diagnostics (e.g. bloodwork, radiology, biopsy, etc.), treatment, medications, surgery, or emergency situations for injury or illness. Monthly veterinary services costs average $7000, which includes urgent/emergency care and basic care costs.

Healing Horses Barn at AAE's new location in Pilot Hill for operations and future programs to assure our most fragile equine won't need to endure another cold, wet, muddy winter without adequate protection. We can’t build it without you!

Other improvements for the new property include cross-fencing, shelters for paddock and pasture areas, quarantine barn, a covered arena, an office, and other equipment needs.

Volunteers to support all aspects of operations including horse care and handling, training (expert level), grant research/writing, administration, fundraising/events, used tack store support, future horse-human programs, board members to expand and diversify our board.

A gently used travel trailer for housing an onsite caretaker or trainer.

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In-Person Volunteering


AAE Ranch in Pilot Hill, CA / Various locations in local community / Virtual

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

All About Equine Animal Rescue

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Mission Category


Operating Budget

$500,001-$1 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Other, Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, Board Members

Demographics Served

Animals, General population

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer


2201 Francisco Drive 140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Service areas

El Dorado County, CA, US

Sacramento County, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US


Amador County, CA, US





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