Galileo is an adorable mini gelding who was foaled in 2005 and stands 36″ tall. He has experience giving pony rides while being led but we need to do a training assessment before we know if he can be ridden independently or if he needs more training to do so. He has had good handling in the past and has great ground manners and he leads very well. He is a little wary of dogs and will spook a little bit if one runs up to him–but he is getting much better with more exposure to them. Galileo is a tad bit overweight right now and will benefit from a limited diet of grass hay. Like all ponies and minis, he should have a home where he will mostly be on dry lot during the warmer months so he doesn’t gain to much weight and/or founder on too much rich pasture.



Knight is a 12.1hh bay roan welsh pony gelding who originally came to MHARF many years ago in a humane case. He was adopted but has now come back to us because the kids have grown up and they want him to find a new child to call his own! He is approximately 18 years old. He is not for a real beginner or very young child because he does need a rider who will be able to let him know they are in charge. Knight is missing one eye but it doesn’t really affect him.


Salsa is a pinto mini mare who came to MHARF in a November 2018 humane case. She has had very little handling in her past and was not halter broke at intake time. She is learning to trust and is coming along well. Salsa is 34.5″ inches tall and approximately 6 years old.

Goldie (adoption pending)

Goldie is a very nice pony mare who was foaled in approximately 2000 and stands approximately 11.2hh. She originally came to MHARF from a humane case many years ago and was adopted but has now been returned to find a new home. She has had excellent care and handling. She has been used for many pony rides and pony “photo shoots” and is very used to kids and commotion. She is excellent with children and is very quiet, gentle and sweet. Goldie has not been ridden independently a lot (without someone leading her), nor has she ever been bitted. But she is so gentle and tractable and willing to please that it shouldn’t take much time at all to get her riding independently. She is definitely worth the effort! Some other things to note about Goldie: she is not used to being turned out with large horses and is quite timid of the ones on the other side of her paddock fence. And, as we recommend for all ponies and minis, she shouldn’t be out on lush pasture in the spring and summer. Ponies and minis are much more susceptible to laminitis than other breeds and their access to grass should be limited.

Gabby (Potential Candidate for the 2019 Trainer’s Challenge)

Gabby is a 13.2hh bay and white pinto pony mare who came to MHARF recently at the request of social services because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She did have some trust issues but is coming around very quickly! Gabby is not broke to ride and is a potential candidate for our 2019 Trainer’s Challenge.