Give the Gift of Kindness for the Holidays with our Holiday Gift Sponsorship!

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Order the $35.00 MHARF Holiday Gift Sponsorship for the horse lover in your life today! The sponsorship gift package will include one of our beautiful 2023 calendars and a full-color certificate. Purchase Here with PayPal or Purchase Here with Credit Card. We will ship the sponsorship gift package right to your gift recipient or we can ship it to you to give in person.  We will contact you by email to get the name of the gift recipient and the address to which you would like the gift sent after you have made your purchase. If you prefer to pay for your Gift Sponsorship with a check, please Contact Us Here  and we will be happy to help you. Thank you so much for your support this holiday season!

Little Blue’s Traveling Zoo Holds Christmas Event as Fundraiser for MHARF!

Thank you to Little Blue’s Traveling Zoo for holding their “Santa on the Farm Open House” as a fundraiser for MHARF!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022 AT 4 PM – 8 PM 
26636 Olympic Trail Lindstrom MN
Little Blue’s Traveling Zoo does a wonderful job with their animals. You can learn more by visiting them on Facebook or littlebluestravelingzoo.com.

           Santa on the Farm Open House

2023 MHARF Calendars Available for Order!

The MHARF 2023 Calendars are now available for order! (Calendars will start shipping the first week of October). Full-color, spiral-bound, high-quality calendars are full of photos and stories for horses who have come through the MHARF program.  All proceeds go directly back to the horses at MHARF! Click Here for ordering information!

Thank You to Our Supporters for Their Generous Donations on Give the the Max Day!

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Thank you to Erin at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services for snapping some photos of Woody, the newest member of the MHARF family, while he was out for a leg-stretching stroll today. Your donations to MHARF on Give to the Max Day help us provide horses like Woody with the lifesaving care they need. We couldn’t continue this mission without the help from our amazing supporters. Thank you! And thank you to everyone at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services for the wonderful care they provide. (Just a reminder: the 2023 MHARF Calendars can be purchased for $20.00 at Anoka Equine and the purchase price will go right towards our vet bill.)
Please visit our Give to the Max Day page to donate today! Thank you!
2022 Fall/Winter Tack Sale a Huge Success!

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A New Rescue at MHARF Starts His Journey to Recovery!

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Journey is a registered quarter horse gelding (Little Star Journey) who was foaled in 2002. He was surrendered to MHARF by his owners in August 2022 because they could not give him the care he needs. Journey is extremely thin, but we are hopeful that we got him in time to save him. He is currently on a careful refeeding program and is in need of dental work. Update 09/16/22: Journey had dental surgery this past week at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services to remove a broken molar. He was reactive, and the tooth must have been very painful because even with sedation and nerve blocking, he couldn’t tolerate the work being done in his mouth. He had to have general anesthesia in the surgery suite, which was much more expensive but definitely worth it because it was successful and the broken pieces of tooth were removed. He had a difficult recovery but is now bright and eating well.  Thank you so much to everyone who has donated towards Journey’s care! If you’d like to donate to help with Journey’s continuing rehabilitation, information for donating safely and easily can be found here Donate Here! Thank you!

Pink the Paint Mare Recovering From Tendonectomy Surgery

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Pink is a 2007 paint mare who came to MHARF in September 2022 as an owner surrender. Pink is thin and has stringhalt that was most likely caused by an old injury. She is scheduled for a tendonectomy next week at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services, a procedure that has a 65% chance of correcting the issue and making her sound.

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Update 09/18/22: Pink had her tendonectomy. She will be on stall rest for a while and we won’t know for awhile how successful the surgery was, but she is definitely walking better and is much more comfortable. We will update her info as soon as we know more. If you’d like to make a donation to help us cover the costs of Pink’s surgery and recovery, information for donating safely and easily can be found here: Donate Here! Thank you!

Rest in Peace, Corndog

If you ever visited the MHARF farm, you probably met this beautiful girl with the kind eyes. We are sorry to report that we had to say goodbye to Corndog the 40-year-old molly mule on Thursday due to obstructive colic which was unresponsive to treatment. When asked what she wanted to say about Corndog, MHARF director Drew said, “Corndog didn’t have a mean bone in her body (several opinionated ones maybe, but not a single mean one). She knew quite a bit of the English language but wouldn’t let on to most people. She loved attention, especially her spa sessions with Val.” Thank you so much to everyone who loved and helped care for Corndog over the years and thank you to everyone at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services for helping to give her story the kindest possible ending

Information Sought in Horse Abandonment Case

We are currently seeking information on the abandonment of this 4-5 year old mare in the Spencer Brook/Bradford area of Isanti County on approximately 07/22/22. We were called in by law enforcement and knew immediately the prognosis wasn’t good when we saw she could barely walk due to suspected laminitis. Radiographs done at Anoka Equine Veterinary Service (thanks again, AEVS, for the emergency care!) confirmed this, showing extreme rotation and degradation of the coffin bone due to laminitis. It was agreed that the kindest option was to humanely euthanize her and take her pain away. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the neglect and dumping of this mare. Call  (763)856-3119 or 763-331-5714.

Update on Ola the Circus Pony
Thank you to Erin and Aubrey for adopting Ola! Ola, who was part of a traveling circus touring Minnesota in May 2022, came in to MHARF as an owner surrender because he was in need of surgery for scirrhous cord (a bacterial infection and fibrosis of the spermatic cord remnant which can be a complication of castration surgery). There was no way for Ola to have the surgery and stall rest and recovery time he needed if he remained with the traveling circus. He had the surgery at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services where they removed a mass of infected tissue “the size of a Nerf football”. Ola required quite a bit of aftercare, including antibiotics, daily cold hosing, and hand-walking. By mid-July he was finally ready to be moved to a new home and was adopted into a wonderful family. We’re really pleased with Ola the Circus Pony’s “happy ending” and want to thank everyone for their support! We would also like to thank his owners for having his best interest in mind and making sure he received the care he needed. Thank you as well to Dr. Nancy Peterson for her assistance in helping Ola.
Update on Blue Maxine

Update on Blue Maxine! Maxine is doing well and has just been moved to a new foster home where she has more pasture. As you can see, she is looking and feeling much better than she did at intake time last fall. There are a number of people we want to thank for helping with Maxine’s recovery and rehabilitation, including Tara Perkins for giving her a heated barn over the winter and managing her safe weight gain, Abbie Schramm for managing her original intake care, and Deb Anderson for assisting with intake, being her “case leader” and providing her new foster home. We also want to thank Jodi Smith-Shepeck who has been sponsoring Maxine’s care for many months and going to the barn to groom her and give her lots of attention. Maxine has also been receiving massage therapy from Armstrong Equine Massage and chiropractic care from Interlaken Centre! Maxine, who is a TWH in her mid to late teens, is still in our rehabilitation program and is not yet available for adoption. She originally came to MHARF in September 2021 from a case in which we assisted Equine Allies, Inc., to place horses whose owner could no longer care for them and needed help.

Memorial Donation Information

MHARF is always honored to be chosen as a recipient of Memorial Donations. To view and donate to Current Memorials please visit our Memorials Page.

To see a full list of recent donations made in memory and honor of special people and animals please click HERE.

Updated MHARF Archive Gallery

2022 marks MHARF’s 28th year in operation and we have been updating the MHARF Archive Gallery. We have added many new photos, including all of the previously published calendar pages, more rehabilitation success stories, testimonials, humane case photos and more. Check it out Here!

MHARF in Need of Foster and Adoptive Homes!

MHARF is always in need of Adoptive and Foster homes! The majority of horses in our program come to us from humane cases through law enforcement. We also get frequent requests to take in horses from owners who can no longer keep them for various reasons. Although we do our best to help, due to space constraints we simply cannot help them all.  We would love to find some new foster and adoptive homes! If you think you would like to help, please check out our Foster Home Information  and our Adoption Information. You can view all of the horses in our program Here!

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