Jon is a Belgian gelding in his late teens to early twenties who came to us from a recent Stearns County humane case. He’s a nice gelding who wants to be friendly, is easy to catch, leads and loads well. We are still assessing Jon so watch for updates.
Maui is an American Saddlebred mare (registered name Hawaii Phive-O) who was foaled in 2005 and who stands approximately 16hh. She originally came to MHARF in a 2011 humane case. She competed in our 2013 Trainer’s Challenge with trainer Jenna Jarboe and was adopted. Maui has recently come back to MHARF because her adopter could no longer keep her. She is currently with trainer Marirose Berner of MJB Horse Training for refresher work. Maui is well broke but not a beginner’s horse. She is best suited for trails and arena work rather than any high impact sports like jumping or gaming.
Tipper is an Arabian gelding in his late teens. We were contacted by the neighbor of Tipper’s elderly owner during the summer of 2020 in hopes that we could convince the owner to sign him over due to the fact that she was no longer able to care for him. Tipper was well-loved, but he was in need of regular vet care, consistent handling, and training. Thanks to the help of Michelle and Kaitlyn Fedewa, who made time to visit with Tipper’s owner to explain what our program is all about and reassure her that he will be well taken care of, Tipper is now in our care. He is currently fostered at the Fedewa farm where he is benefiting greatly from having turn-out space and the companionship of other horses. He has also gotten a full vet check up and plenty of handling. We were told that Tipper was not broke to ride and a training assessment has affirmed that. He is currently receiving ground work training.
Pearl is a young Appaloosa mare (foaled in approximately 2017) who was signed over to MHARF after she was purchased at a Long Prairie, MN, auction in September 2020 (thank you to Kym Garvey of Save the Brays Donkey Rescue and to everyone who donated towards her purchase). She spent several days at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services being closely monitored and receiving her intake care. Radiographs showed that she had an untreated jaw fracture that had become badly infected. Bloodwork showed that she was anemic and had been starved to the point that her body had begun to utilize protein from muscle tissue to survive. Pearl is now eating and drinking and has been discharged form AEVS and is in rehab care at the farm (including antibiotics, careful feeding, hydration monitoring, treatment for rain rot, ringworm, and intestinal parasites). She is a sweet mare and we are very hopeful for her full recovery. Pearl is currently in our Rehabilitation Program and is not yet available for adoption.
Update on Pearl 11/15/20: Pearl is resting and recovering from surgery on her fractured jaw at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services. The surgery was performed on the table w/ general anesthesia due to the extensive nature of what needed to be done and the pain factor involved. We waited nearly two months from intake time to have the surgery because we wanted to give Pearl enough time to gain the weight and strength needed to undergo the procedure safely. The surgery consisted of curettage of the infected pocket of the jawbone, removal of necrotic bone fragments (see photo below), and a dental extraction. She is doing very well and we are hopeful for a full recovery for this sweet, personable little mare
Topaz is a young dun mare (foaled in approximately 2018) who was signed over to MHARF after she was purchased at a Long Prairie, MN, auction in September 2020 (thank you to Kym Garvey of Save the Brays Donkey Rescue and to everyone who donated towards her purchase). She spent several days at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services being closely monitored and receiving her intake care. Bloodwork showed that she was anemic and had been starved to the point that her body had begun to utilize protein from muscle tissue to survive. Topaz is requiring careful feeding, hydration monitoring, antibiotics, treatment for rain rot, ringworm, and intestinal parasites. She is a sweet mare and we are very hopeful for her full recovery. Topaz is still in our Rehabilitation Program and will not be available for adoption until she has sufficiently recovered.