Sunday, February 27, 2011


We have a stunning new TB gelding who is just amazing. Besides needing a little weight he really has no other medical issues. He is 14 years old and 17.2hh (measured) Rusty is lovely and quite and we both enjoyed plodding around the paddock bareback the day he arrived. He is a gentle giant and will make someone a very lovely horse.
Rusty passed his vet check and has had his teeth, feet and vaccinations all up to date. He just needs a little more weight and will be ready for a loving new home. He is a little stubborn and will make a great pleasure horsey for someone special.

Zena and Keno have found homes.

The beautiful Zena who came to SAHA back in November 2010 in extremely poor condition and the stunning Keno who only came to us a week ago have both found amazing homes. Keno was healthy and passed his vet check with flying colours. The vet was very surprised with how healthy he was for a 25 year old horse.

Both Zena and Keno have going to northern NSW to live out there days in Luxury with Tia and her lovely family.

Zena on arrival

Zena ready for a home

Keno on arrival

Keno ready for a home

Massive thanks to the wonderful Tia for adopting such amazing horses and massive thanks to our supporters who have helped to make these rescues possible.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Big Horsey Update

We have re homed 6 of our beautiful rescue horses. Bambi, Grandma, Pinto, Helix, Midi and Caesar. This is great news and a very happy new beginning for each rescue horse. A very big thank you to the amazing families who adopted our beautiful rescue horses into their lives.

We have also had two new rescues come in. Both STB's, one mare and one gelding. Besides being a little under weight both are very healthy. They passed their vet checks and the gelding was extremely healthy especially at the age of 29. The mare has limited vision in one eye but it doesn't bother her at all. They will both be up for adoption once they gain a little weight.

Keno ~ 25 year old STB gelding

Babe ~ 16 year old STB mare.

Chicky went to the horse hospital on Tuesday for the following day surgery. I will keep everyone up to date on her recovery. Whiskey is recovering well and we still need to raise $4500 of the $6000 that is needed for the surgery costs. We can offer tax receipts and are holding raffles. Please see the "How you can help" section of this website for details on how you can make a donation or buy raffle tickets. A massive thank you to everyone for your support in helping us save these beautiful horses.

Whiskey after surgery and having chemo

Chicky before going to the horse hospital

Hope and Zena are looking for new homes. See there information in the "Horses for adoption" section of this website.

I decided last minute to go to the Laidley horse sales to have a look even though we didn't have room for any horses. There were so many stunning horses selling very cheap. Many went to meat buyers! If you are wanting a new horse maybe consider buying from a sale and helping a horse in need. *please make sure you are experienced or take someone experienced with you*

A day of spoiling fun for Helix and Caesar who go to their new home this weekend. They got to eat what ever they wanted and they chose corn chips and dip!

All of our other rescue horses are going well. I will do a big update on them very soon. Thank you to everyone who has donated time, money or items to us and thank you to everyone who has bought raffle tickets. You are all amazing and without your help we wouldn't be able too rescue the amount of horses that we do. Thank you all so very much xxx

Please see the "how you can help" section for information on how to make a donation and other ways you can help the rescue horses

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Equine Experience with our Rescue Horses

Through the Way of the Horse

Experience a day of self nurturing & healing in beautiful Gilston
In an intimate group we will work with 11 beautiful Rescue Horses from Amanda Vella’s Save A Horse Australia. Come & experience what these amaz-ing sentient beings can teach you about yourself & help them at the same time.

The Equine Experience is a very powerful form of therapy and these are some of the things we have assisted people with:

•Mood swings
•Relationship issues
•Feeling lost
•Being bullied
•Lack of emotion
•Deep emotional trauma
•Assisting to find direction (coaching)

Saturday 12th March 2011
Your day will begin at 8.45am for a 9am start & come to a gentle close at 5pm.
You will enjoy lunch, snacks & herbal teas

Cost: $180 per person, Only 12 people per group to ensure an optimal experience for all.

All proceeds of this day will go to Save A Horse Australia for Whiskey and Chickashay's eye surgery and cancer treatment.

Facilitated by Tracy Malone
(Holistic Counsellor and Equine Experience Facilitator)

To see more on Tracy and her work go to

For details and to book contact Tracy Malone 0414 962 649

There is something about the outside of a Horse that is good for the inside of a Man ~ Winston Churchill

Chicky ~ you can see the cancer in the corner of her eye.
Excuse the dirty horsey, this photo was taken Pre-Bath.

Whiskey has already had surgery (Monday 14th Feb)
He is having 3 weeks Chemo and Chick goes in next week.

If you can't make this event but would like to help, please have a look in the "how you can help" section of this website for ways you can buy raffle tickets in two different raffles or make a tax deductible donation. We are fully registered.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Caesar Update

Caesar is our little orphan foal who was bought from the knackery for $100. His mum was injured on the truck and had to be slaughtered straight away. They came from the Woodford sales.
Caesar is doing really well and on the weekend he had his first lead lesson, he also had his first bath which he really enjoyed.

Pinto Found a Perfect New Home :-)

Pinto went to his new home on Sunday morning. He has moved up to Gympie with a wonderful family who will be working with Pinto to make him quite enough for their little kiddies. He will be one very spoilt little pony.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chickoshay needs eye surgery

Chicky is an 8 year old TB mare who was dumped in a paddock. Some people saved her and took her home but when I went out to have a look at her I noticed a growth in her eye. Chicky came to SAHA for treatment and it has been discovered that she has an eye tumor and needs surgery.

The people who rescued her cant afford her surgery and due to having Whiskey our rescue Appy already in the horse hospital for the same treatment, i couldn't afford to taking on another rescue that would cost such a huge amount of money, but chicky has other ideas and after 2 weeks at SAHA she doesn't want to leave (refusing to get on SHT truck today)

We need to come up with $6000 all together to cover surgery on her and Whiskey and we are holding a raffle with some amazing prizes. If you can spare even just $5 to buy a ticket please do. If you would like to make a donation, we can send you a tax deductible invoice so that you can claim it on tax.
Here are the links for both raffles:
Or if you would like to make a donation please deposit into account below using your surname as reference and if you would like a tax receipt please email you name and address to
BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

Chicky at the horse hospital

Chicky at the horse hospital

Chick after being with SAHA for 1 week after the horse hospital

Chicky having a bath

Chicky and Maxi playing and grooming

Chicky will be going back to the horse hospital to start treatment, whiskey is already in there having treatment and will need to be there for 5 weeks. We are trying to raise $6000 so please if you can help, every little bit Ad's up. Thank you from the bottom my my heart and from the rescue horses.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Donation of stallion service to raise money of sick horses

The wonderful Tegan Lane has arranged for the donation of a stallion service through Taylor Made QH's to be raffled to raise money for Chikoshay and Whiskey's eye surgery. We will be selling raffle tickets at all major QH shows and online.

PLEASE NOTE: That we do not support back yard or mass breeding of any kind and there are strict conditions with this stallion service.

These conditions are:
This service to "Taylor Bleu" Q-38281 Taylor Made QH's will only accept registered QH, Paint, Stock Horse or TB mares and all papers must be provided. This is for this service only and "Save a Horse Australia" has made these conditions for this raffle only. If you want to pay for a service to the stallion this is between you and Taylor Made QH's but for this raffle the conditions are very strict.

Taylor Bleu will be standing at The Equine Artificial Breeding Services Centre located in the Riverina NSW (Centre Approved by the NSW Agriculture, European Union and Harness Racing Authority for stallion semen freezing, chilling, storage, distribution and artificial insemination.) He will be doing Live or AI and semen can be shipped Australia wide.

We are selling only a limited amount of tickets at $10 per ticket but please note that only registered QH, PAINTS and TB’s will be accepted for this service.

If you would like to buy a ticket please deposit into the bank account listed and use your surname and “SF” as the reference. The reference is very important so that we can match your deposit with this raffle.

The winner will be announced on here and will be drawn once all 300 tickets have been sold or on the 27th of May (which ever accrues first).

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save a Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

If you would like more information on the stallion please see links below:

PLEASE NOTE ~ Only registered QH, PAINT, STOCK HORSE & TB mares will be accepted for this service and at Save a Horse Australia we do not support back yard or mass breeding of any kind. This is a quality stallion and should only be bred to a quality mare.

Massive thank you to Taylor Made QH’s, Tegan Lane and the wonderful Taylor Bleu.

Taylor Bleu Q-38281

Taylor Made Quarter Horses

So many people to thank

There are so many people I need to thank for their ongoing love and support over the past few months. To every single person who has helped in one way or another ~ donating items, transporting horses, supplying items for raffles, buying raffle tickets, amazing words of support in hard times, adopting one of our amazing horses ~ you have all helped in one way or another and for that I thank you. You have all been amazing and your love and support means so much to myself, the team at SAHA and the horses, so from the bottom of my heart ~ thank you!

(photo of Bow ~ rescued in 2009 and adopted to Linette Lee)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Please help us raise money for Whiskey

As most of you know we have had a few very hard cases come through lately requiring immediate medical treatment which has seen my vet account grow quiet quickly. We are launching a raffle to help with this expense so if you can spare $5 for a ticket that would be just amazing.

Our January vet accounts include:
$722.40 ~ Michael Higgins Nerang Equine Vet
$1452.45 ~ Veresdale Vet
(these accounts are public record and I'm happy to email copies to anyone who wants a copy)

We are also trying to raise money for Whiskey's eye treatment. Whiskey is currently in the Manly West Horse Hospital having eye surgery and chemotherapy and he will be in there for a minimum of 5 weeks.

1st prize is a stunning original painting of a beautiful Quarter Horse painted and donated by Jo Frederiks worth $2000 (

2nd prize is an A1 size (60cm x 84cm) poster printed on photo satin paper designed and donated by Vibe Creative ( This can be a photo or collage of photos of your horses, children, or anything at all.

Tickets are $5 each.

Jo and Sharron were kind enough to donate amazing prizes for this raffle and we are hoping to raise some money to help with the every growing vet account. If you want to buy some tickets please deposit into the account below using “VT” and your surname as the reference.

Thank you so much to everyone for your ongoing love and support; it is with your help that Save A Horse Australia can rescue as many horses as we do ~ including the very difficult cases. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and from the rescue horses.

Massive thank you to Sharron and Jo for your kind donation of prizes ~ both of you are amazing.

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

Please NOTE ~ If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Save A Horse Australia we have been endorsed by the ATO and can offer tax deductible receipts for any donation over $2. If you would like to do this please deposit using only your surname as reference and email me with your name and address for the receipt.

Original painting donated by Jo  Frederiks

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Surrender

Midi was surrendered on the weekend and is around 16 years old and Anglo Arab. She is healthy and was rescued from being dogged 4 months ago. Her last owner who had her for 4 months used her for long trail rides and she is great to ride but does need an experienced rider. She will test the rider out to see what she can get away with. Midi will be vaccinated and re-homed under a life time adoption contract. If your interested in Midi please email or call me

Amanda Vella

Apollo has found a new home

The beautiful Apollo has found a wonderful new home with a lovely young girl who goes to Oxenford Pony Club.

Apollo and Rochelle

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Apollo is looking for a new home

Apollo was surrendered back in Sept 2010 and was adopted out to the perfect home, however his new owner needs to give him back due to personal reasons so he is looking for another forever home.

Apollo is an OTT TB gelding, 15.2hh, 5 years old and lovely to do anything with. He is a real sweetie and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Apollo is quite but still an OTT TB so is suitable for someone who can ride. He would make a  great PC or Hack and LOVES attention. He is a real in your face type of horse.

If your interested in giving Apollo a FOREVER home please call or email me

Amanda Vella

On arrival

Just before Christmas 2010


This is to thank the many people who donated items to the RDA centres affected by the floods. Your donations have been coming in and I have my car packed to the roof awaiting delivery. There has been so many parcels and when I have gone to my PO Box the lady says "Amanda, you'll need another trolly". This is just wonderful and the love and support you have all shown is amazing especially in a time when they need it the most.

So, to everyone who donated items thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you from the RDA centres and thank you from the disabled riders. You have all helped get these centres open again so that they can continue to help the disabled people who loves these horses so much.

The big clean up

There grounds under water

Also ~ Massive thank you to the amazing people who have donated rugs to us at SAHA. We are currently doing a winter rug donation drive so that we can have warm rugs ready for the cooler months. If you have some rugs that you would like to donate please email or call. Thank you so much to the people who have donated, you are all amazing. x