Deacon is a black and white paint/thoroughbred cross yearling stud colt who just recently came in from an April 2016 Pine county humane case. He has put on some much needed weight and has been gelded.Deacon 2 June 2016

Deacon at intake

Deacon at intake

Loma Linda (Update: Loma LInda has been adopted!)

This adorable palomino filly was foaled at MHARF after her dam, Paloma, was taken in during a December 2015 Hubbard County humane case. Loma Linda was foaled on 04/15/16. She’s a big well-muscled filly but unfortunately she was born with a condition known as Parrot Mouth. This condition is somewhat treatable with regular dental care.  Loma Linda will need her teeth floated by veterinarian every 6 months for the rest of her life and will need an adoptive home that is willing to do this. With proper dental care she should be able to live a normal life and be trained for riding.  The case Loma Linda came from involved mares and studs being  kept together and allowed to breed indiscriminately, resulting in much inbreeding. The horses were then abandoned.  Although this condition is not always genetic, this is a perfect example of why people need to geld their colts and not allow this indiscriminate and careless breeding.  We hope the right person is out there to provide this beautiful filly with a loving home.


Night Deposit

“ND” is a 2007 bay off-the-track-thoroughbred mare who just came into MHARF from an April 2016 Pine County humane case.  She has now put on some much needed weight and is on our list for a training assessment.  We know she is broke to ride but will need to determine to what level. She is now available for adoption!

Wrangler Red

Wrangler Red came to MHARF from an April 2016 Pine County humane case. He is a registered quarter horse (although we don’t know if we’ll be able to get his papers). We are told he was foaled in 2006. He was emaciated at intake and his coat was entirely encrusted in manure and urine which had dried like cement. We slowly removed the crust so as not to cause him undue stress. He was very fearful but he wanted to trust and to receive attention. He had not been out of his extremely dirty stall since last fall. He also had an untreated injury to his head that was the result of blunt force trauma (a human-induced blow to the head most likely by a board). The wound was debrided and several bone fragments were removed. When he had gained enough weight to go under anesthesia he received reconstructive surgery to cover the exposed bone. His sutures have now been removed and he has healed up very nicely. We have not done a training assessment on him yet. He is a very nice horse who has had an extremely rough past and is looking for  a gentle hand in a new adoptive home!

Post suture removal

Post suture removal

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Sally Forth (Update: Sally has been adopted!)

Update: Sally has been adopted! Sally Forth is a sweet bay mare who came to MHARF from a large ASPCA humane seizure in North Carolina in early 2016. She stands 15.2hh and was foaled in approximately 2011. We believe she is a Westfalen (a German warmblood breed) due to information from the ASPCA humane case.  At intake Sally had severe trust issues and was extremely shy of being caught. During the summer of 2016 she went into training for our 2016 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse with trainer Derek Kohlhase of Dart Ranch. Sally came a long way by Challenge time and was started under saddle, but because Derek felt it would be best not to push her beyond her comfort level at the time, she competed in-hand during the Challenge.  Sally has continued her training with Derek over the winter thanks to the sponsorship of a kind person who knew it was in Sally’s best interest to stay working at a slow and steady pace. She is doing remarkably well and is proving to be a nice, quiet mare. Sally is also very smart and sensitive so will require a knowledgeable and experienced adoptive home! She shows potential to be a good horse for someone who wants to do both some dressage work and trail riding. She could also do some hunt seat and possibly some lower level jumping.  Sally was recently featured in an article on the ASPCA website: After Lives of Neglect, Two Horses Transition from Terrified to Trusting.

Follow Sally Forth’s journey with trainer Derek Kohlhase here!