Lester is a very nice 2009 bay pony mule gelding who stands 12.2hh. He is not broke to ride but he has good ground manners. Lester originally came in during the 2011 “Fillmore 55” humane case. He had major trust issues at intake but thank you to trainer Deb Anderson he is now very friendly and well-behaved!
Captain is a pony cross (most likely with some draft) who was recently returned to MHARF because his original adopter could not keep him. He is in his late teens and stands 13.2hh. He is broke to ride but it has been many years so he will need to have an assessment before we know what level rider he is suitable for.
Cat (formerly known as Swamp Cat) is a quarter pony gelding who stands approximately 13.2hh and is in his late teens. He was recently returned to MHARF because his adopter could no longer keep him. He’s a nice large pony and is broke to ride. It has been a few years since he has been ridden so he will need to have an assessment done before we can say what level rider he is suitable for.
Hurricane is a blue roan gelding who originally came to MHARF in 2012 as a transfer from the ASPCA after a large humane case in Missouri. Hurricane competed in our 2013 Trainer’s Challenge and was adopted by his trainer. He came back to us in 2015 because his trainer could no longer keep him. In 2016 he went back into training and was adopted again. Unfortunately, he had to be returned again in January of 2018 because his second adopter could not keep him. Hurricane is a beautiful and sweet horse with a lot of under saddle training. However, he does have a pretty substantial issue with the farrier so he is going to need a home with someone knowledgeable and patient who can help him work through this. One thing we have learned is that he is terrified of anyone wearing chaps (especially farrier chaps) and does much better if the farrier removes chaps and handles him slowly and patiently. We are pretty certain this has to do with some very bad experiences in his past handling before being seized in the ASPCA humane case. He also tends to get nervous if there are 2 or more people working around him–as though he’s suspicious that something bad is going to happen to him (again, probably due to bad experiences from life on the Missouri ranch). He did spend the winter and spring of 2018 in training and was ridden on trails by a youth rider. He is an excellent trail horse and is the type to just go along with other horses–not much will bother him. He will test his rider a little bit if taken out alone but will get over it right away if the rider shows him he won’t get away with it. He will require front shoes or boots if ridden on hard or rocky ground (and will need patient handling to learn to tolerate those things). Hurricane is a special horse who will be looking for a special person! He was foaled in 2009 and stands 14.2hh. He came from a large quarter horse ranch but there were mustangs on the property as well–so he could be either or a cross. He does look a lot like a mustang and is extremely smart!