“What a glorious day! My Peanut was a rock star today. I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxed chill horse. Today was a “big” deal for us. I have dealt with loss of confidence and doubt for the past couple years. Doubt that I could be the person my mare needed me to be. Over the past 4 months Essie has really blossomed and become a much more confident horse. She has never been healthier or stronger! Today’s wonderful success is a result of the hard work we have been putting! I love this mare so much. I don’t ever think I can thank MHARF enough for doing what you do. Giving a mostly dead little filly a fighting chance allowed me to find my horse.”-Brandy
We love this update! This is Star who came to us in December of 2019 because her owner was ill and could not provide care for her. We were asked by a kindly neighbor who had been feeding Star to take her in. The catch was that she had been a lone horse for almost her entire life and had not been handled in many years. We did not have any space to spare at that time and she was quite far south of us, so we put a call out for experienced people willing to catch, load and haul a horse with no training, and also for a foster home willing to work with her to have intake vet and farrier care done. The response was huge and within days we had hauling set up (thank you, Janette and Craig!), as well as a foster home who would help her safely learn to be around other horses again (thank you Robin and David!), and provide vet and farrier care (thank you to Dr. Kirsten of Sunrise Equine!). In the spring Star was entered into the 2020 Trainer’s Challenge w/ trainer Shaylor Alley where they took home 6th Overall Highpoint. She was then adopted by Robert and Shannon and she now lives the good life with her best buddy Rolo. Shannon and Robert report that they love her and she makes them smile every day. Thank you so much to everyone who made Star’s journey possible!
Thank you to Erin for this update on Georgie (formerly known as Quincy) in his new home:
“He’s doing so well. He lets me catch him every day and is LOVING all the attention he’s getting. We are just easing into working together so spend a lot of time getting scratched and special treats right now. The vet came today and confirmed his weight is on track, and how smart and sweet he is (which his Mom and many Aunties already knew). We have also discovered that he is much calmer with head rubs from little hands.
Thank you all for saving him. He seems to know he’s landed somewhere safe.”
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.”