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UPDATED April 12, 2016

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THINKING ABOUT ADOPTION?

If you see an animal on our website that catches your interest, call the shelter and set up an appointment to see the animal in person and to get more information on that animal's current status. Adoption fees are not posted as they can change during the time the animal is being evaluated.

Prospective adopters should complete the Adoption Application (click here) and a farm inspection is set up so that we can check out the place where the adopted animal will be kept. Please follow the link below to review the guidelines that will help get you qualified for adoption.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW ADOPTION GUIDELINES

Upon qualifying, an Adoption Contract is signed by both parties. This contract is a co-ownership that lasts for the life of the animal. An animal adopted from MHARF cannot be sold, traded, or given away. If for any reason the adopted animal is not wanted, at any time, the animal must be returned to MHARF. We do not adopt out stallions and it is usually a policy that mares are adopted with a no breeding clause in their adoption agreement. Furthermore, only under very special circumstances does the Rescue adopt out an animal outside the five-state area - that is, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.

We also have need of foster homes for the animals in our care. If you are interested in fostering, please complete the Foster Application (click here) and click the following link to read the guidelines.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW FOSTER CARE GUIDELINES

To contact the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue, you can do so via e-mail at info@mnhoovedanimalrescue.org or by phone at 763-856-3119. The best time to call is between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. We cannot return long distance calls, so if calling long distance please call back. Please remember that appointments are necessary as there are many, many animals to be taken care of and we must plan/schedule our time to get everything done each and every day.

Horses Available for Adoption | Horses in Rehab
Animals Available for Adoption | Animals in Rehab

 

ADOPTIONS

March, 2016 - Nova, Chief, Antonio, Hurricane, Fareed, Zambonie

February, 2016 - Eclipse, Pickles

January, 2016 - Hubbard County orphan foal #1, Hubbard County orphan foal #2, Hubbard County blind mare, Hubbard County pregnant black mare, Rikki, Honey, Sugar, Dakota

December, 2015 - Blackberry, Piper, Rio, JoJo, Andre 3000

November, 2015 - Norman, Emma, Winds of Lakota, Brutus, Payton

October, 2015 - Jagger, Mick, Sangria, Nokota the donkey, Liberty, Ian, Ona Winner, Misfit, Panama Jack

September, 2015 - Nike, Esme, Dozer, Scout, Bug, Spirit, Ming, Olivia, Edgar, Houston, Phillip, Wait

August, 2015 - Ollie Outsandfreeo, Fiona, Patsy

July, 2015 - Diego

June, 2015 - Fareed, Keno, Raven, Amari, Rose (Sicilian donkey), Nubbin', Lahab

May, 2015 - Ahzi, Zafir, Medora Miss Medora, Blaze, Nana

April, 2015 - Full of Spice, Thorn

March, 2015 - McKayla, Buena, Christa, Sheba, Lester

February, 2015 - Bill, Three Card Monte

January, 2015 - BJ Angel, Penny Candy

RECENT UPDATES


Check the sections below for more information on these recent arrivals at the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue. Horses are broken into two sections - "Available for Adoption" and "In Rehab" so be sure to check both sections.

New horses/donkeys added: April 12, 2016
Patriot
- bay gelding
Breanna - bay mare
Sally Forth - bay mare

Falina - rose gray molly mule
Wrangler Red - chestnut gelding
Night Deposit - bay mare

New other animals (see "Animals" page) added: April 12, 2016

Updates to existing horses/donkeys made: April 12, 2016
Hope -chestnut mare
Dudley - bay gelding
Lynk - black gelding
Poco - dun gelding
Blackfoot - appaloosa mare
Newton - grey gelding
Kipling - black gelding
Marigold - palomino appaloosa mare
Ranger - chestnut and white sabino gelding
Rosebud - molly mule
Nikita - buckskin pinto mare
Rienzi - black and white pinto gelding
Skittles - chestnut mare
Triska - chestnut mare
Wiki - bay gelding
Zeus - bay gelding
Paloma & Filly - palomino mare and foal
Hans - chestnut gelding
Amber - dun mare
Ki - black mare
Sally's Omage - black and white pinto mare
Chutney -
dark bay gelding


AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION


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Horses Available for Adoption | Horses in Rehab

AashilohAASHILOH BARR
Aashiloh is a 2001 bay gelding who stands approximately 15.3hh. He is registered half-Arab with the IAHA. (He is out of AHR registered MS Shahlana and by IAHA registered MP Allabar.) We were told he was broke to ride but had not been handled or ridden for quite awhile at intake. He is currently back in training with Leanna Giles and working on the basics. He is currently doing walk/trot under saddle. He loves to be bathed, stands well for fly spray, saddling, and mounting. He does not over-react to new things and becomes accustomed very quickly.

AmberAMBER
Amber is a very nice 14.3hh 2010 dun quarter horse (unregistered) mare. She originally came to MHARF as a yearling, was adopted, and has now been returned to us because of time restraints for her previous adopters. This beautiful girl had 60 days of professional training in 2014 and has trail experience (and even some trail obstacle experience). However, she is still young and is in need of a "refresher" so we would say she is suitable for an intermediate rider at this time. She is a sweet mare with a calm temperament and a ton of potential.

Amber is currently competing in the Truhaven 60 Day Rescued Horse Trail Challenge. She is available for adoption but will need to stay with her trainer until after the competition at the end of June. Click here to look at this beautiful face!

Black Foot BLACK FOOT
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This nice appaloosa mare was foaled in 2007 and stands 14.3hh. She is registerable. She's a gentle mare and very smart. However, she wasn't handled much when younger so des take some time to get to know new people and situations. She is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Ashlynn Rechtiene), she is not available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info about becoming approved to bid on her in the silent auction that day please contact us!

BreannaBREANNA
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Breanna is a beautiful bay mare who came to MHARF from a large ASPCA humane seizure in North Carolina. She stands 16hh and was foaled in approximately 2011. We believe she is a Westfalen (a German warmblood breed) due to information from the ASPCA humane case. She is finer boned than the other horses from this case so may be crossed with a thoroughbred or another lighter breed. She has some trust issues but not as severely as the other two from this case. She is currently with her trainer for the 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the 2016 Challenge (with trainer Truhaven Ranch Team), Breanna will not be available for adoption until Sept. 17th. If you are interested in adoption please contact us for information on becoming pre-approved to bid in the silent auction the day of the Challenge!

BonfyreBONFYRE
Named in the same fashion as her mother, Wyldfyre, Bonfyre is a mare that was foaled in 2008 (see her young photo here) while her mother was at the Rescue. Bonfyre had an unfortunate accident that broke her olecranon (point of the elbow). She's was placed in the capable care of the veterinarians at the U of M who fitted her with a plate so that she was able to grow up big and strong (surgery photo 1 and photo 2 here). Because of the plate, Bonfyre will be unable to participate in high-impact sports like jumping and cross-country, but she can be a great riding horse. As you can see she has grown into a beautiful young lady!

Also, this is a great example of why it's so important to halter-break your young horse as soon as possible. Even though she was in considerable pain from the break, she was an angel to work with thanks to her halter training.

Celeste CELESTE
Celeste is a 1997 gray Arabian mare who stands 14.3hh. She has a fantastic temperament and is very friendly. She was extremely thin at intake in January 2015. She has now gained quite a bit of weight back and is enjoying the grass at her foster home! We have not yet done a training assessment on her but are hoping to soon.

Chutney CHUTNEY - Truhaven Ranch
Graduate of the 2015 Trainers Challenge
Chutney is a 1999 15hh registered Quarter Horse who belongs to the rescue program at Truhaven Ranch. He competed successfully in our 2015 Trainers' Challenge of the Unwanted Horse.

He is currently competing in the Truhaven 60 Day Rescued Horse Trail Challenge. He is available for adoption but will need to stay with his trainer until after the competition at the end of June.

TanteCROUCHING TANTRUM
Graduate of the 2014 Trainers Challenge
"Tante" is a 2010 14hh Saddlebred pony cross mare who originally came to MHARF during a 2010 humane case with her mother Mia. Tante successfully competed in the 2014 Trainers' Challenge. She has been with her trainer Francis Nelson since that time and is now ready to find her forever home! We wouldn't quite call her a well broke kid's horse at this time--but she is well on her way! This is what Francis has to say about her: "Tante is a timid mare with a heart of gold. If she trusts you she will pretty much do anything asked of her. She willingly picks up all her gaits, leg yields, two tracks, has a lovely traverse, turns on the haunches, turns on the forehand, side passes ect. She is good to bathe,clip, and for farrier,vet and loading. She is used to kids running all around her, bikes, dirt bikes, dogs, cats,chickens,pigs and gun noises. I started her over jumps in English tack, and she does basic reining maneuvers. She navigates trail obstacles with ease and has wonderful ground manners. This past summer she took care of my 7 year old daughter. She is very quick, and could use a soft experienced rider, but with the right person she could go a long way. She can be very hormonal around geldings, and slightly herd bound, but settles down nicely. She loves attention and to be cozy in a stall at night, but happy to be out too."

DakotaDAKOTA
Aged mare with delightful personality, loves to be brushed and loved on. Not for riding, but could do light leading pony rides occasionally. Sound for everyday living. Inquire only if you are aware of and willing to support needs of an aging horse. Low in pecking order. Eating well, holds her weight easily. Must be able to separate for grain(pellets, senior, etc. - nutritional support beyond hay) two or more times a day. Should have own area overnight unless kept only with horse with similar nutritional needs. References. Site inspection. Has had recent dental work and has current Coggins. For more info please contact Barb at 763-477-4233.

Daybreaks Abbey RoadDAYBREAKS ABBEY ROAD
Foaled in 2006, Daybreaks Abbey Road is a very nice chestnut mare who gave birth to a beautiful filly, Penny Lane, on July 20, 2011. Abbey is a registered American Saddlebred mare, who is athletically built and has very pretty ears. Daybreaks Abbey Road is a very pretty dark liver chestnut and came to us from a Pine County humane case. She is very friendly and extremely interested in people. Abbey will be going back into training in Spring of 2015.

Dudley DUDLEY
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Dudley was foaled in 2001, and is a 15.3hh bay appendix quarter horse gelding (registered name North Sea Dancer). We were called out to a farm to pick up Dudley and the mare who was his pasture mate. The mare was unfortunately suffering from chronic medical and lameness issues that were beyond treatment. She was down and suffering so we elected to humanely euthanize her on the property (thank you to Dr. Frederickson of Sunrise Equine Veterinary Services for meeting us out there... and giving this mare immediate relief from her pain and suffering). We want to thank the owner of these horses for doing the right thing in calling us and surrendering them to us. She had recently received the horses after the original owner passed away and, not being a horse owner previously, did not have the knowledge or ability to care for them. Dudley had little handling at intake and had some pretty big trust issues.

He is now competing in the 2016 Trainers' Challenge (with trainers Alyssa Bates and Kayla Michael). Because he is competing in the Challenge, Dudley won't be available for adoption until Sept. 17th. If you would like info on becoming pre-approved to bid on him in the silent auction on that day please contact us!

Eddy EDDY
Eddy is a black/bay off the track thoroughbred gelding (racing name Judges Shoes) who was foaled in1998 and stands 16.3hh. Eddy was only raced twice as a 2 year old and was found to be much too laid back for that career. He started his reschooling in 2004 and was used as a jumper. Eddy had not been ridden in approximately 8 years but was very good for a recent assessment. He is very responsive to leg cues. Eddy has had good care throughout his life. He comes to us from a caring owner who can no longer keep him. Eddy is currently in training at Wrisky Ranch in Prescott, WI.

Click here to see a video of Eddy under saddle.

Falina FALINA - Truhaven Ranch
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Falina is a 2011 rose gray molly mule who stands 14.2hh. Falina belongs to the rescue program at Truhaven Ranch and is one of their entries in the 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Kyle Swift), Falina won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more information on becoming pre-approved to bid on her at the silent auction on that day please contact us!

Georgia GEORGIA
Georgia is a 2010 sorrel mini mare who stands 36". She is very spunky and athletic. Georgia will carry a child on her back when led. She has been laminitic in the past so she absolutely needs to be kept on a dry lot and fed an appropriate amount of grass hay.

GusGUS
Gus is a standard gelded jack foaled in about 2002 who stands 12.1 hands. He is very well behaved and loves his butt scratched. He is very playful and loves to play tricks on his human friends. He has possible Poitou genes with his longer hair coat. He does have the cross mark on his back and could not be registered half Poitou.


HelenHELEN
Helen is a donkey jennet who was foaled in approximately 2005. She came to us with her young foal, Wait, in desperate need of farrier care and proper nutrition. She has put on weight and she has regained soundness due to careful care and hoof trimming. She will need this to continue in order to remain sound. This lovely girl is now available for adoption to the right home. If you would like to donate to Helen's farrier fund,
please click here to donate now through Network for Good, or click here to donate now through Paypal. Helen truly appreciates your support and kindness!

Hope HOPE - Truhaven Ranch
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Hope is a chestnut registered QH mare (Leos Tiger Hope SK), foaled June 17, 2011. Hope stands 14.3 hh, she's gentle, easy to work with, loads and hauls well. She has had quite a bit of ground work done but is not broke to ride. Hope belongs to the rescue program at Truhaven Ranch and is one of their entries in the 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Marirose Brenner), Hope won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more information on becoming pre-approved to bid on her at the silent auction on that day please contact us!

Ivan IVAN
Ivan is a bay POA cross colt who was born in mid-May of 2014. His dam, Sochi, is a 12.3 hands POA (appaloosa x Shetland) from the 02/2014 Wadena County humane case. Ivan is a very curious and friendly colt who is quite athletic. He is learning about haltering, leading, picking up his feet, and all of the other things a colt needs to know to be a good citizen. Even though we don't know who Ivan's sire is, due to his conformation, size, and athleticism we are guessing he may have been a quarter horse, meaning Ivan may mature around 14 hands or taller. This extremely handsome and well-built colt is now ready to find his forever home since he has now been weaned.

Katya KATYA
Diamond in the Rough Challenge Graduate
Katya came to us from the February 2014 Wadena County humane case. She was foaled in 04/2013 and she already stands 12.3 hands. We expect she will mature around 14 hands. She is sweet girl who recently competed in the 2014 Diamond in the Rough Challenge. Having spent this past summer with a trainer she has had a lot of ground work and has learned all about obstacles, saddles, and many other things a pony needs to know!

LesterKI
Graduate of the 2014 Trainer's Challenge
Ki is a black 2005 Missouri Foxtrotter mare who came to MHARF in a 2013 humane case. She is a very nice mare who successfully completed our 2014 Trainers' Challenge. She has had plenty of ground work, is broke to ride, and has trail experience. Ki is a gaited mare and is very energetic. She loves to move off down the trail. Suited to an advanced rider, an experienced youth or smaller adult. She has a slim build and is a high energy horse so does need supplemental grain.

Ki is currently competing in the Truhaven 60 Day Rescued Horse Trail Challenge. She is available for adoption but will need to stay with her trainer until after the competition at the end of June.

KiplingKIPLING
Kipling is a flashy blue-eyed black paint cross gelding who stands 15hh and was foaled in approximately 2010. He came to MHARF from a 2015 Benton County humane case. What handling he had in the past was apparently not very plentiful and not very kind. He is nervous about new things but he is also a friendly and curious horse so we have high hopes for him. He successfully participated in-hand in the 2015 Trainers' Challenge of the Unwanted Horse but is not yet started under saddle. Because of his past, his trainers chose to take everything very slowly for him - which is exactly what he needs. Click here to see a photo of him navigating the trail course. Kipling is currently back in training but is not yet started under saddle.

Lynk LYNK
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Lynk is from a December 2015 Hubbard County abandonment and neglect case. He was a stud at intake but has now been gelded. He is a black stock type 2011 gelding who stands approximately 13.2hh. He appears to not have had much handling in the past but is friendly and should come around just fine with kind attention.
He is now competing in the 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because he is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Lindsey Zimmerman), Lynk won't be available for adoption until Sept. 17th. If you would like info on becoming pre-approved to bid on him in the silent auction on that day please contact us!.

MarigoldMARIGOLD
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This palomino appaloosa mare came in from a December 2015 Hubbard County abandonment and neglect case. She was foaled around 2007 and stands approximately 14.1hh. Marigold is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Lauren Novak), Marigold won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on her in the silent auction on that day please contact us.

Marin MARIN
Marin is a beautiful bay medium-pony-size hackney pony mare who came to us from the "Fillmore 55" humane case. She was foaled in approximately 2001. Marin is broke to drive and has that great snappy hackney pony trot as you can see from her photo. Marin would not be suitable for children at this point as she has a lot of "go" and was not handled as much or as kindly as she should have been in the past. For another lovely photo of Marin standing in harness, please click here.

Maryea MARYEA
Graduate of the 2012 Trainer's Challenge
Maryea is a 15.2hh 1997 registered Lipizzan mare. She is a sweet, quiet mare who is broke to ride. She competed successfully in our 2012 Trainers' Challenge. Maryea had developed a slight lameness issue and recently had a full lameness evaluation done. A flexion test showed very slight lameness in her right hind but she moved out fine at the trot and showed no signs of an issue. She will benefit from a glucosamine supplement and regular farrier care. She should have no problem being a great trail horse (she is a very calm and laid back) but should not be asked to be a performance horse. When you are riding down the trail and someone asks, "What kind of horse is that?" Do you want to answer, "A Lipizzan!"? If so, Maryea may be the horse for you!.

Meddy MEDDY
Meddy is a 15hh black and white pinto mare foaled around 2007. Meddy came in from law enforcement as an unclaimed astray. She was covered with burdock and slightly underweight. She is currently undergoing training assessment and we will have more info on her as soon as possible.


Millie MILLIE
Millie is a chestnut Quarter Pony mare that stands 14.1 hands. We will have more information about her, and a photo coming soon.



Mork MORK
Mork (racing name Lite BC) is a bay off the track thoroughbred gelding who was foaled in 1996 and stands 16.3hh. He stared his reschooling in 2002 and was ridden in both English and western saddles. He does not have any trail experience. Mork had not been ridden in approximately 8 years. He was good for a recent assessment but is rusty and needs a rider with experience. Mork has had good care throughout his life. He comes to us from a caring owner who can no longer keep him. Mork is currently in training at Wrisky Ranch in Prescott, WI.

Click here to see a video of Mork under saddle.

Mrs. AttenburroMRS. ATTENBURRO
Mrs. Attenburro is a lovely standard donkey foaled in about 2001 who stands 12 hands. She is well mannered and respectful. Loves getting attention.




Newton NEWTON
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This absolutely stunning gelding is Newton, a 2003 15.1hh Arabian/Friesian cross. He was taken in by MHARF to assist his aging owner who could no longer handle him. He is not broke to ride and will be a candidate for our 2016 Trainers' Challenge.


NikitaNIKITA
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Nikita is a 2007 bucksin and white pinto draft cross mare who stands approximately 15.2hh. She is currently competing on our 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Amanda Schulz), she won't be available for adoption until September 17th. For more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on Nikita in the silent auction on that day, please contact us.

Odin ODIN
Odin is a sweet black yearling pony gelding foaled in 2014. His mother, Odessa, was taken in by Truhaven Ranch after she came in from the Wadena County humane case in 02/14. He was foaled there and has now come back to MHARF and is hoping to find his forever home. We don't know who is sire is but we expect him to mature to large pony size (13-14hh).

PatriotPATRIOT
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This handsome boy came to MHARF from a large ASPCA humane seizure in North Carolina. He was a stud at intake and has recently been gelded. Patriot stands 17hh and was foaled in approximately 2011. We believe he is a Westfalen (a German warmblood breed) due to information from the ASPCA humane case. All of the horses from this case have severe trust issues and Patriot is no exception. However, he is a friendly and curious horse who is currently with his trainer for the 2016 Trainers' Challenge. She will work with us to make sure he gets both the training he needs to make him a trusting riding companion and also the nutrition to get him back into top shape.

Because he is competing in the 2016 Challenge (with trainer Andrea Keacher), Patriot will not be available for adoption until Sept. 17th. If you are interested in adoption please contact us for information on becoming pre-approved to bid in the silent auction the day of the Challenge!

Peter PETER
Peter is a pinto gelding who was foaled in 2013. He was originally part of the 2014 Wadena County humane case as an orphaned foal. He was adopted but his adopter could not keep him so he has been returned. He will likely mature large pony size (13-14hh).

Poco POCO
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Poco originally came into MHARF during a 2013 Crow Wing County humane case (then called "Rastus"). He was adopted but has now been returned. He is a very sweet and friendly 2012 14.2hh (and growing) dun gelding of undetermined breeding (stock horse type). Poco's right eye is sightless but this does not seem to be an issue for him. He is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because he is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Aubreanne Dockter), he is not available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info about becoming approved to bid on him in the silent auction that day please contact us!


RamonaRAMONA
Graduate of the 2013 Trainer's Challenge
Ramona is sweet black mustang mare (originally from the Tower, MN, humane case). Even though she participated in the 2013 Trainers' Challenge, we consider her extremely green under saddle as she had only been backed a few times. She has had a lot of ground work and has wonderful manners. She has been used as a companion horse for the past 2 years and has now been returned. She would love to find an adoptive home either as a companion horse (she is a very easy keeper and easy to have around) or with someone who will start up her training again.


Ranger RANGER
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Ranger is a 2007, 14hh chestnut and white sabino Paint / Pony cross gelding. He is currently competing in the 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because he is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Tiahna Flemming), Ranger won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on him in the silent auction on that day please contact us.

RedRED
This big gelding's Jockey Club name is "Nasty and Red". While he is red, he certainly isn't nasty! Red is a very nice 1996 off the track thoroughbred gelding who stands 16.3hh. He is available for adoption as a companion horse only.


Rienzi RIENZI
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Rienzi is a 2007 black and white pinto draft cross gelding who stands approximately 16.2hh. Rienzi came to MHARF when his owner could no longer care for him. He is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge of the Unwanted Horse.

Because he is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Julie Brady), Rienzi won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on him in the silent auction on that day please contact us.


RosebudROSEBUD
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This 2011 standard molly mule is Rosebud. She is a very nice young mule who originally came to us in a 2012 humane case. She is currently competing on our 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Morgan Sexe), she won't be available for adoption until September 17th. For more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on Rosebud in the silent auction on that day, please contact us

Sally ForthSALLY FORTH
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Sally is a sweet bay mare who came to MHARF from a large ASPCA humane seizure in North Carolina. She stands 15.2hh and was foaled in approximately 2011. We believe she is a Westfalen (a German warmblood breed) due to information from the ASPCA humane case. She has nice thick bone and we can't wait to see what she looks like when she gains some much-needed weight. She has definite trust issues and is extremely shy of being caught. However, she does show signs of really liking attention and being a very nice mare. She is also quite smart. She is currently with her trainer for the 2016 Trainers' Challenge. There she will get the training she needs and also the nutrition she requires to fill out into the beautiful, healthy horse she deserves to be.

Because she is competing in the 2016 Challenge (with trainer Derek Kohlhase), Sally will not be available for adoption until Sept. 17th. If you are interested in adoption please contact us for information on becoming pre-approved to bid in the silent auction the day of the Challenge!

Sally-OSALLY'S OMAGE
Graduate of the 2015 Trainers Challenge
We call this beautiful 2010 pinto Saddlebred mare Sally-O. She originally came to MHARF as one of the orphaned foals in the 2010 Pine County humane case. She was adopted but has been returned because her owner could not keep her. She was in training for our 2015 Trainers' Challenge but did not compete. She is an extremely sweet and friendly mare who is green broke under saddle.

Sally O is currently competing in the Truhaven 60 Day Rescued Horse Trail Challenge. She is available for adoption but will need to stay with her trainer until after the competition at the end of June.

SerenaSERENA
Serena is a wonderful sorrel mare, foaled in 2009, with lots of chrome! She has a white strip on her face, 2 high white behind, and 2 ankle white on her front legs. She stands approximately 13 hands and has a very sweet temperament and lovely forward floating trot. We believe she would make a beautiful driving pony or dressage pony. For more information about Serena, or to meet her in person, please contact Candy at (320)224-5454 or via e-mail at phillips1020@yahoo.com.

Shenanigan SHENANIGAN
This weanling filly came in during February 2015 central Minnesota humane case. Her mother is a miniature mare (36") and her sire is unknown. She is already much larger than her mother, so we expect she will mature around medium-pony sized. She can still be a tiny bit stand-offish because she was not handled much as a foal, but she is curious and shows signs of being very friendly so she should come around very quickly.

Skittles SKITTLES
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This pretty 2003 mare is a registered quarter horse (Boe's Last Twist) who stands approximately 15hh. She is a very sweet mare and has great manners for everything but farrier work. We aren't sure what happened in her past to make her so fearful of the farrier but we are certain that the right type of patience and training will help her turn this around. Skittles was surrendered to us because her owner could no longer afford her care and felt unable to help with her fear issue. She is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge of the Unwanted Horse.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Chris Walz), Skittles won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on her in the silent auction on that day please contact us.

Tater ChipTATER CHIP
Diamond in the Rough Challenge Competitor
Tater Chip is a very handsome 2004 12hh bay pinto pony gelding. He spent the summer in training and competed in the Diamond in the Rough Challenge. He has had a lot of ground work, is broke to drive and is doing very well. He does need a handler who is experienced in driving. His trainer says he could be a major competitor in either carriage driving events or open pleasure driving.

TriskaTRISKA
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
This pretty paint cross mare is Triska. She was foaled around 2009 and stands 14.3hh. She was pregnant at intake and foaled early on the first morning of spring 2015! (Her filly, Eclipse, has already been adopted). Triska had been handled very little before intake so she has trust issues and is nervous about new things-- but she is friendly and curious. She is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge of the Unwanted Horse.

Because she is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Sasha Kohlhase), Triska won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on her in the silent auction on that day please contact us.

Wiki WIKI
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Wiki is a 2012, 15.1hh bay Morgan/Paint cross gelding. Wiki has 4 white socks and one partial blue eye. He is a very friendly gelding with good ground manners. He is currently competing in our 2016 Trainers' Challenge of the Unwanted Horse.

Because he is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Jamie Moeller), Wiki won't be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on him in the silent auction on that day please contact us.

Zeus ZEUS - Truhaven Ranch
Student of the 2016 Trainer's Challenge
Meet Zeus, a graduate of the 2014 Diamond in the Rough Competition. He was 4 years old in August of 2015 and is ready for saddle training. A short coupled, beautiful bay, he stands 14.3 hh. He belongs to the rescue program at Truhaven Ranch and is one of their entries in the 2016 Trainers' Challenge.

Because he is competing in the Challenge (with trainer Kora Jerontosky), Zeus wont be available for adoption until September 17th. If you would like more info on becoming pre-approved to bid on him in the silent auction on that day please contact us.



Horses in rehab
(Not yet available for adoption)

The horses presented in this section have either recently arrived and are waiting for an examination, or have a medical condition that prevents them from being immediately available for adoption. In the case of the latter, there are often excessive medical bills that need to be paid. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, these horses can continue to receive care. Unfortunately, there are usually more horses than there are sponsors.

If you or your organization would like to sponsor one or more horses at the Hooved Animal Rescue, please review the information needed on this form and send an e-mail to info@mnhoovedanimalrescue.org or contact MHARF at (763) 856-3119.

We're always trying to think of new ways sponsorship can benefit the sponsors as well as the horses, so the sponsorship program is currently being re-vamped and tweaked. All sponsors will be sent letters and photos of "their horses" that they can show of to their friends and co-workers.

Horses Available for Adoption | Horses in Rehab

Coco COCO
Registered as JW Penny's Littlecoco, this 2012 bay quarter horse gelding came to MHARF from a recent Crow Wing County humane case. He currently stands approximately 13.2hh. He is a very nice young gelding who has obviously had some handling. He is severely underweight and requires careful feeding. He will be available for foster or adoptive placement as soon as his initial vet work has been completed. If you would like to sponsor Coco or make a donation to assist with his care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

Hans HANS
Hans is a chestnut National Show Horse (Arab x Saddlebred) gelding who was foaled in November of 2011. He stands approximately 15.2 hands He has not been started yet but has nice manners and is sweet and friendly. Hans is currently under evaluation for a lameness issue and is not available for adoption at this time.

Buckskin Stud Colt NASH
Nashville, or Nash for short, is an adorable 2013 quarter horse stud colt that came to MHARF from a recent Crow Wing County humane case. We are waiting for information on whether he is registered and what his registered name is. He has an undescended testicle and will require cryptorchid surgery at castration time. He is severely underweight so he will need to bulk up quite a bit before the surgery can be performed. He currently stands approximately 13hh. He is a very sweet young horse and has obviously had a bit of handling. He will be available to a qualified foster or adoptive home when he has his preliminary vet work completed and his health has stabilized. If you would like to sponsor this beautiful boy or make a donation to assist with his care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

Millie NIGHT DEPOSIT
Night Deposit or "ND" is a 2007 bay off-the-track-thoroughbred mare who just came into MHARF from a Pine County humane case. Picture and more info coming soon!

If you would like to sponsor this beautiful boy or make a donation to assist with his care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

PalomaPALOMA and Foal
This mare came in from a Hubbard County abandonment and neglect case in December 2015. Paloma was foaled around 1996 and stands approximately 14.3hh. She was pregnant at intake and gave birth to a healthy palomino filly on 04/05/16 (click here to see this adorable girl)!

If you would like to sponsor Paloma and her foal or make a donation to assist with their care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

ReadyREADY
Ready is a nice 15.3hh 2005 sorrel quarter horse gelding who we took in because his elderly owner could no longer care for him. Ready is a nice horse who we are told is broke to ride. However, he needs some consistent farrier work and also dental work before we will be able to assess his training level. A better picture will be posted soon! If you would like to sponsor Paloma and her unborn foal or make a donation to assist with her care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

TopperTOPPER
Topper is an aged (late 20's) gelding who was estray. His owners were found but did not want to take him back (which is for the best, seeing how thin he is!). He will be available for adoption once he has put on some much needed weight. If you would like to sponsor Topper or make a donation to assist with his care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

HC Pinto MareUNNAMED BLACK & WHITE PINTO MARE
This mare came in from a December 2015 Hubbard County abandonment/neglect case. We have not named her yet because we are waiting for information on whether she is registered. She was foaled around 1998 and stands approximately 14.1hh. . She has had dental and farrier care and is currently being treated for lice and intestinal parasites. She is quite thin and has severely cracked and misshapen hooves. She will require many months of careful nutrition and farrier care before we can do any training assessments on her. If you would like to sponsor this girl or make a donation to assist with her care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

Wrangler RedWRANGLER RED
This poor gelding just came to MHARF from a Pine County humane case. He is a registered quarter horse gelding (although we don't know if we'll be able to get his papers). We are told he was foaled in 2006. He is currently a body score one and his coat is entirely encrusted in manure and urine. He has not been out of his extremely dirty stall since last fall. He received a blow of some sort to the head last fall and it had never been treated. Dr. Nord of Mille Lacs Veterinary Clinic for debrided the wound and removed several bone fragments. This wound is going to require surgical repair. Donations are very welcome to help us cover the vet costs for this poor boy!

If you would like to sponsor this poor guy or make a donation to assist with his care, please click here to donate through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal.

 

 

 

 

 


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