We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of Vegas (adopted from MHARF in 2010). We want to thank Andrea and her family for these beautiful photos of their beloved mare who was truly part of the family. We know she will be greatly missed by all of them, and we are so grateful that they cared for her until the end.
(Vegas was known as “Reba” when she competed in our 2010 Trainer’s Challenge with trainer Jamie Johnson).
This happy ending was a long time in the making! This is Dollar who originally came to MHARF during a 2017 humane case. He’d had poor farrier care and was plagued with very thin soles and recurring hoof abscesses. Holly took him in as a foster horse in 2018 and worked diligently with her veterinarian and farrier to get him back to soundness. In 2020, she was so attached to him she decided to adopt him even though he was still having hoof issues. By 2021, he was much better and back into light riding. Now, as of summer of 2022, Holly reports Dollar is completely sound and back to work:
Thank you to Holly and everyone else who helped get this beautiful gelding back on track to being a healthy and happy riding partner!
Thank you to AMF Équitation, LLC for this update on Galileo, who was adopted from MHARF in 2019:
“Just a quick note to send you some photos of Galileo at our most recent dressage schooling show last weekend.
He and his little friend, 6 yo Adaline, came 2nd in their – highly contested – walk/trot leadline class. As usual, he took great care of his rider and didn’t put a hoof wrong! Such a sweet boy.”
Congratulations to Bella and her adopted MHARF horses, Ketch and C.J. (Cactus Jack) on a successful county fair season! We received this great update from Bella, including photos of the story boards she put on the stall fronts. What a wonderful way to represent rescue horses!
Overall, I’m very happy with the results. There is LOTS of room for improvement, but I am so grateful to you guys for giving me the opportunity to work with these incredibly talented and amazing horses. Look out Dakota County Fair: we’ll be back next year!!!