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My name is Hopi!

Appaloosa Mix for adoption in El Dorado Hills, California - Hopi
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All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

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Facts about Hopi

  • Breed: Appaloosa Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 12-059-M
  • Listed: Oct 20, 2012
Hopi is one of the 2011 November Rescue Miracle mares (Mare #11). She arrived in late March 2012 with a yearling colt, Turner, at her side. Hopi was fearful of humans, unapproachable and very reactive. She obviously had little to no handling before her arrival and possibly had a bad human experience as well. She also had a skin condition on her face, likely due to over-exposure to the sun on the non-pigmented skin around her eyes and muzzle that is common in some greys and appaloosas. We believe this skin condition made her even more sensitive to touch than she otherwise may have been and contributed to her tendency to be very head-shy.

Fast forwarding to 2016, Hopi is coming along nicely. While slow to trust, she has made good progress. She has spent time in two foster homes and is steadily learning to develop relationships with humans. She can be haltered and has good ground manners. At her current foster home, she is being exposed to a variety of experiences in order to boost her confidence. She regularly goes on walks in the neighborhood, exposing her to cars, dogs, and other horses, and is doing great. Additionally, her skin condition has improved and is easily managed by limiting exposure to the mid-day sun through pasture/stable management and using fly masks.

Hopi is the type of mare that will develop deep bonds with her owner once she trusts her/him. She is ready for her own special person who is willing to make a long-term commitment to patience and daily attention. She will require an advanced handler with substantial experience training from the ground up. She has not been started under saddle, and she is not suitable as a child’s horse at this time.

Adoption fee subject to change based on training. Please refer to website for current information.

About All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

All About Equine Animal Rescue (AAE) is a 100% volunteer-based, not-for-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation organization located in El Dorado Hills, California.

AAE was founded in 2009 as a result of the down economy and growing number of distressed and auction-bound horses. Our passion for horses and disdain for the reality of slaughter, neglect and abuse prompted our formation. Too many horses are being transported across US borders and commercially slaughtered each year, and many more inhumanely die each year from neglect, abandonment, abuse, or improper care. We wanted to make a difference.

“By saving the life of one horse, we may not be changing the world, but we are changing the world for that one horse.” Author unknown.

Our main facility is located in El Dorado Hills, California on the Digiorno family ranchette, a 14.3 acre property with a 7-stall barn, a hay/storage barn, paddock areas, and a large pasture area with a seasonal creek. In addition to the horses, there are resident goats, sheep, and chickens, as well as dogs (Bouvier Des Flandres) and cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

AAE is not open to the public; HOWEVER, visits to meet the horses and see the facility can be scheduled by appointment. Please call or email for further information.

Our Adoption Process...

AAE prefers you take your time in choosing your horse. You are encouraged to visit the rescue (by appointment only) to spend adequate time interacting with a horse before making a decision, as it is important to assure an appropriate match. AAE has an adoption process that includes an application process, an adoption agreement, and payment of an adoption fee.

Adoption fees are based on a multitude of factors including the horses’s age, type, and health status, as well as training and experience. Adoption fees are one of AAE’s primary sources of funds for recouping some of the rescue and maintenance costs associated with our horses. Adoption fees are returned entirely to the program and used for supporting costs associated with ongoing care of existing horses and future rescue efforts.