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MHARF Trainer and Horse Featured in Four News Stories!

Morganne Reinboldt and Radin, her 2017 MHARF Trainer’s Challenge horse, were recently featured on both KWWL and KCRG News in Iowa and in the Cedar Falls Courier and Cedar Falls Gazette. MHARF is proud to have Morganne and Radin as representatives!

UNI Student Turns Rescued Horse’s Life Around

UNI Student Trains Horse for Adoption

UNI Student Spends Summer Training Horse For Adoption

Linn County Woman Spending Summer Training Unwanted Horse

Donkeys Rescued from Severe Neglect in Pine County

MHARF’s newest intakes are Seven Donkeys who came from a Pine County, MN, humane case. This is a recent and ongoing case so please check back for updates. You can read the FOX 9 News story by clicking Here!

Generous Donation Allows MHARF to Replace Barn Roof


This spring MHARF was able to replace the roof on one of our barns with the help of a generous donation from the Doug and Louise Leatherdale Foundation. This barn has large stalls that we use to foal out mares who are pregnant at intake. It is also used for intensive care cases. This new steel roof will keep horses safe and dry for many years to come! Thank you to the Leatherdale Foundation!

MHARF Horses Featured in ASPCA Article!

MHARF horses Sally Forth and Patriot were recently featured in an article from the ASPCA to celebrate the organization’s national Help a Horse Day! Sally and Patriot were among the horses transferred to MHARF from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) after a large humane case in North Carolina. You can read all about it here: After a Life of Neglect, Two Horses Transition from Terrified to Trusting.


Winter/Spring 2017 Newsletter Now Available

MHARF Announces New Promise of the Future Training Competion!

The Date Has Been Set for the 2017 Trainer’s Challenge!

The 10th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the U of M St. Paul Campus! For more information on the Challenge please Click Here! Interested in applying to compete in the 2017 Challenge? You can find all of the information plus the application on our Trainer Registration page!

Our ISPMB Mustangs

You can see all latest updates and pictures of our ISPMB White Sands Mustangs Here!

Photo Credit: Courtney Stutelberg

Long-time MHARF Veterinarian, Dr. Nicole Eller, Speaks at AAEP Convention and is Featured in The Horse

Dr. Nicole Eller, long-time MHARF veterinarian, addressed the 2016 AAEP National Convention in Orlando, Florida, this past December. The topic? Rescue Horses, of course!  “The Veterinarian’s Role in Equine Abuse Investigations”, to be exact. Dr. Nicole (formerly of Sieta Leguas Equine Veterinary Services and currently a Field Shelter Vet for the ASPCA’s Field Investigations Response team) began her work with Rescue horses when she first offered her services to MHARF over 10 years ago.  Since 2007 there have been very few equines (and other hooved animals) who have come through our “gates” who have not been treated by Dr. Nicole at one time or another.  She has also assisted us in many humane case investigations and has acted as our Trainer’s Challenge veterinarian since the start of the annual event in 2008. All of the work Dr. Nicole has done for MHARF over the years has been at a discounted rate, most of it at-cost, and she has also logged in countless volunteer hours.  Her AAEP Convention address has been covered in the January online issue of The Horse in an article of the same title, The Veterinarian’s Role in Equine Abuse Investigations,  by managing editor Alexandra Beckstett. Thank you, Dr. Nicole Eller, for your many years of dedicated service to animals in need!