UPDATE 05/22/23: Lisa has been adopted!
UPDATE 05/20/23: Lisa the pony has now had her intake veterinary work done. Her age is estimated at 7 years old and she stands just shy of 10hh. She is becoming more social every day and is now much easier to catch. We would love to find an adoptive home for her with an equine buddy of similar size.
05/12/23Lisa is a young pony mare whom we were called out to pick up after she had been found running loose along a busy county road in early May 2023. She had been chased by cars and on foot by several people, finally being roped and dragged into a holding pen. When we arrived, we found a very terrified pony who had no intention of letting someone catch her again. Our director roped her as gently as possible and quickly got a halter on her and was able to get her in the trailer. The pony has not been claimed by her owner, so she will be staying with MHARF for rehabilitation and eventual adoption to a new home. We have her scheduled for a veterinary check-up and a hoof trim. She is underweight and her stiff, harsh hair-coat show long-term nutritional neglect. Her hooves are overgrown, and she is being treated for a whopping case of lice. She also has a permanent scar from a too-tight halter that grew into her face.