Ketch is a 2019 grulla gelding who came to MHARF in November 2019 from a Carlton County humane case as a malnourished stud colt (along with his mother Morsa.) Ketch is now healthy, gelded, and ready to find a new home!




Morsa is a grulla mare who came to MHARF in November 2019 from an ongoing Carlton County humane case. She has her current colt Ketch at her side and we believe she is also the mother of Skip who came to us from the same case earlier in the year.  Morsa is approximately 20 years old. She has a weak, distended abdominal wall due to having had many foals and needs to be in a situation where she will be safe from kicks from other horses and other trauma.  She also needs free access to her own food without competition and stress. Morsa was broke to ride at one time so as soon as she has recovered we are hoping to get an assessment to see if she would be usable as a light riding horse.


Leo is a gray grade quarter horse gelding who came in during a November 2019 Chisago County humane case. He was foaled in approximately 1996 and stands 14.3hh. He is currently in a foster home and has put on some much needed weight. Leo was also diagnosed with Cushing’s disease and it is being controlled very well with medication. Leo did have laminitic episodes in the past and radiographs do show signs of rotation. He requires front shoes because of this. He is very well broke to ride and is currently being used as a lead line horse in the lesson program at his foster home. With his shoes Leo is comfortable, but he should only have smaller riders and do light riding on soft surfaces.



Jewell is a nice palomino stock-type mare who was foaled in approximately 1994 and stands 15.2hh. She came to us when we were called out by Sherburne County to pick her up as an estray horse. Her owner was found but didn’t want her back so she was signed over to us. We are told she is broke to ride and to drive both single and double. She has had her farrier work done, as well as all vet work (including dental). She has decent teeth for her age.

Tootsie (Student of the 2020 Promise of the Future competition)

Tootsie is a yearling filly (foaled in spring 2019) who came to us in November 2019 from a Carlton County humane case. Tootsie was quite thin at intake and spent many weeks at Anoka Equine being treated for malnourishment and intestinal parasites. Tootsie also required a blood transfusion early on and was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia which required surgical repair once she was strong enough for the surgery. Tootsie had the surgery in late January and has now been released from the clinic. She was on several weeks of stall rest in our rehab.  You can see by the updated photos how well she is doing! Tootsie has now been placed with trainer Deb Anderson in our 2020 Promise of the Future In-Hand Training Competition for Young Horses. She will spend the spring and summer in training with Deb and will learn everything she needs to know about being a good citizen on the ground! She will then compete in the competition in September and be available for adoption at the event.

You can follow Tootsie’s progress on her Facebook Page!