Wanted to share my latest picture of Finnegan (formerly Pancho). I adopted him in February and we placed first or second in every dressage class we entered this summer. This picture was taken at the Festival Under the Stars where we performed as part of an 8 horse quadrille. Thank you for all you do!! -Nicole T.
Drew played matchmaker over four years ago when she suggested Styx for my daughter Emily.
Emily was 12 at the time and a brand new rider, and “Sticky” has always taken such great care of her. They have won many fun show events together and he is great on trail rides. He is like a big dog and does a little hop/skip and lopes to us when we call his name.
He has provided Emily with some much needed stress relief during her teenage years. We love our Sticky Pot Pie!
— Colleen and Emily
Just thought you might like to know how Shallah is settling in after his first week! We both came home without incident, and while our “goon squad” raced and bucked around in the pasture, Shallah looked at his new digs and promptly got down to the business of grazing, ignoring the squealing, bucking and farting happening in the pen next door.
He was soon introduced to his new mate, Aslan, and that’s when the skies opened up and rained for something like 40 days and 40 nights. I’m sure Inshallah thought he had been taken someplace where the sun never shines! It took him less than 24 hours to associate my presence with his new feed bucket, and slightly longer to associate me with pimply-grip rubber curry massages.
He received a pony manicure, a few lessons in good manners, and an introduction to ground driving 101. He takes to everything like a pro – he’s a very smart boy – and he will soon be starring in his own video, “Inshallah the Dancing Dressage Arab”. Ha ha!
Seriously, though, he settled in remarkably smoothly and quickly, and is coming to understand that I am not going to ask him to do anything that will send him into a panic attack, but he is also learning that he must behave like a gentleman (no dancing in the barn aisles). He is learning to relax and trust me and I, in turn, am learning to relax and trust him. We’ve gone riding twice now in the arena and it has been very good!
Thank you all for everything!
I cannot believe it has been a year already since we adopted Reba, now Vegas. I wanted to send you some recent pictures to let you know how she is doing.
We just adore her! her personality and charm shine through everyday. As you can see from this second photo, she has a roan buddy we keep with her, and honestly some days they are hard to tell apart!
We received the photo on the right, along with a brief note that Perfect is amazing, and is doing very well.
After seeing the photo, we couldn’t agree more.
Congrats to Perfect on finding her very own BFF!
Hello, just an update on Sonny and some pics!
He is doing great under saddle and has come a long way. There are some bitting issues we are overcoming.
I think someone tweeked his ears when bitting him and were very rough on his mouth.
I am still very grateful to Kris for letting me know he was available!
Hope was adopted after the 2008 Trainer’s Challenge. I’m so lucky to have her! -Alexis V.
Serenity (formerly IRS), an older QH mare, adopted from MHARF Sept 2011, from LF case. My pride and joy for 9 months before she passed away. Don’t let age or condition stop you from adopting, you may be giving a deserving animal something they may have never known before-safety, shelter, good nutrition and care, and most of all, unconditional love. Some outcomes cannot be predicted, but let that never stop us from loving these wonderful creatures. She stole my heart and I miss her immensely. Thank you Drew and MHARF for all you do. -Kathryn P.