The Making of a Strong Partnership!

Thank you so much to Kris for sending this update on her adopted MHARF horse Raindance Ruby (American Saddlebred mare):
“Over a year and half ago I adopted Ruby. So hard to believe it has been that long! Our partnership is a strong one now, working through the rough patches with Anna’s (#Annahillparelliprofessional) guidance.
Ruby is still at her barn while I continue to take lessons from Anna. I get to see all the horses from the rescue that come through her barn (Longstocking Stables) and get adopted out, just like Ruby.”

Rest in Peace, Emma

Thank you so much to Colleen and the rest of Emma’s adoptive family for letting us know that this sweet mare passed away last week. Emma originally came to MHARF from a humane case in 2013 and was adopted in 2014. We are so glad she was able to have 6 great years in a loving home:
“In the spring of 2014 we had the privilege of welcoming Emma to our home to keep our gelding company after losing his buddy of 10 years. For the past 6 years they have lived and protected each other in a most endearing way.

Emma passed away peacefully June 10th at 32 years young. She was loved dearly by us all and will be surely missed. Thank you for the honor of caring for her and the joy she brought our gelding and he brought her.”

Happy “Gotcha Day” to Lulu and Aimee!

Lisa Pietrzak Photography

“A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it.” – author unknown

“Eleven years with my heart horse. Eleven years where, at this point, it’s hard to find a person who knows me that doesn’t also know Lulu.

This little horse has been with me every step of the way through middle school, high school, undergrad, and now grad school. We’ve lived in four states, traveled to many more for shows and events, and have tackled every challenge together. From the USEF/Equus Foundation Hall of Fame, winning Nationals, and competing in front of 10,000 at the Midwest Horse Fair Star Search to visiting nursing homes, campus, and participating in clinics and day camps, Lulu has touched countless lives with her story of sheer determination and love for life. These days, she’s my constant in the current chaos of the world and we’ve been content to just laugh and play at liberty or go on hikes. Even in these quiet moments together, I’m constantly in awe of all that she’s become.

Her life has defined mine as much as I have hers, and I am so thankful that all those years ago she took a chance and decided to trust an eleven-year-old girl.

Happy gotcha day, Lulu.”–Aimee

Happy Birthday, Bob!

“Today (04/17/20) is Unbridled Bob’s 15th birthday 🎂
Thank you once again to Drew and MHARF for my heart horse!”

Happy “Gotcha Day” to Sayonara and her family!

Thank you to Teresa and family for these photos of Sayonara on her one-year “Gotcha Day”!