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Blossom is a lovely pinto Arabian mare who was foaled in 1990. She is very well broke to ride, but does have arthritis in one stifle. For more info on Blossom, or to meet this wonderful lady, please contact Jean at (651) 261-3428 or email@example.com.
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.
Buena is the daughter of Rioja from the Three Strikes Ranch case. Foaled in 2009, this little girl is full of spunk and fire despite her diminutive size. She'll grow up healthy, but a little bit smaller than your standard Mustang. Very active and smart. Buena is currently in training and we will keep you posted on her progress.
This is Bug, a palomino filly foaled in 2010. Bug and her mom came to MHARF from a humane case in Southern Minnesota. Bug stands 14.1 hands, but being part Morgan is expected to mature slowly so may continue adding height. She has a very laid back, mild temperament. Bug has not yet been started under saddle. For more info on Bug please contact Jean at (651)261-3428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Foaled in 2004, Christa is a Paint cross, but you would only know that if if you knew her mother was a Paint. She's a quiet girl, and rather easy to handle, but does not enjoy a lot of affection (such as hugs) so may not be a suitable horse for children). She has a very nice trot, and takes both leads at the canter but could improve her canter with some work. She was trained to drive in 2009 and seemed to really enjoy it. She has some scarring on her back legs, but it's more cosmetic than anything. Christa was the 2009 Trainer's Challenge Champion, trained by Natalie Payne. Since that time, Christa has been shown in other events and has been used as a lesson horse for beginner and intermediate level riders. For more information about Christa, or to meet her in person, please contact Jean at 651-261-3428 or via email at email@example.com.
Graduate of the 2012 Trainers Challenge
Chuey, or Chukapava if you want to be more formal, is a registered Paso Fino gelding foaled on 07 June 2005. He is a dark bay and stands 13.3 hands but has a solid build. Chuey is extremely athletic with a great mind. Chuey would excel in any discipline that requires a strong work ethic with a great mind and exceptional physical ability. There is a huge horse inside this little package. Chuey loves people and thrives on positive attention. Chuey is currently in training at Truhaven Ranch. For more information about Chuey or to meet him, please contact Candy at (320) 224-5454 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'd think that Conan was a skier based on how bad off his hooves were - but after a meeting with the farrier, that should all be sorted out. One of the six horses that were rescued from Todd County, Conan was a stallion (now a gelding) that arrived with a body score at about "2.5". He's responded well to a "weight training" program (the one that helps thin horses gain weight), and looking nice and shiny in his summer coat. We've been working with his training and he is comfortable under saddle as as well as driving. We think he was foaled around 2003 and he's what looks to be a pony-cross standing about 13 hands high.
Costello is a small pony mule gelding who was foaled in approximately 2010. He was one of the many mules from the Fillmore County case (Fillmore 55) in late 2012. Costello still has some trust issues but is coming around nicely!
CROUCHING TANTRUM - HIDDEN AGENDA
Crouching Tantrum-Hidden Agenda, is a Saddlebred/Welsh cross filly foaled in 2010. This filly is the last foal of Mia, and was at her side when they were picked up in a humane case last August. Tante (short for, well, you know...) is a surprisingly polite filly, but she is full of fire and motion. This little lady will definitely make a flashy harness pony with her 4 white socks and "look at me" demeanor. Could there be some Hackney in her blood? Ask Mia.
DAYBREAKS 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.
DOCS WHITE GOLD
Docs White Gold is a very nice Quarter Horse gelding, who stands 14.2 hands. He loves trail riding and working on obstacles. Doc is a slender built horse, so a smaller rider would be recommended. For more information about Doc, or to meet him, please contact Candy at (320)224-5454 or via email at email@example.com.
Dolly is a flashy 33" miniature horse who was foaled in 2007. Registered with the AMHR as Summit Dazzling Dolly, she also has temporary papers with the AMHA under the same name. She is a show quality mare with Hall of Fame and National/World Champions in her pedigree. Dolly has a lot of energy and her training is still limited, so she is recommended for an experienced handler at this point.
Foaled in 2004, Earl is a nice bay gelding who has been started under saddle. Earl stands 14 hands and is very solid and sturdy. We believe he is a Mustang or Mustang cross. Earl has wonderful ground manners and stands well for farrier work (as seen here), clipping, bathing, and fly spraying. As you can see from this photo, Earl is green broke and will work best with someone who has experience and with whom he has a trusting relationship.
Ebony is a very sweet Welsh-type pony who is in her teens. She absolutely LOVES brushing and petting, but she really dislikes veterinarians so would appreciate an apple a day to keep them away. We are told that Ebony is broke to ride.
This is Edison, a gelding from the Fillmore case. He was foaled in 2008, and as you can see by clicking on this photo he was very thin and needed to add on a few pounds. He has now recovered from cryptorchid (undescended testicle) surgery and has filled out nicely as you can see from his more current photo to the right and this photo of his other side. Edison will need careful farrier work and possibly front shoes while his front feet grow in correctly - he will be sound. He is a very nice horse but is not broke so will require an experienced owner/ handler.
Emma is a very sweet bay mare foaled sometime in the late 1980's. She came to us as part of a 2013 humane case and was severely underweight. She is a wonderful girl, who is well broke to ride. She neck reins and does best with a curb bit. Her breeding is unknown, but she is very friendly. This mare is very solidly built and definitely has some power and speed. She definitely does not look, act, or feel her age. For more information, or to meet Emma, please contact Cindy at 320-983-2954 or 320-223-4908.
This little cutie is Esperanza, a dark bay (or may shed out black) and white pinto filly foaled in spring of 2012. Her breeding is undetermined (her dam is Dolores, listed above), but she is a nice mover! You may remember her as "the sled filly" who came in during a December 2012 humane case. She was so weak she couldn't stand and had to be taken from the trailer to the clinic in a sled. "Essie" has had one eye removed, and a prosthesis was inserted. However, we don't think she has had sight in that eye for most of her life, so she is very used to only seeing out of the other. The eye surgery has not slowed this spirited little survivor down at all! She is currently recovering from her surgery and will soon be available for adoption. Click here to see a photo of her equally beautiful left side. Esperanza would greatly appreciate any sponsors willing to help with her medical bills.
Fletcher is a nice buckskin and white pinto gelding who was foaled around 1997. He stands approximately 14.2 hands and is a very sturdy fellow. He doesn't like to ride out alone but excels on the trail with other horses--so would make a great trail horse for older kids or would be a good "husband horse". Very nice ground manners--just a little barn sour so does best when out with other horses. He's a flashy boy and the kind of trail horse everyone is looking for!
Graduate of the 2013 Trainers Challenge
Flurry is a bay roan mare, foaled in 2009. She is a very attractive girl, who bears a Diamond S brand on her left shoulder. We have yet to trace this brand back to determine from where she originates. Flurry is now broke to ride, thanks to the Trainers Challenge, but will remaining in training under saddle as she continues to mature.
FRECKLED LIKA CHICKEN
Graduate of the 2011 Trainers Challenge
Freckled Lika Chicken - or just "Freckles" - came to us as part of a humane case. Foaled in 2006, this mare spent the majority of her life in a stall with no windows to the outside world. As such, she's a little unfamiliar with the wide-open world, but is gaining trust slowly. She stands about 16 hands and is currently in training.
FULL OF SPICE
Graduate of the 2012 Trainers Challenge
This is Full Of Spice, a registered American Saddlebred mare foaled in 2001, who is the mother of Spot (seen below)She is an intake from a Pine county humane case and is a very kind and sweet mare. As a student of the 2012 Trainer's Challenge, Spice is now broke to ride and has been doing wonderfully out on the trails.
The little red colt foaled in November 2011 (very late year baby) is Hans - and as you can see he is growing up nicely! Hans is a National Show Horse and is an extremely friendly gelding with a great temperment. He will definitely make someone a very good equine partner.
Meet Jojo! She is an adoreable young lady who was foaled in May 2011. Jojo is a mustang cross who was born after her mama, Ramona, was taken in from the Tower, MN humane case. Her daddy is unknown. She is a smart young lady who, as you can see, is quite beautiful. Her mom is also available for adoption and will be in the 2013 Trainer's Challenge, please check her out below. Click here to see a photo of Jojo and her mom together, or click here to see another photo of her as she was growing into the beautfiul young lady she's become.
Graduate of the 2013 Trainers Challenge
Kachina is a Mustang mare foaled in 2003. She did very well in the 2013 Trainer's Challenge. While she waits to find her very own new home, Kachina will be continuing in her training with her Trainers Challenge trainer. We are told she is well on her way to becoming a wonderful trail horse. Click here to see another photo of her from the front, showing off her pretty blaze.
Keno is a very nice buckskin and white pinto gelding who is a recent intake. He was foaled around 2007and is not broke to ride. Being a recent intake, we don't have much other information on him yet, but hope to have additional information soon!
This little mare is named Ki. She's a black 2005 Missouri Foxtrotter who came to us from a 2013 humane case. When she arrived she was in need of some serious weight gain, but is now ready to find a loving home. She is not currently broke to ride. For more information, or to meet Ki, please contact Jean at 651-261-3428 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This beautiful mare is Lady Flash, a Belgian foaled in 2003. She is extremely sweet and very friendly. She has no training at this point, but given her personality we expect this can be easily remedied.
LEO PRECIOUS JUSTICE
Leo Precious Justice is a Paint mare foaled in 2003. She is from the Fillmore County humane case. She has gained some much needed weight and is ready to find a loving home. Leo Precious is not currently broke to ride.
This is Lester. He is a 2009, 12.2 hand pony mule gelding from the Fillmore County humane case. As you can see, he has gained some weight and filled out nicely. He has recently been gelded and is ready to find a new home. Being a mule, he very much has a mind of his own, but he still has a very sweet temperament. To meet Lester, or learn more about him, please contact Truhaven Ranch at (320) 224-5454.
Levi, foaled in 2006, came in as a stallion from the 2013 Crow Wing County humane case. He has now been gelded and is putting on weight. He is a good boy on the ground but is not yet broke to ride. This handsome approximately 14.2hh palomino quarter horse is now looking for his new forever home!
Liberty is a 14hh bay pinto mare with one blue eye. She was foaled in approximately 2006 and came to us from the 2013 Crow Wing County humane case. She came in with her young foal (Crickett) who is now ready to be weaned and has her own adoptive home waiting for her. Liberty is now ready to find a home of her own. We have determined thta liberty is not currently broke to ride.
This charming boy is Lookit, a beautiful black and white pinto gelding we believe was foaled in 1995. He has spent the last five years doing WSCA events. He is a sweet heart and is always the first at the gate to claim the attention of anyone coming out to visit. As you can see on this photo he truly enjoys his work, and is a fun fun boy to ride! He would do best with an advanced or intermediate rider since he has a lot of "go." For more information, or to meet Lookit, please contact Cindy at 320-983-2954 or 320-223-4908.
Louis (fka Cochise) is an adorable 2009 buckskin pony gelding. He was treated for a salivery fistula, which is completely healed up and he is now ready to find a loving home. Click here to see his fistula photo when he was brought to MHARF. He's a very nice pony, but is not broke to ride. He stands 13.1 hands.
Maggie is a very nice bay solid appaloosa mare who stands just under 15 hands. She is estimated to be foaled in 1995. We have confirmed that she is well-broke to ride and is currently being used as a lead line horse for children. Maggie is
a wonderful girl who is anxiously awaiting a forever home!
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 and has a very snappy trot so might make an excellent driving pony. 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.
Rescued from the brink of death in the winter of 2009-2010, Ming is a Sheldon Mustang that was foaled in 2009. After spending some time at the University of Minnesota, she's come back to health to where she's available for adoption. Ming continues to grow and is becoming a very lovely long legged girl.
Monroe is a sorrel breeding stock paint-type gelding. This young horse, foaled in 2012, has now been gelded. He has not had a lot of handling but is currently working on halter training in his foster home and is becoming a very nicely behaved horse. Monroe is a friendly boy and is looking for a loving home.
Pearl is an appaloosa miniature pony mare, foaled in 2005. She is a very sweet little mare who is so loving and sweet that we expect she'll be adopted very quickly.
Student of the 2011 Trainers Challenge
Meet Penny Candy, foaled in 2007 she is the daughter of Mia, and sister of Crouching Tantrum. Penny Candy is as sweet as her name, very friendly and loves people. She is broke to ride and is small, under 14 hands. Penny Candy's temperament makes her a good candidate for a hunter pony as she is a beautiful mover.
Given the distinction of being the first MHARF baby of 2010, Polka Dot (or "Dotty" to her friends) was born in the first part of March to her mama Nona. As you can see from her baby photo she was born a blanketed bay Appaloosa! Dotty is 1/2 Arabian and 1/2 Appaloosa and ALL sweetheart! She is a tall,leggy filly that we expect to grow up to be an elegant, good sized adult.
Annie, a pretty bay roan pony mare foaled in 2007, came to us during a 2009 humane case. She had trust issues at first but has come around and has just recently been started under saddle. She is a large pony and will be best suited to a smaller adult or older child with experience.
Rascal is a black pony mule gelding. He is halter broke and is learning that being caught is not such a bad thing. He is very sweet and is such a cutie. For more information about Rascal, or to meet him in person, please contact Candy at (320) 224-5454.
Raven is a lovely mare foaled in 2005. She is 1/2 Oldenburg, 1/4 Trekhner, and 1/4 Arabian and we can honestly say she got the best of all worlds. She has a shiny black coat, lovely floating gaits, a beautiful head, and that amazing warmblood chest. Raven is best suited for a very experienced rider or trainer at this time.
Meet Rikki, a dark bay Hackney pony gelding who stands 11.2 hands. Rikki, foaled in approximately 2008, is very sweet and easy to handle. As you can see from this intake photo he has been working on gaining some much needed weight while he waits to find a loving home.
Rozlyn is a 2011 bay mare from the recent Pine County Humane Case. We are unsure of her breeding but believe it to be paint/quarter horse-type. She is a nice young mare who is halter broke. she would greatly appreciate a sponsor as she works to regain her health and some much needed weight. To sponsor Rozlyn - click here to donate now through Network for Good, or click here to donate through Paypal
Meet Ruben! Foaled in 2011, he is a bay gelding with plenty of chrome. An intake from the 2013 Crow Wing County humane case, Ruben is not yet available for adoption. We don't know specifically what his breeding is but suspect there is at least some Quarter Horse or Paint. Ruben would really love a sponsor - please click the Donate Now or Paypal Donate to help with his costs of care.
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 approx 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 email at email@example.com.
Sheba is a very sweet Paso Fino mare, foaled in 2004. she is very easy to be around and rides very nicely in a bitless bridle. As you can see by clicking here, she has no issues with getting her feet wet out on the trail. Any human would be lucky to have Sheba as their equine partner.
Sonny is a stock paint gelding foaled in 2004. He is about 14.2 hands tall. As you can see he is a cute, well built, smaller horse. Sonny is very sweet and likes people. He also gets along well with other horses. Sonny has had a few months of trail riding this year along with about 5-6 months of training last year. If you have questions regarding Sonny's abilities under saddle you may call Brittany at 651-755-4646. If you are interested in adopting Sonny please call Jean at 651-261-3428.
Tater Chip is a handsome bay pinto medium-size pony gelding, standing 12 hands, foaled in 2004. He's not yet broke to ride or drive but is doing very well on his ground work. We think he'd make a very fancy driving pony!
Thor is a friendly and quiet Paint gelding foaled in 2004 standing 16 hands. Thor is green broke for riding and is not a difficult horse. But Thor is smart and will test a rider, so Thor is not appropriate for a beginner at this time.
Thorn is a 14.3 hands pinto gelding who was foaled around 2000. He was still a stud when he came in as part of a humane case, but he had obviously spent time among other horses because he hasn't shown any particularly studly behavior. He has now been gelded. We have determined that Thorn is not currently broke to ride.
Trudy is a 12.3hh buckskin pinto pony mare foaled in 2006. Trudy is well broke to ride and adores children - she is currently being used as a lesson horse for kids. She is absolutely adorable with the prettiest welsh type head and eyes (click here to see if you agree)!
This little guy is Wiley a pony mule gelding from the Fillmore County humane case. He was foaled in 2009 and stands 10 hands high. Wiley (as you can guess by the name) has not had a lot of handling yet. He was recently gelded and is now at Truhaven Ranch--so that will change real quick! For more info, or to meet this adorable little fellos, please call (320)224-5454.
Wyatt is a 14.3hh chestnut gelding who was foaled in approximately 2008. We aren't sure what this handsome horse's breeding is. He came in as a stallion from a 2013 humane case. Now that he's a gelding, he is calming down nicely and doing very well in training under saddle. Wyatt can be seen in action by clicking here to watch his YouTube video.