Hurricane is a blue roan gelding who originally came to MHARF in 2012 as a transfer from the ASPCA after a large humane case in Missouri. Hurricane competed in our 2013 Trainer’s Challenge and was adopted by his trainer. He came back to us in 2015 because his trainer could no longer keep him. In 2016 he went back into training and was adopted again. Unfortunately, he had to be returned again in January of 2018 because his second adopter could not keep him. Hurricane is a beautiful and sweet horse with a lot of under saddle training. However, he does have a pretty substantial issue with the farrier so he is going to need a home with someone knowledgeable and patient who can help him work through this. One thing we have learned is that he is terrified of anyone wearing chaps (especially farrier chaps) and does much better if the farrier removes chaps and handles him slowly and patiently. We are pretty certain this has to do with some very bad experiences in his past handling before being seized in the ASPCA humane case. He also tends to get nervous if there are 2 or more people working around him–as though he’s suspicious that something bad is going to happen to him (again, probably due to bad experiences from life on the Missouri ranch). He did spend the winter and spring of 2018 in training and was ridden on trails by a youth rider. He is an excellent trail horse and is the type to just go along with other horses–not much will bother him. He will test his rider a little bit if taken out alone but will get over it right away if the rider shows him he won’t get away with it. He will require front shoes or boots if ridden on hard or rocky ground (and will need patient handling to learn to tolerate those things). Hurricane is a special horse who will be looking for a special person! He was foaled in 2009 and stands 14.2hh. He came from a large quarter horse ranch but there were mustangs on the property as well–so he could be either or a cross. He does look a lot like a mustang and is extremely smart!
Elle (Registered name Eloquent Echo) is an Arabian mare who came to MHARF during a July 2018 humane case. She was foaled in 1996. Elle has been diagnosed with Equine Wobblers Syndrome. Her caring foster home is doing a wonderful job of helping her regain her strength with good care and nutrition and she is now happy to trot around her pasture with her buddy.
This chestnut mare (her foster home has named her “Stormy”) came to us from a late-April 2018 Brown County humane case. Her estimated age is late teens to early 20’s She is currently in rehabilitation and is gaining some much needed weight. She has been preg-checked and she is not in foal. We have no certain information on her training level at this time and will not be doing an assessment until she is physically ready. We have reason to believe she is a Morgan and we have applied to the AMHA for a DNA test kit. We will have more info on her soon!
Tansy (Pine County Donkey #5) is a 2001 standard donkey jennet who came to MHARF during a June 2017 Pine County humane case. This case involved 6 other donkeys, all of whom had not had any veterinary or farrier care for many years. Because of this neglect, several had hooves so long they could barely walk. Tansy was one of those in the worst condition and still requires specialized farrier care. Tansy is also still has some trust issues but is coming around very well! She is currently still in rehabilitation but we would consider adopting her out to the right home with donkey experience. She is extremely bonded to her friend Atticus who came in during the same case and we prefer they be adopted together.
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Oliver is a chestnut grade Arabian colt who came to MHARF during a December 2017 humane case. He was foaled in early 2017. He was relatively unhandled at intake but is currently in foster care at Wrisky Ranch where he is learning all about the basics in ground manners like leading, tying, loading, standing for vet and farrier. At time of intake bloodwork indicated that all of the young horses from this intake were suffering from selenium and vitamin e deficiency. Oliver was the worst case and we believe this was what was causing some wobbliness in his hind legs. He is has been under veterinary supervision and has been treated with supplements and good nutrition and he is now doing very well. Oliver has also now been gelded and he would love to find a forever home to continue with his training!