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


Jiminy Cricket

Jiminy Cricket is a chestnut grade Arabian yearling gelding who was foaled on April 29th, 2018. His mother, Della, came to MHARF pregnant during a December 2017 case.  Jiminy Cricket was premature and showed failure to thrive and both mare and foal were admitted to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services so he could receive i.v. fluids and plasma. Bloodwork showed infection so he was also started on antibiotics. Within 48 hours Jiminy Cricket was doing well enough to be released. He needed to stay on stall rest for 30 days. As of June 2019 Jiminy is weaned and gelded. As you can see, he has turned into a well built young horse and he would love to find a new home!


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

Maridae is a chestnut grade Arabian yearling filly who was born on 05/01/18 after her mother, Sugarfoot, came to MHARF pregnant during a December 2017 case. She is a large, healthy filly who was placed with trainer Renee Hendrickson for our 2019 Promise of the Future Training Competition. Maridae and Renee competed successfully and took home Third Overall Highpoint! Maridae would now love to find a new home. You can follow Maridae and Renee’s progress on Maridae’s Facebook Page!