Panel Members to Discuss Impact of Rescue Horses
We have gathered different perspectives to share with you their thoughts on the causes and possible solutions to the rescue horse issue. As we noted at our earlier forums, the rescue horse issue is the greatest challenge facing the horse industry. There will be representatives from a rescue operation, Bureau of Land Management and a horse breeder. I am looking forward to a very interesting panel as I have really enjoyed learning about them and their perspective on the issue. Please continue reading for a brief bio of the panel participants.
All About Equine Animal Rescue
Horse Rescue Organization
All About Equine Animal Rescue (AAE) is a 100 percent volunteer-based, charitable, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation organization located in El Dorado Hills, California. AAE’s mission is to rescue and rehabilitate horses that fall victim to inhumane circumstances, most notably, horses that are abused, neglected, or slaughter-bound and find them forever homes.
AAE was founded in 2009 as a result of the down economy and growing number of distressed and auction-bound horses. 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. Most of our horses are rescued from a slaughterhouse-owned feedlot before they are transported for slaughter in Canada or Mexico.
Jason Williams, US. Department of Interior
Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse & Burro Compliance Officer
Pete and Marilyn Bowling, Oasis Ranch, Inc.
Owners and managers Pete Bowling and Marilyn Mowry Bowling, with more than 35 years each of equine reproduction and horse training experience, live on the ranch and provide the highest quality care and excellent customer service. Both have a background in showing and judging American Quarter Horses. Both have fitted and shown halter horses at the highest levels, giving them the experience to present your horse at its best, whether being shown to prospective mare owners or buyers or being sold at one of the premier sales. Both currently show in the reining, cutting and working cow horse events and have previously shown in almost every AQHA event. They bring a lifetime of knowledge and passion to the horse industry and willingly share it with those who are interested.
Our goal is to raise horses that will succeed at the highest levels of competition while maintaining the mind, soundness, and conformation for which the American Quarter Horse is known. We are also committed to continue providing our clients with the excellent service, reproductive technology, and business integrity that has made us so successful in the past.
Oasis Ranch, Inc. is a full service breeding facility that offers a full range of expert equine reproduction services including stallion management, foaling, shipped semen, embryo transfer, and frozen semen. Our fully equipped lab, combined with the latest equine reproduction techniques, dedication, and excellence in stallion and mare care, ensures that your mare will receive the best opportunity to conceive. We have foaled over 3000 mares and have an outstanding record of producing embryos and live foals from mares that were deemed difficult to get in foal because of age or other issues. Take a look at our Broodmare Page to see a list of the latest foals.
The company is a USDA Approved breeding facility offering shipped semen throughout the United States and Canada, and frozen semen to the European Union, Australia and South America.