More MHARF News

Read several great articles by Debbie Griffin published in the Princeton Town & Country paper! One is about long-time MHARF supporters Marlyn and Lauren Hempel.  The other is an article about MHARF.  Click here to read!

MHARF Says Goodbye to Sven the Sheep

On January 9th, 2017, MHARF sadly said goodbye to long time resident Sven the sheep. Sven (who was born in October of 1999) came to MHARF as an orphaned lamb.  He has been entertaining visitors to the farm for 18 years.  Sven was humanely euthanized because of failing health due to old age. He will be greatly missed!

Our 2017 Calendar is SOLD OUT! We are looking for submissions for the 2018 calendar. If you have photos of any MHARF alumni past or present that you would like to submit, please email them to Be sure to include the photographer name and please make sure we have permission to include the photo! We are especially in need of winter pictures. Thank you!


Minnesota Help a Horse Day

HaHD Cover PhotoHelp a Horse Day Update: Unfortunately we were not awarded any of the grant money from the ASPCA for our Help a Horse Day event. However, we thought it was a great day for all involved. Thank you to everyone who supported our event!

MHARF and Truhaven Ranch want to thank everyone who braved the rain to make it to our MN Help a Horse Day event on Sunday, April 24th! We had almost 200 people attend throughout the day! A special thank you goes out to our presenters: Investigator Wade Hanson of the Animal Humane Society of MN, Kari Cedergren of the MN Horse Welfare Coalition, Dr. Julie Parks of Northwind Equine Veterinary Dentistry, Katherine Bloomquist LLC (equine law specialist), Leda Mox and her crew of equine sports massage therapists from Armstrong Equine Massage, Romawai the Animal Whisperer from Joyful Spirit Healing and Wellness, and the Hay Chix! Gayle Belden was our wonderful announcer, Mary Elizabeth Photography was our official photographer, and the U of M Equine Club provided the food! Thank you to all of the trainers who brought their horses and to judges Jim Jacobson, Cyndee Wadsworth, and Nancy Porter for giving the trainers tips on presentation! And to all of the volunteers–you are all amazing! We can’t tell you how much it means to have so much help with an event–including set up and clean up. It makes it so much easier for us! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Help a Horse Day Photo Gallery

JJ and Drew

Thank you, JJ!

Last month, JJ, 11, of San Francisco, presented a check for $2,000 to the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation. For the past six years, JJ has been visiting Minneapolis and riding KT Scarlett O’Hara, a sweet-tempered Arabian who was adopted in 2008 by his aunt, Sue Ann. Moved by the story of Scarlett’s rescue by MHARF from a hoarding case involving 23 Arabians and a donkey, JJ was determined to help MHARF. To raise the funds for his donation, JJ sold his gently used clothes and toys, collected recyclables, saved his allowance, and solicited contributions from friends and family. One of JJ’s favorite activities while in Minnesota is to visit the animals on the MHARF farm. When he grows up, JJ would like to work with animals, designing and building mechanical limbs for horses and other creatures with missing limbs! Thank you JJ–you are amazing!