Frannie is a thoroughbred mare.  We estimate her age to be between late thirties and early forties.  We were asked by an estate executor to take Frannie. 

When Frannie's owner died unexpectedly in his sixties, he had a will and executor, but no provisions or money were set aside for her care. He actually had no money in the estate other than debt. 

We are fortunate that we had room to home Frannie, but she will need continued financial care at the rescue. 

If you have animals, please make plans for them in your future. 

Often times your animals are not wanted by your family and are dropped off at a nearby shelter.  Horses, however, are a different story.  Horses come at a great expense and non-horse people are unsure of how to best care for them. 

We can help with this planning! 

Please e-mail or contact any agent at Hull Barrett ( for information on how to proceed. 

Thank you for thinking of your animals!

Estate Planning and securities


Planned Giving

You may make  donations to the Rescue now or through bequests in your will.  Your bequest provides funding for the cost of care associated with the rescues to give them a second chance.  

General Bequests or Endowment Fund

You may designate Aiken Equine Rescue as a direct beneficiary in the event your original beneficiary does not survive you. You may bequest all, or a portion of your estate to the Rescue.  Your attorney can help you determine how to support the Rescue through your will.  


You may place Aiken Equine Rescue as a named beneficiary (or co-beneficiary) for a life insurance policy.  This donation helps continue the work to change the story of our rescues.  

Personal Propery

Aiken Equine Rescue accepts donations of personal property.  Large items that cannot be easily shipped, such as farm equipment or vehicles, must be within South Carolina so we can arrange affordable transportation to our location.  Smaller items may be sent directly to, or brought to our location.  

Real Estate

We may accept donations of real estate if it is free of liens and saleable.  We cannot accept real estate donations if the use is restricted without prior arrangement and approval by the Rescue. 

Stocks and Bonds

Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.You may donate stocks of publicly traded securities or Federal, State, municipal and corporate bonds to Aiken Equine Rescue.  Your tax accountant can aid you in determining stocks or bonds to transfer, and when.