Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue – September 2018 Newletter

It’s been a great summer at Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue! All of the rescue horses have been making progress in their training and we have a new addition to the herd as well. Read on for the latest news from Allegiance Ranch.

HERO HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC
We’re hosting a horsemanship clinic for veterans and first responders on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Participants in this free clinic will rotate through stations where they’ll learn or practice grooming, leading, groundwork, and riding. No experience is necessary. Space is still available, so if you know a veteran or first responder who would like to spend time with horses and other veterans and first responders, please send them to allegianceranch.org to register. (Limited to 12 participants.)


WELCOME SHOSHONE
Shoshone is a beautiful paint whose owner was looking for a place where she would be loved and have a purpose, since he was moving out of state and wouldn’t be able to take her. We were happy to help! Shoshone has lots of experience riding trails and made an easy transition to Allegiance Ranch. She’s already working with our veterans and volunteers, and is a wonderful addition to the herd.


FALL VOLUNTEER HOURS: Our next Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for October 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. We love welcoming new volunteers to join our amazing team! New volunteer orientation is also available by appointment. Fall Volunteer Hours begin October 1st. Drop in during any of the volunteer hours posted and stay for 30 minutes or the whole time, whatever fits your schedule. Daytime hours are by appointment; just text Gloria at 720-301-2533 to let her know when you’d like to come

Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturdays
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Please note: Regular volunteer hours may change or be canceled due to weather or other demands. We will do our best to notify volunteers by email or text in advance if hours must be canceled.


ALLEGIANCE RANCH T-SHIRTS
Get your Allegiance Ranch t-shirt and help spread the word! Proceeds from the sales of shirts are used for direct care of the horses including feed, hoof trims, supplements, and more. Shirts are $18 each and can be ordered at allegianceranch.org or by stopping by the ranch. Fall long-sleeved T’s and hoodies will be available starting in late October.


HORSE UPDATES:
Tasha has made so much progress this summer! She’s been exposed to a variety of things (like a tarp), was seen by the equine chiropractor, and has about three rides under her belt. She’s doing amazing, thanks to our wonderful trainer Lindsay! Yearling Tilly was one of our tough customers when it came to the halter. Volunteer Bonnie successfully got her haltered and since then Tilly’s made great progress with leading and picking up her feet. Victory has been dealing with an injury most of the summer. While evaluating the injury, it was discovered she has osteoarthritis in her hock. With medication and supplements she’s doing much better and we expect she’ll be able to continue her training in earnest, soon. Our youngest rescue, Livy, is still working through her trust issues but making progress slowly, but surely. Veteran volunteer, Dave, has taken a special interest in her and his patient work with her is paying off.


Stay tuned for more Allegiance Ranch news, soon! For more frequent updates on happenings at the ranch, visit allegianceranch.org, follow us on Facebook @allegianchranchandrescue, and follow us on Instagram @allegianceranch!!