The process of adopting a horse from MHWF
is simple, print out the application. Send that in along with a $5.00 processing
fee and photos of your farm. Once it is received we will get in touch with you
via telephone and will answer any questions you might have, whether they be
about our program and policies or a particular horse in our program.
If after that phone call both parties feel like one or more of the horses is a
possible match, we will set up an appointment for you to meet the horses. If the
horse is a match, you may choose to adopt it and take it home after a little
1. You must have an application on file to inquire about adoption horses, no
2. You must call during our posted hours and not on off hours.
3. You must set an appointment via telephone with us before planning on coming
to the MHWF farm. Calling or emailing to let us know you are coming is not
setting an appointment and will not be honored.
4. You must be at least
18 years old to inquire about adoption horses or to file an application.
We try our best to make adoption as easy and fun as we can make it. It is for
that reason that we have set these policies. Everyone at MHWF has a regular
daytime job and we must make good use of our limited time as this is a volunteer
job and the people who take their time off to spend with the horses and
potential adopters do it because they love it and believe in it.
This page is always
current and updated immediately after an adoption takes place.
$500 - Inigo is a 7 year old
Friesian/Morab gelding. He is sound, healthy, current on his shots, wormers and
trims. He stands at 14.3 hands tall and and is very easy going and willing to
please. You can certainly see the Friesian and the Morab in this guy. He is
built strong and stocky and has the Friesian body with the Morab face and big
solid feet. Inigo is broke to ride, but is still a bit green and will need
someone to put a few more hours on him. He was ridden shortly after arriving at
MHWF and did very, very well. He did not question a single cue and paid close
attention to his rider, trying his best to do what was being asked of him. So
far he is a walk/trot only horse, but as his experience and confidence grow, so
will his abilities. He does not have any real wear and tear, he is young,
healthy, strong and pretty laid back. Whoever adopts this guy is going to be
really happy and will be the one that gets all the looks out on the trails.
$400 - CV Tucked In Blues is a
4 year old double registered Polish Arabian gelding. He is sound, healthy,
current on his shots, wormers and trims. He stands at 14.2 hands tall and and is
very sweet and likable, no to mention, very pretty. Lou has had one owner since
he was just a yearling and has had tons of ground work. He does all the things a
horse needs to know, good for the vet and farrier, ties, loads, leads. He is not
broke to ride yet, but that is often a big benefit to an adopter as they can now
train him the way they would like to train him and do not need to correct all
the problems caused by someone else's training. He has no wear and tear, he is
smart, young, healthy, good looking, what else could you need or want?
$500 - Miss Classic Lilly is a
9 year old registered APHA mare. She is sound, healthy, current on her shots,
wormers and trims and is ready to hit the trails. She is well broke and has been
used as a trail horse and has always been a reliable mount. Lilly stands at 14.3
hands tall and has the cutest face you have ever seen. She has always had good
care and is a stout, strong mare. Lilly is a mare that like sot be in charge out
in the pasture. She is confident and smart and will make someone an outstanding
$400 - Bucket of Suds is a 9
year old off the track TB gelding. He stands at 15.3 hands tall. He was retired
from race training after bowing a tendon, so his race career ended there. He was
then trained to be a trail horse and that is what he has been doing ever since.
He has done a lot of riding in the arena and on the trails. He does have an ugly
scar on the front of his canon bone on his right front leg. It does not give him
any trouble and he moves wonderfully, very flashy. Because of his past injuries,
Suds will never be a race horse and cannot be used for speed or jumping events,
but he will make someone a wonderful trail horse. He is quiet and well-mannered
and is really cute too. Lots of training, still reasonably young, nice looking
and sane, Suds will be a great partner for whoever adopts him.
$400 - Jax is an 8 year old
registered APHA gelding. He is a big boy and stands
at 16.2 hands tall. He is sound, very well-cared for and is current on all his
shots, wormers and trims. Jax was donated by a close friend of ours and he has
been in that same home since he was a yearling. He is well broke, has been on
trail rides, has done some clinics and lessons and has even been sent for
refresher training a couple of times. He leads, loads like a pro, is great for
the vet and farrier and Jax has very good ground manners. He seems to get along
very well with all his pasture mates, loves attention and is pretty laid back
and easy going. Jax is here with us because he has bucked his previous owner off
a few times. It has been a struggle to try to figure out why, but we can say
that each time her has done it, it has been when he was ridden off alone. He has
never done it out on the trails or when there have been other horses. He has had
extensive vet work done to make sure it is not a physical thing and there has
been no physical reason found. He has always been very sound and healthy and
still is. So any suggestions on why he has bucked her off are purely speculation
and hoping to find an answer. We will put a few rides on Jax while he is here,
riding him alone each time to see what he does. Maybe just a new place, new
surroundings and someone he does not know riding him will make the difference or
give us the answers we want to know. We will update his listing as we get time
to ride him and get to know him.
$600 - Mikasa is a 9 year old RPSI (Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar International) registered Warmblood mare. She stands
at 16.2 hands tall. Mikasa is a first level dressage horse and has some second
level movements as well. She has even been on a few trail rides. Mikasa is
current on all her shots, de-wormings and trims and is in excellent shape.
Mikasa sold in 2013 for much, much, much more than our adoption fee and has
gotten a lot of continued training and excellent care since then. We feel her
adoption fee is very low considering the caliber of horse she is and the
training she has. Some of you might remember Sympatica, who was donated early in
2013. Mikasa came from the same home, someone we have gotten to know and trust.
Mikasa was only donated because her owner has some health issues and wanted to
ensure Mikasa's future.
Mikasa is currently being kept
in the Green Bay area with Priscilla, who has taken the time, money and energy
to work with Mikasa for the past year or so and has gotten to know her best.
Below is what Priscilla had to say about her.
Mikasa is a very smart horse, yet not very
confident. She requires an intermediate rider who can give her direction. She
would be best suited to Hunter Under Saddle, low level dressage, trails, or
any disciplines not requiring a lot of collection or jumping. She cannot be
I worked with her on her
confidence over this last year and she has come leaps and bounds. She is able
to go down the trail alone or with other horses and spooks are very mild. It
was determined late last year through x-rays that her hocks were fusing (about
50%) and she had both hocks injected earlier this year to make her more
comfortable through this process. Due to this diagnosis, she has only been in
light work and should continue with light work only, no small circles or
walk/canter/walk transitions and no collected canter for the remainder of this
year. X-rays can be rechecked at that time to see if they have finished
fusing. Her gaits improved greatly after the injections, but there was still
something not right. We x-rayed the area of the laceration scar on her left
hind cannon area and found the bone to be thickened there, secondary to that
old injury. This is restricting her tendons and ligaments from moving normally
over this area and causes her pain and discomfort during collection,
lateral movements to the left and landing from jumping. It does seem to
improve mildly with the application of Surpass, but not enough to jump. X-rays
will go with her adopter.
Mikasa is a horse that does best on 24 hour
turnout and regular work. After being off work for 2-3 weeks, she does best
being lunged prior to getting on to ride. Her attention span is short after
time off, but gets better after regular work. She needs a confident rider that
can keep her attention and give her the confidence she needs in new
situations. She is not a horse that does well going around the outside of the
ring multiple times without doing something to keep her busy, as she gets
bored easily. Mikasa is a horse that you will never get bored with. She is a
quick learner. She has never done anything dangerous or stupid while I was on
her and her. In fact. she had gone down the trail by herself many times and
encountered deer, turkeys, rabbits, etc and did fine. She is not a seasoned
trail horse by any means, but can walk, trot and canter controllably and
safely if ridden regularly.
She is a beautiful mover and her striking goods
looks will definitely grab attention in any show ring. She has very smooth,
consistent gaits and easily over reaches at the walk and trot. With some more
work she would also make a very fun trail horse, as she loves to move out on
$400 - Popcorn is a 17 year old pony mare.
She stands at 43 inches tall has been
well-cared for and is well broke. She is current on all of her shots, wormers
and trims. Not only has Popcorn been ridden by kids, but she also drives, has
been on lots of trail rides and has done parades as well. This is one of those
rare ponies that always behaves and is a very safe, reliable trail horse. She is
the kind of pony that you can let the kids climb all over her, under her, take
her out alone and do whatever the kids need to do with no worries. This is
really a special little girl and is going to make some other little girl or boy
their perfect dream horse. If you have thought about getting the kids a pony,
this is the pony you want. We cannot say enough good things about her. She was
donated because her kid, Erin, has moved up to a full sized horse now.
Popcorn must be kept on a dry lot at all times, no
grain. She has foundered a couple of times in the past from getting overweight,
so this is key to keeping her sound and kid ready. Each time is was caught right
away and we properly treated, so it is no longer a major concern as long as she
Rogan, or Levi as he is known as, is a 13 year old registered Norweigian Fjord
Levi is sound, healthy and well broke, having been a trail riding horse for some
time now. He is laid back, very polite, respectful and of course, stunning to
look at. He stands at 14.2 hands tall and has always had excellent care. Levi
was donated to MHWF because he recently bucked his donor off and she has had
some pretty serious horse accidents over the years, so her confidence and trust
in Levi was a bit shaken. Knowing this, we wanted to be able to have a little
time to spend with him and test ride him a couple of times to get a feel for
anything we might need to share about him. So far, all we have seen is that if
he gets bored or wants to get your attention, he will occasionally nip, but that
is an easy enough fix and not a real concern in our eyes.
Many of you have
probably already noticed that Jurita L. has been making the trip over quite a
bit lately, helping us test ride some of the new arrivals and putting some rides
on some of the horses here that need to be ridden from time to time to keep them
fresh. Jurita was here doing just that the day Levi came in and boy did that
time pay off for her! While Jurita was not specifically looking for a horse, she
did fall in love with Levi and will be adopting him. We were not sure how to
share and list Levi, knowing that there would be more than a few people unhappy
with the fact that he was listed and adopted at the same time. The honest and
open way was the only choice for us when it came to listing Levi for adoption.
In the end, we know that Levi is getting a great home with someone who was
willing to help us out and make the trip over to work and test ride some of the
horses for MHWF, so although we know this might not be seen as "fair", we feel
good about the home Levi is getting and that not only it is a good match, but it
is with an adopter who has been there for us and the horses time and time again.
Yet Available - Under Evaluation and Treatment
Flirtini, or Glory as she is
knwn as, is an 8 year old registered Appaloosa mare. She stands at 14.3 hands
tall and is is well broke, having been described to us as kid broke and a horse
that just about anyone can ride. She is very sweet, easy going and is an
exceptional trail horse, having been ridden for miles and miles on the trails.
Sadly, Glory was diagnosed with the very beginning stages of Navicular in her
front left foot, confirmed by x-rays and ultrasound. Her donor adores her, but
did not feel as though she was dealing with her lameness very well and asked us
to help. It will take us a little time to fully evaluate her and we want to make
sure she is ready to go before we make her available. In the meantime, keep an
eye on Glories listing here on our website and especially on her thread on the
discussion forum. With a little luck and some work, we hope to make her
available sooner rather than later.
The Masterful Miss, or Emmy as she is known as, is a 20 year old appendix mare.
Emmy stands at 16 hands tall. She is sound, healthy, in great shape, as sweet as
they come and very well broke. She was shown on the AQHA circuit when she was
very young and has her ROM in hunter under saddle and hunter hack. She was also
shown at the QH World Show as a three or four year old. Emmy was purchased last
year in the Rita Crundwell dispersal sale. Many of you will remember the very
well known case of the woman who was caught embezzling 80 million dollars. Emmy
was one of her horses. She spent 12 years at Rita's farm being a brood mare. Her
bloodlines are as good as they get, as with all the horses at that sale. Once
purchased, she started being ridden again and her training is very apparent the
minute you see her under saddle. What a fantastic, well trained and flashy mare.
Do not let her age fool you either. She is in the shape of a horse half her age.
If you want to get a world class horse, here she is.
Hollywood Super Babe, also known as Holly, is a 14 year old registered AQHA
mare. She is sound, healthy, current on everything and has always had very good
care. Most of you already know Holly. She was donated by a friend of MHWF in
2014 and there is quite a bit of info on her thread on the forum. Hollywood
Super Babe is back at MHWF because she was just a little too much horse for mom.
We have ridden her since she came back to MHWF and she did very well for us. She
is not a horse for a green or timid rider, but she is a good horse with very
little wear and tear and is ready for whatever you ask of her.
$400 - Hurricane's Izabelle, Izzy, is a 12 year old PMU Draft
cross mare. She stands at 16 hands tall and is sound, healthy and well broke.
Izzy has been a part of MHWF for a long time and has been in the same adoptive
home for the past 5 years. When her adopter ran into financial issues, it was
time to bring Izzy back to find her new home. Izzy is not only big and
beautiful, she is also super sweet and laid back. Leads, loads, ties, great for
the vet and farrier, rides in the arena, out on the trails and even bareback,
what else could you possible ask for.....Izzy is going to be someone's dream
horse for sure.
Izzy was adopted a few weeks back, but is now back with MHWF. For
whatever reason, Izzy was not happy at her new place. Her adopters liked her
very much and worked with her quite a bit, riding and ground work, so she is now
in a little better shape. We are happy to report that she stayed sound through
her workouts as well, so no lameness issues to worry about either.
$400 - Corey is a 15 year old
Arab mare. She stands at 14.2 hands tall and is sound and healthy. She is broke
to ride, but is still a bit green, but super sweet and very laid back and
We finally have gotten to know
Corey enough to describe her accurately and with some knowledge of what she
knows. She is an ultra-sweet mare, super quiet, maybe even a little bit shy. She
does not have a mean bone in her body and we cannot imagine and situation where
she does anything wrong, just very polite, quiet and laid back. Under saddle
Corey is also very calm, cool and willing. She might not be the most refined
ride in the world, but she is possibly the most cooperative and willing. There
is no buck, bolt, rear, kick or anything about this girl to work on. Hop on and
ride her. The more she gets ridden, the better she does and always stays very
laid back when being worked with and ridden.
$500 - Two Socks is a 4 year
old Rocky Mountain Horse gelding. He stands at 14.1 hands tall and is sound,
healthy and very well-behaved, plus really nice looking. He came to us through
the court system and was part of a very well-known court case in the Fox Valley
area. Many people will probably remember Two Socks and even recognize him. He is
now officially part of MHWF and we can begin to look for his new permanent home.
Two Socks was a stallion up until May 6, 2015. He is now a gelding, but will
need to be quarantined for another month or so to make sure we do not end up
with any unwanted pregnancies and to give him time to shed some of his more
manly desires...hehehe. He is now in good weight, has his feet trimmed, has been
on a normal de-worming program and will be fully vaccinated in the next couple
of days. So far we have found him to be very sweet, likable, respectful of his
handler and of course, beautiful to look at. His adopter will need to be someone
who can take him the rest of the way in his training and break him to saddle.
Right now he leads, loads, ties and seems to have his ground manners in place.
Someone with the right experience and willingness to put a little training into
him will end up with a stellar horse for sure.
Two Socks is doing very well
and he is looking and feeling good. The reason for this update is to say how
impressed we are with this guy. He is sweet, loves attention and is about as
easy going as they get. Since arriving here, he had not once done a single thing
wrong. We can lead him anywhere by simply holding onto his halter. You can walk
under, over and around him with no worries. He has never nipped, bitten, kicked
out, pulled away or done anything other than show what a wonderful horse he is
going to be for the right person. In about two more weeks it will be safe to
turn him out with the other horses. We do not expect any trouble with him at all
and are really happy he ended up here. We like him very much.
Penny is a 13 year old
registered APHA mare. She is sound, healthy and stands at 14.1 hands tall. Penny
is current with all her shots, wormers and trims. She is broke to ride as well.
Most of her riding has been in the outdoor arena, but she has been on a few
short trail rides too. Penny is put together very well and is a very athletic
and nice looking horse that has had good care all her life. Penny is not a horse
for green riders, but has been ridden by adults and teens and does great. She in
one of those horses that knows what kind of rider is on her back and if they are
green or unsure of themselves, she will test them a bit. She does not buck,
bolt, kick or bite though, just not a horse for beginners. No bad habits, no
special needs, Penny is a very nice horse and will make someone a wonderful
Penny came to MHWF with a
slight limp in one of her front legs and was doing a strange thing with her back
leg on the same side, stomping it on the ground. We were not sure what to make
of either, but it is still going on and Penny has not been sound since she got
here. At this point we cannot make her available until we get to the bottom of
not only the stomping of her back leg, but even more so, the lameness on her
front leg. We will post more info as we get the answers.
$400 - Breezy is an 8 year old AQHA mare. She stands at 15.1 hands tall and is sound and healthy. Breezy leads,
loads, ties and is great for the vet and farrier. She is also broke to ride and
has been ridden here at MHWF for most of 2014. She has always ridden very well
for us. She is still a bit green, but is low key most times and is a fun horse
to ride. Most of you already know Breezy, as she has been part of MHWF for a
while now. She is now back at MHWF. She was not working out in her new adoptive
home and for whatever reason she was showing aggression toward the folks in her
last home. We have never seen any of this behavior from Breezy before, but as
you already hopefully know, a new place, a new position in the herd, new
surroundings, sometimes means a different horse. It happens. Regardless, Breezy
is back and looking for her new home. She is and has always been one of the
favorites of the MHWF volunteers because of her sweet personality and
willingness to please.
Shamika is an 11 year old
Paint/Draft cross mare. She stands at about 15.2 hands tall and is in good
weight. She has never been trimmed, de-wormed, vaccinated or taught anything.
She is at least catchable, scared, but catchable. Her biggest issue is her feet.
Two weeks ago when we first found out about these two horses, Shamika's feet
were well over a foot long, curling up and she could not really walk on them.
Since then she was run into a barn where some of her long hooves broke off. They
are still a good 10 inches or more long and she can barely walk. Her feet and
the fact that she has not been handled are going to be the big issues in her
long term recovery.
Shamika recently had her 4th
trim since coming to MHWF. Her feet are looking more and more normal with each
trim. We still have a ways to go on her willingness to pick up and trim her back
feet, but she is very good with her fronts. We are happy to share that today,
for the very first time, we got to see Shamika run. She went way out back in the
pasture to reunite with her old buddy Diamond and ran all the way back, several
hundreds yards, at full speed! Needless to say, we are delighted with her
progress and wish we would have caught it on video. It was quite a site to see
and is certainly the first time she has been able to run in many years. She will
be ready for her new home before we know it.
$400- Apache has a long history with MHWF. For you
"old timers" out there, you will have to go way back to 2001 to remember Apache.
He was one of the first horses in MHWF. Back then he was a rescue who had been
abused, saddled up and tied to a tree for two weeks to "break his spirit".
Through all this, Apache was still an amazing horse, sweet, quiet, polite and
simply wanted to please. After some work, he was adopted and was taken through
the rest of his journey, learning to ride and trust people. He has been in the
same adoptive home all these years. His adopter does not ride much anymore and
Apache was not getting the time and attention he deserved, so he is here again
after 13 years. It is good to see an old friend again. He really left an
impression on us and it seems like only a few months that he was gone. Seeing
him again was a great reminder of why MHWF is here and still trying to move
Apache is now 17 years old. He looks exactly like he
did when he was only 4 years old and came to MHWF. He still has those giant
Mustang feet and soft, concerned eyes. He is current on all his shots, wormers
and trims and is ready to go for the season. He is broke to ride and is always
very in tune to his rider/handler. He is very sensitive and needs an adopter
with a gentle hand and spirit. Once Apache trusts you, he will go the ends of
the earth for you.
Apache is a Mustang/QH cross gelding, about 14.3
hands tall, very sound, healthy and strikingly good looking with beautiful
movement. He is a striking liver chestnut with some chrome! He is not a horse
for a beginner rider, but is a sweet, safe ride if he trusts you. This guy will
make some soft spoken adopter the partner most of us can only dream of, that
once in a lifetime horse.
Apache is quite possibly the sweetest horse we have
ever met. He absolutely adores people, likes to talk to you, is young at heart,
playful and is always in a good mood. If you have not called about Apache, you
are missing out on one of those once in a lifetime horses, he truly is and we
really, really like him. And, he is a total blast to ride, very well trained and
$400 - Dakota is a
9 year old Appendix QH gelding. He is 14.3 hands tall, sound, healthy, current
on all his shots, wormers and trims and is also started under saddle. Many of
our readers know Dakota's story well, since we have known him for about 3 years
now. We encourage new readers to follow the link below for the full history on
Dakota, what he has been doing and what he has learned since first coming to
MHWF several years ago as a wild, untrained horse. Dakota has come a long way
and just needs someone to take him that last step.
Dakota was sent out for two months of training and
some practical experience, thank you Alyssa! He was already broke to ride, but
needed a little more experience and time under saddle. He has now had that time
and has been out and about on the trails. He has turned into a wonderful trail
horse and will make someone a fantastic partner. Dakota will need an adopter who
is at least an advanced beginner, who has some patience and understanding and is
stern but not aggressive.
$400- Zany is a 13 year
old Paint mare that was part of a recent rescue by MHWF, with the help of some
very dedicated people. She was headed for slaughter until we were contacted
about her. She is about 13 years old, sound and healthy and broke to ride, from
what we are told. She stands at 15 hands tall. We do not know much about Zany or
what she knows. We do know she is friendly, comes right to you, is halter broke,
leads, loads and ties. We will update with more information as we get to know
her better. In the meantime, we will
need all the help we can get, whether it be time or donations.
Over the past few days we feel like we have gotten
to know Zany much better. She is very friendly, comes to you willingly, easy to
catch, leads, loads, ties and is good with her feet being handled. She is also
broke to ride and is very well-behaved under saddle. So far the only flaw we can
see with her is that her back right pastern has a little swelling in it. It
appears to be an old injury and does not give her any pain that we can see. She
also has full range of motion in that joint, so although she will never be a
barrel horse, she will some someone a wonderful trail horse. She loved the
attention of being groomed and tacked up and did not question any of her cues.
Zany has turned out to be a very nice horse and will make someone a wonderful
partner out on the trails.
Sadly, Zany's adoption had to be cancelled. It seems
she refuses to leave here. After two separate days of trying to get her on two
different trailers, she still refuses to go to her new home. We had no real
choice other than to nix the adoption and give her some time and training on
trailer loading. She is back up for adoption, but before we can truly offer her
up to her new home, we are going to need to work with her over the next few
weeks getting her comfortable with loading and unloading. Stay tuned!
Hope is an
8 year old QH mare that we have watched grow up into a beautiful horse over the
years. We first met Hope at a local horse auction where nobody would bid on her
because she was born with a birth defect, a crooked spine. She was a tiny little
yearling, scared but cute as can be. Hope is now a full grown mare, about 14.1
hands, very sweet and with the cutest face you ever saw. Because of her birth
defect, we have always considered Hope a pasture buddy only, but she is a great
friend to her pasture mates and has no special needs. She was named Hope in
memory of the mare that was the inspiration for this program, Just Hope NZ. Hope
has a special place in our hearts and hopefully someone out there will feel the
same way about her as we do and offer her a good home to live out her years with
her horse pals.
an 8 year old mare, breed unknown. By now, most of you are already very familiar
with Gracie's story and the journey she has been through. If not, we strongly
urge you to follow the link below to her forum thread, where you can read all
about her from way back to when we first met and rescued her. Gracie is now 8
years old, sound, healthy and in excellent condition health. She stands at 14.3
hands tall and is current on her trims, wormers and vaccinations. Gracie is not
broke to saddle, for those of you that are not familiar with her, and she will
be a long term project for someone with the time and patience. That person will
be a hero to our website followers, as many people have been following her story
for a long, long time. She has trust issues and can be very fearful at times.
She really needs to get to know and trust her handler, then she can begin her
training under saddle. If you are looking for a long term project and enjoy the
groundwork part of working with horses, don't be afraid to ask about Gracie. She
is a very special girl who came from a terrible background. All she needs now is
someone to take her the rest of the way.
For the time being Gracie will not be available for
adoption because someone special has offered to take her in and train her to
make he more adoptable and give her the best shot possible at a good, long and
useful life. Once Gracie's training is complete, we will once again make her
available for adoption, but we are not going to hurry her training, so we expect
her to be gone for quite some time.
This mare came to us
today (5-25-2013) from the Clark County authorities. We do not yet know her
name, but will find out soon and will share that when we find out. She is a 20
year old AQHA registered mare and as you can see, she is in very bad shape.
Besides the obvious, she has a back leg that clearly was cut very deeply by
something and was left untreated. It is currently infected and her leg is badly
swollen from her hoof 1/2 way up her leg. She also cannot put any weight at all
on her front right hoof. We have her in a paddock where she can see the other
horses, but cannot be harmed by them and where she can eat and drink at her
leisure. We have her started on antibiotics and bute. We will worm and vaccinate
her in a few days, once we feel she is a little more stable. We can only guess
at this point as to what is going on in her rear le and her front hoof, but we
will get the vets out here ASAP and hopefully get some x-rays and some answers
quickly. Until then we do not have a whole lot more to share on this poor girl
other than to say she is happy to be here with other horses and plenty of food
and she is already nickering at us when we come out to her paddock. She is very
sweet and loves attention, even in her condition she still seems to have a good
attitude and still likes people...amazing. We will do our best to get her back
to health as best and as quickly as we can and will share her progress along the
We have to say that in the 13 years
this program has existed, this mare is in as bad of shape as we have ever seen,
and we have seen a lot over the years. We have little worries about getting her
weight back up, but have a lot of concerns on her injuries and lameness. This
mare is certainly going to be a challenge to bring back to health and it is
going to take some time. Her recovery will not be a short one regardless of what
we run into when getting her evaluated.
If you would like to make a small
donation toward the care of this poor gal, we can certainly use the help. With
shots, wormers, trims, x-rays bute, antibiotics, Coggins and dental work, there
is sure to be some huge vet bills coming soon.
Cherokee has been here with
us for a long time now, she has led a very rough life, likes it here and
is doing well. Because of all of these things, we feel Cherokee has earned her
right to stay right here with her buddies. So, Cherokee is now a permanent
resident here at MHWF and will remain so until her last days.
Sheba is a 27 year old Arabian mare. We first heard
of her this morning (4/15/2013) and spoke with her owner immediately after
hearing about her situation. Sheba was owned by an elderly lady, who ran out of
work, money and now hay. When she called she was down to 2 small squares of hay
left and no money to get more. It was decided that this was not a situation that
could wait. Luckily, a great supporter of MHWF lives in the area and was able to
pick her up and bring Sheba to us this afternoon. Thank you Anna F!
As you can see Sheba is in really rough shape. Her
body score is a 1 and there is absolutely no fat over her ribs, her back is
sunken in, hips sticking out and all that comes with this kind of thing. She
seems pretty sweet, but is going to need absolutely everything, hoof trimming,
teeth floated, wormers, vaccinations, a ton of hay and grain, and a lot of
training. We are told that she was used as a brood mare and that she probably
has little or no training. So, we have our work cut out for us, but we will get
going on getting her healthy and fat right away and will post updates and
pictures of her progress all along the way. This will probably not be a short
rehab and it is our guess she will be here with us for quite a while.
Sheba has been here with us for a long time now. She
is 28 years old now and has led a really tough life. She likes it here and is
doing well, plus she has cancer. Because of all of these things, we feel Sheba
has earned her right to stay right here with her buddies. So, Sheba is now a
permanent resident here at MHWF and will remain so until her last days.
Danny is a 7 year old registered Friesian sporthorse gelding. His sire is a Friesian and his dam a Morgan, which makes him a Moresian.
Danny stands at 16 hands tall, solid black with the typical big Friesian head.
Sadly, Danny was born with very low pasterns which will prevent him from ever
being a riding or working horse. He is a pasture buddy only. He is still big and
beautiful. He loves to play and is very much a happy kid at heart. Danny will
make a very entertaining and beautiful pasture ornament for someone with a
little extra pasture space. Danny is current on all his shots and wormers.
We are no longer making Danny available for
adoption. Because of his poor conformation which is certain to shorten the time
we can keep him comfortable and pain free, we have decided that Danny will live
out his remaining time here at MHWF.