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Hey everyone, meet Sahanna and please give her a very warm MHWF welcome. Sahanna is an approximately 14-year-old Paint mare who made her way to MHWF today, 5/30/2020, in need of a place to go after losing her pasture mate and her family needing someone to help. We are so thankful that they reached out for help, and because of your support we can help horses like Sahanna. Sahanna is very sore and looks to be severely foundered - we will need to get veterinary and farrier evaluation done right away. She will need all of her vaccinations and dental as well. We understand that things are tough for everyone everywhere, and we want you to rest assured that even though we are all going through these times together, we are still going above and beyond to make sure the equines here that you love and support do not go without a thing during this period.
If you would like to make a donation towards Sahanna’s initial veterinary costs and ongoing care, there are multiple ways you can do that. Every single penny makes a difference in being able to help horses like Sahanna, and no donation is ever too small.
You can give in a variety of ways.
You can send a donation via PayPal or credit card at this link:
You can mail a donation:
Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc.
10990 State Highway 73
Pittsville, WI 54466
Or you can come to our website and click on any of the “Donate” buttons: http://www.equineadoption.com

We thank you for your ongoing love and support through these tough times, and always.  𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗔!
MHWF is a 501c3 nonprofit animal charity

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Such a nice looking horse. Too bad about her feet [frown]
Heike B.
Gorgeous!  Glad she is on the road to recovery!
To my inexperienced eye, she looks to be very nicely built.  I hope her foot troubles can be helped.
Quite the eye catcher. She is beautiful and looks like she has Morgan in her. She is in great hands and lucky to have made her way to your place. 
She is certainly landed in the right place for help 💕
Pretty girl!  Hope she recovers without too many issues.
MHWF, Inc.

Sahanna - 14 yrs.

Not Available : Under Evaluation

Sahanna is a 14 year old grade paint mare. She came to MHWF on 5/30/2020. Sahanna is a local rescue and is severely foundered on all 4 feet. She will need to be vaccinated, her teeth floated, de-wormed, her feet trimmed and radio-graphs need to be done of her feet. What we can say about her is that she stands at about 15 hands tall, is severely overweight and is about as sweet as they come. Once x-rays are done we can get a better idea of what kind of recovery she will have. Stay tuned for updates.

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Jenni O.
Definitely looks like there is Morgan in there. She ended up at the right place, that's for sure.
Jenni, that look may be due to fat that kind of "re-shaped" her...  she is morbidly obese.
SHe has such a beautiful expressive face....wow
"Morbidly obese? And I thought she looked just pleasantly curvy--sort of like me.
Jenni O.
Poor girl. I do see in the second to last pic that she has quite the booty on her. She doesn't look horribly obese in the other pics...definitely not in need of groceries either.
Heike B
Hahahaha Medusa, right?   It really is the second to last pic that gives her away.  She is stunning.
MHWF, Inc.

Update: 6-21-2020

Sahanna has now been trimmed and has had radiographs done on all 4 feet. She is moving much better and get around pretty well. This is a horse that was foundered on all 4 feet though and it will take us some time to get some weight off of her and see what she will be able and won't be able to do.

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she may be fat but sure is beautiful 😍
She is gorgeous! Definitely would like to follow her progress!!
I had the privilege of meeting Sahanna in person and her personality is SO sweet and her face is just to die for gorgeous.  She really is a stunning girl with a cuddly people oriented personality.  
MHWF, Inc.

Update: 7-12-2020

Sahanna is moving very well and got her first test ride yesterday. We do not have a ton of info on her training or background and knew that it had been at least 9 or 10 years since she had been ridden, if ever. Yesterday she was ridden with a bit-less bridle and bareback pad. She could not have cared less that someone was on her back and other than some very minor protests, she did really well. You can climb all over her, frontward, backwards, drunk or upside down, she does not care in the least. She moved very well with little or no signs of pain from her feet. She is at the very least, very rusty, but never offered to do anything stupid. Keeping her moving forward was the only real issue. She is obviously on the lazy side, but we will take that over naughty any day. With a few rides to polish her up a bit, we think she is going to make someone a fantastic trail horse. She is ultra-sweet, very quiet and respectful and pretty. Whoever does adopt her should be someone who is attentive and knowledgeable enough to know how to care for a horse who has had long term neglect as far as her feet and diet. With proper and minimal special care, we have little doubt she will be a sound, healthy trail horse for many years to come.  

Thank you do Deb and Chloe for the great day and all of your help!  

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Jenni O.
She is so cute! Also...are you saying Chloe was drunk? I'm not judging!
She is beautiful 😉 Following! 

Sahanna got trimmed again yesterday, and she is sound and doing wonderful!  She has lost a tremendous amount of weight since arrival (which she needed) and looks fantastic as well.  

Sahanna did get adopted and we wanted her to see our farrier one last time before she leaves.  She will be leaving this Wednesday if all goes as planned (7/29/2020).  

Diet is the most important thing in horses like Sahanna who were so over-fed to the point of causing morbid obesity and founder/laminitis.  She cannot be fed grain or be on real rich pasture and cannot be allowed to gain weight back, and no feeding of a bunch of treats.  Also important for her is not to be stalled and have a lot of good natural movement.  No alfalfa, clover or very rich hay, just regular good grassy hay.  

Our farrier has very specific trimming instructions that will go with her as well.  There was no need to put shoes on her, and the trimming schedule and specific trims will need to be followed.  Sahanna will need to be a 6 week trim cycle and consists of trimming heels back and then cut toe back, and leave sole.  

Here's a pic of Sahanna with our wonderful farrier, Mike, getting her pedicure yesterday.  
Hopefully we'll have an adoption day picture to share tomorrow!

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Barb S
She looks great! Congratulations to Shanna and her adopters!
That's wonderful!

Today was the day, official adoption day for Sahanna!  She left for her new home with Staci and her daughter Morgan.  They had been searching for a horse for some time and just couldn't find the one that really sparked with them, until they saw Sahanna.  They both fell in love with her, and the rest is history.  Staci had horses years ago, but this will be a new venture for the mother-daughter team.  They board at a wonderful facility that has on-sight training and lessons too!  With Sahanna having sat around in a pasture for some years with no real handling for some time, she surely needs a brush up on her training and we're sure that rust will get knocked off in no time.  

We're so excited for Sahanna as well as Staci and Morgan!  These three are going to have so much fun together.  

It is always an amazing thing and such a great feeling when a horse finds a great home, and it's surely extra special with Sahanna since upon her arrival we weren't even sure if she was going to be able to be rehabbed.  So lucky we got her in time.  

Thank you so much to Staci and Morgan for choosing adoption, and a big congratulations!  

Here are some cute adoption day pictures.  

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