Sonoma Action For Equine Rescue

Dear Groomers and Bloomers: 


Things got really slow with the virus quarantines last month - but things are starting to pick up. Folks are coming out to see horses and the event season is in full swing.
We had a ranch that was shut down and a number of horses, and a couple of donkeys that were headed to auction as per the owner. A young woman stepped forward to get them placed first. We got them posted on the website pronto and made lots of calls.  They have all made it into good homes except for Medicine Chex.


 Adoptions:  Alice, Tiago, Raggs, Bill, Ginny and Fanny, Ziggy. 


Where are all the lonely horses?? We have a couple of lovely mares that need homes.

PLEASE pass the word!! 



 Liberty Training Clinic

   Two days - Sept 3rd and 4th in Sebastopol

Create a Connection

to the very Heart of your horse! 

Robin Gates, certified trainer of the "Carolyn Resnick Method" offers a unique method of bonding that has a profound effect on abused, neglected and traumatized horses.  Find out how to create a bond and restore the natural spirit within your horse!

Robin Gates works with

Robin Gates works with "Pony"

Clinic Information

Robin's work was featured in the following article in Sidelines Magazine.
Robin Gates 


Article "Second Chances"t Robin's website at

Any SAFER adopter can come and bring their SAFER horse for a $25 discount.

SAFER's BOD member Jenny Alpin will be there with little Wizard - that should be a hoot.! 


Stable Acres has openings for Boarding 


Even tho their website says they are full; since we are there due to Jodi's generosity - we happen to know they have a couple of openings.  This is a fabulous place for a horse; all HUGE runs and paddocks and pastures. A round pen, an arena and wash rack. Located between Penngrove and Petaluma just off Old Adobe Rd.  Calm and quiet - unless the horses are making the noise. Call Jodi at 707-549-3945.  

Auction Actions:  

We will no longer  be having auction "Drives."  It has come to our attention that there are those that believe that taking their horse to auction will result in it being "saved" by SAFER. Please know that we go to the auction relatively rarely. Please call us if you need to surrender a horse and we can discuss your options.  


If you want us to support saving the auction horses please DONATE on the website by Paypal or Credit Card and indicate what for in the notes section. We will go when we have enough money and space and make a report after the fact. I hope this works.  


We want to thank all the folks that contacted us to volunteer for horse care.   We have experienced a delay in deploying your efforts due to the quarantines.  Our volunteer sites will be opened shortly: 1) Willowside just north of Guerneville 2) Mark West area in NE Santa Rosa.

We also need graphic people to create fun posters for all sorts of occasions; to be displayed at all the feed stores; also someone to do the FACEBOOK pages.  Any takers? Call 824-9543


The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) continues to do illegal round ups paid for by our taxes - of wild horses on public lands; for the convenience of mega corporations producing public subsidized McBurgers.  A lawsuit has been filed by the Cloud Foundation.   See the update HERE. 


See additional onging information on Lee Chesterfield's Facebook HERE. 

Trailer Totin' Truck for Sale 

A volunteer has this available: 002 Dodge Ram 2500 24 Valve Cummins Turbo Diesel.  It has the SLT package with a Banks Power Pack w/ stinger system installed by Camping World and warrantied by them, and fully adjustable air bags for the rear suspension also installed and warrantied by Camping World. The Banks is the reason it gets 21 mpg. It has plenty of torque and horsepower for any towing.See it HERE.  

Fabulous Rental Opportunity

Just north of River Rd on Slusser (SR Airport area)  

Private room & bath w/laundry & kitchen access etc.  Great ranchette with lots of riding space; room for your horse(s).  Lovely private area with gardens.  Pets ok. Woman 30 yrs/older  Share utilities & chores - $1000 per month.  Call Karen at 707-545-4677 or email talawind@sonic.net See it HERE.  


 Finn is a papered Welsh Cob 12.1 hands 10 years. He is a Unicorn Horse! He round pens well and is trained to ride. See him HERE.


This 11 year old mare is 16 hands and very well trained as a dressage and equitation mount.  She is stunning but not used to trails although she is fine with other horses around. Very sweet and compliant. See her HERE 

Hope is a 6 yr old 15.3 QH mare who needs a trainer to become a nice saddle horse.  She is
just plain beautiful, healthy and strong. She  was in a neglect situation but all better now.  See her HERE.



Rumba is 16 hands and 17 years. She is so very sweet and personable. Very easy keeper and easy to handle. Trained to ride but might not be sound for much. I love this horse - you will too. Is there not a gelding out there that needs a sweetie for company? Or another mare to keep company? See her HERE.



  Wow!   A sturdy 12 yr old 15 hand Arab mare with saddle training on her too.  Vet checked sound and healthy. Sweet and sensible. See her







 Appaloosa mare around 20ish very well trained cattle and parade horse.  GREAT with kids - does not spook.  Needs light riding around the farm. In Lower Lake. See here HERE.  



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