Padre is a gray White Sands mustang who came to MHARF in December 2016 from a large South Dakota humane case (seized from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, transferred to MHARF from Fleet Of Angels. Click Here to read more about this case). He was foaled in approximately 2014 and was a stud at intake but was gelded shortly after. Having no previous handling, Padre did have some trust issues when he came in but was friendly and curious. He spent the summer of 2017 in training with Bob Johnson for our Promise of the Future training competition. He was placed in our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge with trainers Kiley and Jeremy Anderson and was started under saddle. However, in early September 2018 Padre suffered a soft tissue injury and was placed on 8 to 12 weeks of stall rest so he was unable to compete.
After recovery Padre went into training with Marirose Berner of MJB Horse Training. He was adopted in 2020 but his adopter could sadly no longer keep him so he is back at MHARF and continuing his training with MJB Horse Training as of December 2021. We will post more info when we have a full assessment of his current training level.
Padre has a sweet temperament and is very low in a herd pecking order so he needs a home where he will not be bullied by other horses or have to compete for food. Unlike most mustangs, he is not an “easy keeper” and does require supplemental feed to keep his weight up.