Eddy (Update: eddy has been adopted!)

Eddy is a black/bay off the track thoroughbred gelding (racing name Judges Shoes) who was foaled in1998 and stands 16.3hh. Eddy was only raced twice as a 2 year old and was found to be much too laid back for that career. He started his reschooling in 2004 and was used as a jumper. Eddy had not been ridden in approximately 8 years but was very good for a recent assessment. He is very responsive to leg cues. Eddy has had good care throughout his life. He comes to us from a caring owner who can no longer keep him. Eddy recently spent time in training at Wrisky Ranch in Prescott, WI. We have discovered that he has some arthritis, most likely due to his time on the track, so he is not suitable for heavy work.

Click here to see a video of Eddy under saddle.

Daybreaks Abbey Road (Abbey has been adopted!)

Daybreaks Abbey Road is a very nice registered chestnut American Saddlebred mare who was foaled in 2006. Abbey originally came to MHARF from a 2011 Pine County humane case. In July of 2011 she gave birth to a beautiful filly who we named Penny Lane (who was adopted upon weaning).  Daybreaks Abbey Road is a very pretty chestnut mare with an athletic build and a nice temperament . She is very friendly and extremely interested in people. Abbey was started under saddle several years ago but had some time off. She is now back in training with Anna Hill and we have high hopes of finding her a home soon! You can follow Abbey’s training on her Facebook Page!



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 (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 registerable. She’s a gentle mare and very smart.  She competed in our 2016 Trainers’ Challenge (with trainer Ashlynn Rechtiene). She was adopted but is now coming back to us because her adopter sadly cannot keep her. She is well trained but she does require a rider with some experience and confidence as she gets confidence from her rider. She has done mainly trail riding. She loads and trailers well, knows all her cues, direct reins, moves off of pressure, rides bareback or saddle, w/t/c. She can be a little buddy sour in the arena if another horse leaves the arena and she is left alone, also gets a little antsy when tied but does much better if she has a hay net to munch on while tied. She also requires protection from the sun due to her pink skin.