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MHARF Says Goodbye to Sven the Sheep

On January 9th, 2017, MHARF sadly said goodbye to long time resident Sven the sheep. Sven (who was born in October of 1999) came to MHARF as an orphaned lamb.  He has been entertaining visitors to the farm for 18 years.  Sven was humanely euthanized because of failing health due to old age. He will be greatly missed!

Our 2017 Calendar is SOLD OUT! We are looking for submissions for the 2018 calendar. If you have photos of any MHARF alumni past or present that you would like to submit, please email them to Be sure to include the photographer name and please make sure we have permission to include the photo! We are especially in need of winter pictures. Thank you!

Our ISPMB Mustangs Have Arrived Safely at Their Foster Home!

fb_img_1481571708059fb_img_1481571743391-1fb_img_1481571683481-1Our 6 ISPMB White Sands mustangs are safe and sound at their foster home (Read about the ISPMB case here!) We want to thank our foster provider Karen Murray for giving them a safe place to stay and go through their quarantine period. Karen and friends will be working to get these youngsters used to handling and ready to move on to new adoptive or foster placements. We want to thank Guardian Oaks Farm for providing transport when loading and hauling conditions in South Dakota couldn’t have been any worse! And we also want to thank the amazing crew of people working to sort and load all of these horses out in Lantry, SD, and Elaine Nash and Barbara Rasmussen for taking on the nearly impossible job of coordinating this mission. Thank you to Dr. Howard for opening his clinic on a Sunday so we could get coggins and health certs! And also a big thank you to Jackie Fehn for helping so generously with the cost of hauling and for donating hay, and Patti Franz for hay delivery! Update: There are 5 colts (Padre, Monte, Pablo, Francisco, Enrico) and one filly (Emilia). The colts will all be gelded once they are halter broke and will then be available for adoption (but if you are interested, please feel free to contact us now!) Emilia has an issue with one of her hind legs and will remain in rehab until we get a full assessment of what is going on. If you would like more info on any of these yearlings, please  Contact Us.  Karen and her friends Scott and Piper report that they are all getting more used to human contact, even allowing scratches and eating out of their hands. Thank you to Karen, Scott, and Piper for braving the cold to spend much needed time with these youngsters! We could also use donations of high-quality alfalfa/grass mix hay in small square bales (preferably delivered to Dresser, WI) to assist in hand-feeding to gain trust (don’t need to be large loads–even 15-20 bales would help!) Donations of hay are tax deductible, as are monetary donations.  Visit our Donate Page here for monetary donations! Thank you! (Photo credit: Laura Thai).

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the MHARF booth at Horse Crazy Market to shop and donate! We had a great weekend!