Kjor Sivert is a 2003 Norwegian Fjord gelding who stands 14hh. He competed in our 2012 Trainer’s Challenge with Beth Ash, was adopted, but is now coming back to us because his adopter is moving and can’t take him along. Sivert is very well broke to ride and has extensive trail experience. he is suitable for an advanced beginner but he hasn’t been ridden in awhile so should have a a few rides from a more advanced rider as a refresher first. He is a very easy keeper and absolutely needs to be kept on a dry lot or needs to use his grazing muzzle if turned out on pasture. He has had one minor bout of laminitis in the past (although he has recovered fully and radiographs show no sign of rotation) and will be prone to another if he is allowed unrestricted access to pasture. Sivert is a super nice horse and needs a home where he will get a lot of attention and regular exercise to keep him fit!
Full of Spice is a 2001 15hh chestnut American Saddlebred mare who originally came to MHARF during a 2011 Pine County humane case. Spice was pregnant at intake and gave birth to her colt Spot in October of 2011. After he was weaned in 2012, Spice competed in the 2012 MHARF Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse with trainer George Walker and she is broke to ride. She was adopted a few years later but is now being returned because her adopter can sadly no longer keep her. Spice did spend 90 days of refresher training at Dart Ranch during the summer of 2017. Her previous adopter says she is very smart and can be a bit lazy and resistant to move out. She feels Spice gets really bored with arena work and would do great on trails or obstacle work (but she does not have experience with these at this point). She is not spooky or reactive but is not suitable for a beginner because she is super smart and will take advantage. She has great ground manners and is easy to catch.