After a heroic Christmas-time rescue by MHARF and friends, Dolores and her foal Esperanza (the Sled Filly) were cared for by Siete Leguas Equine. I was fortunate to adopt Dolores at the 2013 Challenge, in which she was trained by Maria Schaal. Without all of these people (more than I can name) and without the support and guidance of Jean Bengston, my happy days with my horse would still be just a childhood dream. I adore this smart and sassy little horse. If there’s anything I can understand, it’s a sensitive female who likes to do things her own way! She challenges me to learn and makes me laugh out loud. Thank you, MHARF and associates, for saving this mare and for preparing her to be adopted. I owe many thanks as well to the teachers and mentors who have helped to prepare me for the responsibility of her continuing care. Though having a horse was a childhood dream, it is an adult responsibility. Adopting from MHARF means that if I am ever unable to fulfill that responsibility, MHARF is there to ensure that this special horse is never neglected again. –Elisa H.