BJ Angel (Angel has been Adopted!)

Angel is a 1999 14.1hh black and white pinto mare (Saddlebred/Arab/Welsh). She was originally surrendered to MHARF, was adopted, and is now being returned because her adopter can no longer keep her. She is a nice mare with good ground manners. She is good for the vet and farrier and is an easy keeper. She is broke to ride and is currently back in training with Marirose Berner.  She is probably best suited as a trail horse and does like to go out with other horses. You can see Marirose’s updates on Angel’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

Liberty

Liberty is a 13.3hh bay pinto mare with one blue eye. She was foaled in approximately 2006 and came to MHARF from the 2013 Crow Wing County humane case along with her filly Wisp.  Liberty competed successfully in the 2014 Trainers’ Challenge. She then spent the summer of 2016 in training with Maddie Kanda.

Butterbean

Here’s a great opportunity for someone looking to adopt a FANTASTIC horse. Butterbean has been returned to MHARF due to a tragedy in her adoptive family. Her original adopter did an amazing job with her. She is a 2005 Percheron cross who stands approximately 16.2hh. She has a wonderful temperament, is broke to ride and drive (should be ridden with bitless bridle or hackamore). She is current on all vet work, including dental, and is scheduled for farrier asap. She is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime horse! Currently located in Milaca. 

Agatha (update: Agatha has been adopted!)

(Update: Agatha has been adopted!) Agatha is a 13.3hh bay mare who came in during a May 2016 Mahnomen County abandonment/neglect case. She is approximately 16-17 years old. Agatha and the other horses from this case had been running free for quite a while and had gotten used to avoiding handling–so they were all a bit pushy and headstrong. However, she’s a nice horse who has obviously had some handling in the past and she has now learned some very good ground manners. Agatha was covered in burdock at intake and also had one of the worst tick infestations we have ever seen. She also had extremely sore and swollen eyes. Upon examination the vet discovered she required bilateral entropian surgery (eyelids flip inwards, causing lashes to rub on corneas). She had the surgery and has recovered nicely. She is a much happier, calmer girl now that she is no longer in constant discomfort! Agatha only stands around 13.3hh but she is a big bodied mare. She has very solid legs and feathering–so possibly has some draft horse in her. You can tell by the way she moves that she probably has some Arabian in her as well. She is up to date on all vaccinations, coggins, deworming, and farrier care.  Agatha really loves to be in the barn and is a very quiet and tidy mare in her stall–but she does best with a hay bag.

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Agatha at intake

Agatha at intake

Buckwheat

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Buckwheat is a cute dapple palomino Shetland-type pony gelding.  He has only been used as a companion pony recently. We will have more info on him soon!