Chico is a very nice 14.2hh appaloosa gelding who was foaled in 2000. He came to MHARF in 2002 as an emaciated stud who was chained in a barn. He was adopted by his foster home but sadly they have had to return him. He is well broke to ride and has plenty of trail experience. Chico has a great temperament and is good for vet, farrier and loading. This summer Chico participated in the Truhaven Ranch 60 Day Rescued Horse Trail Competition.

Find more photos and video of Chico here


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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