Tomato (Adoption pending)

Tomato is a chestnut mini mare who came to MHARF from a November 2018 humane case. She is approximately in her late teens and 36″ tall. She was extremely shy at intake and her foster home has been getting her used to being handled. Tomato can’t be in with goats, sheep or other non-equines as she really dislikes them. Like all minis, she needs to be on a minimum of pasture (dry lot is best).

Salsa (Adoption pending)

Salsa is a pinto mini mare who came to MHARF in a November 2018 humane case. She has had very little handling in her past and was not halter broke at intake time. She is learning to trust and is coming along well. Salsa is 34.5″ inches tall and approximately 6 years old.


Cheyenne is nice older mare came to MHARF recently at request of social services because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She is blind in one eye. We don’t know yet if she is broke to ride (although it is unlikely) and hope to have a training assessment done on her by spring.

Sequoia (Graduate of the 2019 Trainer’s Challenge)

Sequoia came to MHARF in late fall of 2018 of at the request of Stearns County social services because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She has had little handling in the past and came in with some trust issues but she is coming around nicely. She is curious and definitely wants to be friendly. Sequoia was foaled in approximately 2010 and stands 14.2hh. We don’t know her breeding but she is a stock-type horse.  She was not broke to ride at intake and was  placed with trainer TJ Clibborn for our 2019 Trainer’s Challenge. She spent the spring and summer in training and competed successfully in the Challenge on Sept. 7th with a 6th in Halter class, a 4th in Trail/Obstacle Class and a 5th in Vet/Farrier Class! Sequoia was not adopted at the Challenge so she is still looking for a new home. Due to time restraints, TJ was unable to continue her training after the competition so she has now gone into training with Helen Levering of HJ Horsemanship. Sequoia is a beautiful, sweet mare with a ton of “try”. She has some residual trust issues due to very bad handling in her past but she progressed by leaps and bounds over the summer with TJ’s kind training and we have high hopes for her as she continues on with Helen! (By the way, she marched right over obstacles she had never seen before in both Trail/Obstacle class and Freestyle! Including the trampoline tarp (which looks like a big black hole in the ground…) and a teeter-totter bridge!

Click Here for trainer bio and contact info for TJ Clibborn.


Sochi is a 2006 POA (Shetland Pony x Appaloosa) mare who stands approximately 13hh. She originally came to MHARF from a February 2014 Wadena County humane case. Sochi was pregnant at intake and her colt Ivan was born in May of 2014. She was adopted but her adopter now regretfully had to return her. Sochi is broke to ride and this past spring has had some refresher training, including a clinic and some trail riding. She is not suitable for a beginner but would be great for a confident youth or small adult. She is also blind in one eye due to an old injury