In Memory of Lisa Brisse

We are honored to have been chosen as a recipient of donations in memory of Lisa Brisse. Lisa, who was a friend and supporter of MHARF, was a life-long horsewoman who began her journey with rescued horses in 1982 with a malnourished orphan filly named Little Miss. She later wrote about this journey in her book, The Ride of Our Life – Lessons in Faith, Love, and Wisdom from a Magical Horse.

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Donations by personal check can be made out to MHARF and mailed to MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398. Please be sure to note in the memo section that the donation is made in Lisa’s memory. Thank you!

“Family and friends will gather on Friday, June 2nd from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Lions Community
Park in Richmond, Minnesota to celebrate the life of Lisa Brisse, who passed away on Tuesday,
April 4th in Santa Monica, California, after a three-and-a-half-year journey with cancer. Lisa’s
loved ones will also gather to remember her on May 21st at 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Palisades Park in
Santa Monica.
Lisa was a brilliant light to all who knew and loved her. 

Read More About Lisa’s Life and Legacy Here

The Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation is grateful to have received donations in Lisa’s memory from: Kathleen Kastner, Stacey Whittle, Allison Lee, Kathryn Allison, Elizabeth Dinerstein, Allen Brisse, Marie Plasse, Diana Krekic, Richard Newman, Healing Trauma Center (Los Angeles), Judi Brisse, Kerry Hennigan, Nancy Messina, Gigi Sutila, Kristen Krentz, Marjorie Plasse, Helaine Razovsky, Mary Baine Campbell, Kerry Johnson, Mary Nicolini, Elizabeth DeAngelis, Narina Arutyunova, Dorla Hulse, David Lam, Marie Bro, Jean O’Loughlin Avdul, Cheryl Kling, Nadine Storms, Natalie Bruyette, Marla Ludwig, Christina Privette, Brian Rogers, Hari Simran Ayurveda, Rita Bosico, Sally Blazar

Read About Our Most Recently Rescued Pony Whom We Named in Lisa’s Honor

Great Turnout for Open House at HH Stables featuring trainer Leanna Giles!
Thank you to HH Stables in Princeton for inviting MHARF to participate in their open house on 02/18/23. The beautiful facility was open to the public for the day, trainer Leanna Giles from Bravehorse Ranch presented a live training demo, and MHARF held a silent auction in which we raised $700.00! If you are looking for boarding, training, lessons, and clinics, we highly recommend checking out HH Stables in Princeton, MN.
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Updated MHARF Archive Gallery

June 2023

2023 marks MHARF’s 29th 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!

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.

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.

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!