Takoda (Companion Home Only)

Takoda February 2020

Takoda is a pinto gelding who was a surrender in Anoka County in October 2019 . He’s in his mid-teens and approximately 15hh. He has been in foster care with a sponsor and has been mainly concentrating on gaining weight. Takoda is not broke to ride. He was just recently diagnosed with heaves for which he is receiving treatment. We also just learned that Takoda has Navicular Disease so he is now looking for a home as a companion horse only. He has a sweet temperament and is easy to have around.

 

Skip (Adoption Pending)

Skip is coming 2-year old gelding who came to MHARF from a July 2019 Carlton County humane case. He was extremely malnourished at intake and was also treated for pneumonia. He spent many days in-patient at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services.  Since August has been hanging out at the MHARF farm and gaining some much needed weight (which wasn’t a problem once he didn’t have to compete with other horses for his food). Skip is now healthy and he has been placed with trainer Michelle Fedewa for our 2020 Promise of the Future in-hand training competition for young horses. He will spend the spring and summer in training and will compete in the event in September. He will be available for adoption at the event. To learn how you can apply to adopt Skip in September Click Here.

You can follow Skip’s progress in his Facebook Page!

Quinn (Companion Home Only)

Quinn is a beautiful buckskin gelding who was foaled in approximately 2006 and who stands 14.3hh. He originally came to us from a 2013 humane case. We have reason to believe Quinn is an Akhal-Teke x quarter horse cross. He was very thin at intake and had been kept in a stall with another horse who had beat him up pretty badly. He had large hematomas and cracked ribs. He had also not had much farrier care (and had possibly been handled roughly while having hooves trimmed) and was terrified of being trimmed.  Quinn, who is now all healed up, was adopted as a companion horse but as of this past summer his adopter could no longer keep him, so he is back with us .  His foster home/trainers (Michelle and Kaitlyn Fedewa) are currently working on ground work and he is now great at standing for the farrier.  Unfortunately, a recent veterinary evaluation showed us that Quinn has a rare condition of the navicular bones in both front feet. The navicular bones have formed with a fibrous band holding the two halves together rather than a solid piece. Because of this, the vet feels (and we agree) that Quinn should not be asked to work as a riding horse. He is, however, very comfortable as a pasture pet/companion. He is a very sweet horse with a lot of personality and good looks!

Sassy

Sassy is a 14hh Rocky Mountain Horse mare who was foaled in 1992. She is gaited, has a nice temperament and is broke to ride. She is still a little on the thin side so needs to put on a few pounds. She is a smaller mare–so suitable for a smaller adult. She like trail riding and likes to lead.

Titan (Graduate of the 2019 Promise of the Future Competition)

Titan is dun grade quarter horse colt who was foaled in 2018. He came to MHARF from a a late March 2019 Fillmore County humane case. He was still with his mother who was also emaciated. He was weaned and gelded (thank you to the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition for sponsoring his surgery!) He was then placed with trainer Deb Anderson for our 2019 Promise of the Future Training Competition, an in-hand training competition for young horses. He competed successfully in that event and is available for adoption. He is a healthy, energetic young gelding.