Padre is a gray White Sands mustang who came to MHARF in December 2016 from a South Dakota humane case (from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros. Click Here to read more about this case). He was foaled in approximately 2014 and was a stud at intake but has now been gelded. 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 (you can see Padre and Bob’s work over the summer of 2017 Here!) Padre now stands 14hh. He was placed in our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse with trainers Kiley and Jeremy Anderson and was started under saddle. However, in early September Padre suffered a soft tissue injury and was placed on 8 to 12 weeks of stall rest so he was unable to compete. (You can follow Padre’s Trainer’s Challenge journey on his 2018 Facebook page Here!) Padre has now recovered and is showing no ongoing issues. He has not been under saddle since before the injury last fall so we would consider him very green broke at this time.
At the 2018 Trainer’s Challenge, Padre’s trainers, Kiley and Jeremy, were awarded the 2018 Andrew Phipps Memorial Award for Good Horsemanship/Good Sportsmanship because of their dedication to Padre’s well-being and best interest!