Brooks (deceased)

Sadly we had to make the decision to humanely euthanize Brooks (who came to MHARF during a May 2017 humane case) due to severe joint damage and soft tissue injury to both front legs that was detected through ultrasound. We suspect this damage occurred due to very hard use in the past and the injuries were never treated. Had they been treated in time it is possible that Brooks would have recovered. He was in a great amount of pain and his treatment team regretfully decided the most humane thing to do was to put him down.



Walker is a 2002 Appaloosa gelding who stands 14.1hh. He is not broke to ride.  Walker has some lameness issues in one of his hind legs due to an old injury.  He is enjoying pasture in his foster home this summer and we will assess his lameness again this fall.


Celeste at Intake

Celeste at Intake

Celeste is a 1997 gray Arabian mare who stands 14.3hh. She has a fantastic temperament and is very friendly. She was extremely thin at intake in January 2015. She has now gained quite a bit of weight back and is enjoying the grass at her foster home! We have determined that Celeste is not broke to ride, and due to some weakness in her hindquarters and her age we probably wouldn’t recommend she go through any under saddle training. We are looking for a home as a companion for this very sweet old mare!



Bonfyre is a chestnut Arabian mare who was foaled at MHARF in 2008 after her mother, Wildfyre, came in pregnant during a humane case. As a youngster, Bonfyre had an unfortunate accident that broke her olecranon (point of the elbow). She’s was placed in the capable care of the veterinarians at the U of M who fitted her with a plate. Because of the plate, Bonfyre will be unable to participate in high-impact sports like jumping and cross-country, but she could be a great riding horse. As you can see she has grown into a beautiful mare!