Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc.
The 1st Annual Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge is less than two months away! The challenge will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at 10am at Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson, WI. All of the horses are available for adoption after the event. Get your application in today! For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.
The Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation is a wonderful non profit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for any horse in need. Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about what they do.
They have provided the following horses for the 1st Annual Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge. Read about each horse and their background below.
BabyCakes is an 11 yr old QH/Morgan/Appaloosa type mare. Here is her story:
“BabyCakes came to MHWF back in June of 2008, part of a herd of 27 horses who were starving and unhandled. She was between 1-2 years old at the time and was the size of about 6 month old filly, emaciated, extremely weak and untouched by humans. BabyCakes was able to be nursed to health and quickly learned that humans were her friend. While she came to full health and emotional wellness as well as grew nicely, she never got very big, standing at just 13.3 hands tall fully grown. Once BabyCakes was fully rehabilitated physically and emotionally, she was adopted by a wonderful family at the very beginning of 2010. She had a wonderful and loving home, but some changes in their lives brought BabyCakes back to MHWF in the spring of 2017. While BabyCakes had a great home, continued with some ground work and was introduced to saddle training, her training never went past that point. BabyCakes holds a special place in the hearts of the volunteers of MHWF as well as many followers and supporters, and we all are grateful for this opportunity for BabyCakes to get the consistent training to become a wonderful trail partner for some lucky person.”
See training updates for BabyCakes on her Facebook page – Baby Cakes MRHTC 2018!
Inigo is a 9 year old Friesian/Morab gelding. Here is his story:
“Inigo had a rough start in his life, and he found himself with an owner who was not matched very well to Inigo. Inigo had some training in his past but very green. Inigo was adopted out for a period of over a year, but he was not a good match for that person either. The 90 days of training with a good trainer is going to make all the difference in the world for Inigo and open up his possibilities for a long lasting partnership and the right home for him.
Here is a link to video of Inigo on March 10, 2018, showing his in-hand disposition, and at walk-trot-canter in both directions on lunge line:
See training updates for Inigo on his Facebook page – Inigo’s Journey MRHTC 2018!
Never is a 13 yr old Arabian mare. Here is her story:
“Never is a horse who had 30 days of training back in 2009 and was handled for a while after that, but then his owner did not seem to have time for him. He has been out to pasture since that time with little handling and no riding at all. Never is part of a herd of 13 horses that included 4 stallions (who are recently gelded) that the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation took responsibility for and ownership of when the owner could no longer care for them. Never has tons of potential and we are all thrilled that he has been accepted into the Trainers Challenge and being given such a great second chance in life.”
See training updates for Never on the Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge Facebook page!
Willow is a 14 yr old QH type mare. Here is her story:
“Willow is part of a herd of 13 horses that included 4 stallions (who are recently gelded) that the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation took responsibility for and ownership of when the owner could no longer care for them. Willow was never trained to ride and has just been out to pasture over the years. Willow has tons of potential and we are all thrilled that she has been accepted into the Trainers Challenge and being given such a great second chance in life.”
See training updates for Willow on the Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge Facebook page!
Woodrow is an 8 yr old QH/TWH gelding. Here is his story:
“Woodrow is sound and healthy and very sweet, but has been sitting for the past few years and needs to be started over in his training. He was ridden for a few short summers in Idaho as a line horse for a hunting excursion company, and his training consisted of someone getting on and riding, nothing more, so he needs a good foundation and ground work.”
See training updates for Woodrow on his Facebook page – Woodrow of MHWF and Douglas Rank of Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge!
Stay tuned for more information about the horses from Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab, Inc and Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary.