Monte is a dark bay White Sands mustang who came to MHARF in December of 2016 from South Dakota humane case (from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros. You can see more details on this case HERE). He was a stud at intake but was gelded shortly after he came to us. He was foaled in approximately 2014. He has nice thick bone and is a nice mover. Monte was unhandled at intake, but he spent the summer of 2017 in training with the Scott Mork team to compete in our Promise of the Future training competition on September 16th, 2017.
Monte was then placed with trainers Mykayla and Aubreanne Dockter in our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse. They competed successfully, winning first in three classes and bringing home the 2018 Trainer’s Challenge Reserve Championship. Monte was adopted at the event and had several good years with his adopter but has now sadly been returned to MHARF due to an injury that has left him as a light riding/companion-only horse.
In May of 2022 Monte was diagnosed with a navicular bone fracture in his right front hoof (fracture is in the wing, not the center). Monte’s previous adopter has provided him with extensive veterinary evaluation and treatment. He has now been deemed pasture-sound and also suitable for light riding at a walk. He is not currently showing any discomfort, but we will continue to monitor him. He is in foster care at Anderson Acres and Sara is letting him settle in and then will begin to ride him lightly. Monte is very well broke (but again, only suitable for light riding with a lighter rider). Another important thing to note: preferably Monte should go to a home where there are only geldings as he does tend to act like a stud around mares. If you are interested in learning more about Monte, please contact us and we will be happy to share more of his extensive veterinary history with you.