Aged mare with delightful personality, loves to be brushed and loved on. Not for riding, but could do light leading pony rides occasionally. Sound for everyday living. Inquire only if you are aware of and willing to support needs of an aging horse. Low in pecking order. Eating well, holds her weight easily. Must be able to separate for grain(pellets, senior, etc. – nutritional support beyond hay) two or more times a day. Should have own area overnight unless kept only with horse with similar nutritional needs.

Crouching Tantrum (update: Tante has been adopted!)

Graduate of the 2014 Trainers Challenge
“Tante” is a 2010 14hh Saddlebred pony cross mare who originally came to MHARF during a 2010 humane case with her mother Mia. Tante successfully competed in the 2014 Trainers’ Challenge. She spent many months with her trainer Francis Nelson after the Challenge. She is currently in training with Tara Perkins at Perquestrian Acres. We wouldn’t quite call her a well broke kid’s horse at this time–but she is well on her way! This is what Francis had to say about her: “Tante is a timid mare with a heart of gold. If she trusts you she will pretty much do anything asked of her. She willingly picks up all her gaits, leg yields, two tracks, has a lovely traverse, turns on the haunches, turns on the forehand, side passes ect. She is good to bathe,clip, and for farrier,vet and loading. She is used to kids running all around her, bikes, dirt bikes, dogs, cats,chickens,pigs and gun noises. I started her over jumps in English tack, and she does basic reining maneuvers. She navigates trail obstacles with ease and has wonderful ground manners. This past summer she took care of my 7 year old daughter. She is very quick, and could use a soft experienced rider, but with the right person she could go a long way. She can be very hormonal around geldings, and slightly herd bound, but settles down nicely. She loves attention and to be cozy in a stall at night, but happy to be out too.”

Black Foot (Graduate of the 2016 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse)

Update: Blackfoot has been adopted!

Graduate of the 2016 Trainer’s Challenge:
This nice appaloosa mare was foaled in 2007 and stands 14.3hh. She is registrable. She’s a gentle mare and very smart.  She competed in our 2016 Trainers’ Challenge with trainer Ashlynn Rechtiene and is broke to ride. She does require a rider with some experience as she has only been under saddle for 3-4 months.  She also requires protection from the sun due to her pink skin.

Read about Blackfoot’s journey with trainer Ashlyn Rechtiene here!

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Amber (Update: Amber has been adopted!)

Amber is a very nice 14.3hh 2010 dun grade quarter horse mare. She originally came to MHARF as a yearling, was adopted, and has now been returned to us because of time restraints for her previous adopters. This beautiful girl had 60 days of professional training in 2014 and since that time has had trail experience as well as trail obstacle experience. During the summer of 2016 Amber competed in the Truhaven 60 Day Rescued Horse Trail Challenge.  Amber is well-trained and she is sensitive to cues–so she needs a rider who has some amber-head-shotexperience.

Follow Amber’s progress with trainer Ronda Wirgau here!


Aashiloh Barr

Aashiloh Barr has been adopted!

Aashiloh is a 2001 bay gelding who stands approximately 15.3hh. He is registered half-Arab with the IAHA. (He is out of AHR registered MS Shahlana and by IAHA registered MP Allabar.) We were told he was broke to ride but had not been handled or ridden for quite awhile at intake. He went back into training in 2016 with Leanna Giles of Bravehorse Ranch where he has gotten some great experience on trails as seen here!  Suitable for an intermediate to advanced rider. He loves to be bathed, stands well for fly spray, saddling, and mounting. He does not over-react to new things and becomes accustomed very quickly.

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