Eclipse


Eclipse is back at MHARF and available for adoption. Eclipse was born at MHARF in March 2015 (during an eclipse) after her mother Triska came in from a humane case in late 2014. She was adopted as a yearling and has been under saddle since 2018. Eclipse has now come back because her adopter could sadly no longer keep her. We don’t know much about her breeding but she is shorter, stocky mare, standing 14hh. She most likely has some paint, quarter horse, and pony in her. She is currently at Longstocking Stables – Anna Hill for training assessment and refresher. She has a lot of good training but is definitely happier on the trail than doing arena work.

Walter (Currently in Rehab)

Walter is a kind old gentleman who was purchased at auction in December 2021 and signed over to MHARF. Walter is a senior appaloosa gelding who is blind in his left eye (which may need removal) and in need of dental care and some calories. Thank you to Sarah and Zach for getting him to safety and for hauling him to Anoka Equine where he is getting the care he needs.

Zabar (Adoption Pending)

This nice palomino mare named Zabar came to us as an owner surrender but we don’t have a lot of info on her history. She was foaled in approximately 2011 and stands 14.3hh. She is currently with trainer Sarah Helms of Step Up Horsemanship for a training assessment and refresher. So far we know she is calm and will w/t/c in the arena but is a bit rusty on her cues, including steering. She was experiencing some tenderness on her front feet due to thin soles and is currently in front shoes. She is riding sound with the front shoes and doing very well. She may require front shoes or boots for any trail riding in the future. As with all horses, proper and regular farrier care will be a must for Zabar.

Video of Zabar Under Saddle

LaDoux

Meet LaDoux. This nice thoroughbred gelding is a recent intake at MHARF. He’s an older boy, having been foaled in approximately 2001. He stands just under 15.2hh. He came to us as an owner surrender but we don’t have a lot of info on his history. He is currently with trainer Sarah Helms of Step Up Horsemanship for a training assessment and refresher. So far we know he is neck-reined and will w/t/c in the arena. He is a little anxious at first but settles down quickly. We will keep updating his info as we learn more about him.

Video of LaDoux Under Saddle

River (Currently in Rehabilitation)

River is a quarter horse mare (foaled in approximately 2005) who is an intake from a case in which we are assisting Equine Allies, Inc., in northern Minnesota to place horses whose owner is no longer able to provide the care they need.  Sable is currently at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services receiving treatment for a damaged deep digital flexor tendon.

Update 09/26/21: Thank you to Mark Thorkildson of Burns Lake Forge and Anoka Equine Veterinary Services for the excellent work to treat River’s damaged left hind deep digital flexor tendon. Farrier Mark Thorkildson has fitted River with a custom appliance/shoe on her left hind to facilitate resting the stay apparatus in that leg. This also allowed us to treat the canker in her right hind foot. She is resting comfortably and has a great attitude. Prognosis is still guarded but we are extremely hopeful. We will post updates as we have them!