Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven Charitable Trust

Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven Charitable Trust

Our mission statement is"Changing the world for horses one day at a time" especially horses with laminitis and/or Cushings disease.


Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven was created in April 2012 by husband and myself but as time as gone on it became apparent that there were many many little minis that needed our help and we have recently become a Charitable Trust so we can reach more horses and also try to empower people with knowledge about laminitis and also the special care that wee mini horses need. We also help owners re home and take in abandon , abused and neglected minis and ponys.

The the weekly cost just for basic needs being met like Hoof trimming, Dentist visits, worming, Hay and Chaff is $25-00 to $30 a week per horses depending on its size. Things like the vet, blood tests, worm count tests,Chiropractor treatments, halters, covers, feed bowls etc is not included in this weekly amount per pony. We estimate the cost of running the Haven currently for basic things is approx $59,000-00 a year

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Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven is based in Fernside North Canterbury and is a safe place for miniature horses,ponies and donkeys that mostly are unwanted,abused, neglected, laminitic, cushings or abandon on property's that are rescued and come to The Haven to heal and rehab while we look for amazing forever homes when they are able to be adopted out however many will always live at the Haven due to being chronic laminitic sufferers. We specialize in Laminitis and have healed many many wee minis over the last nearly years and currently have 24 under our care.

It costs us over $60,000 a year to run the Haven and that is just the basics and doesn't cover the costs of vets or chiropractor treatments and the many unexpected cost that arise from having laminitic horses and Cushing Horses.

We would love the help of New Zelanders so that we can continue with our work which also focus's on empowering horse owners with the knowledge of how to care for a horse with Laminitis and Cushings and how to avoid it too.....

We help owners of all sized horses not just minis !!!!!

We also are very heavily involved in the community and especially eldery & youth helping making a difference in their life especially with so many youth suffering from anxiety and or mental health challenges.

We are a place of healing for not only horses but humans alike ....

Come visit our fb page Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven

Please help us raise the $120,000 we need for the next 2 years to keep the wee guys in a safe happy environment and help our youth and elderly in the community

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Latest update

Charlie Brown 🤎  12 May 2022

It's been a tough 6 months trying to work through the highs and lows after possible virus or some form of toxic posioning affecting most of our 23 residents and Charlie Brown was definitely one of the most affected with ending up with all symptoms of loose bowel motions and liquid continually running down his legs called Irratiable Bowel Syndrome in human words.

We tried everything natural and at times got his bowels to settle down a bit but I was sure there was still something amiss.

Recently he took another turn for the worse and I felt it was unfair to keep him living the way he was so asked our vet please can we try antibiotics as nothing to lose.

Well here we are 9 days on and one would never know that for the last 6 months he presented with symptoms of IBS but everything now indicating that in fact he had a low grade infection or bug in his gut.

We have spent thousands over the last 6 months which has been very taxing on our funds and in fact had to use funds put aside that we have earmarked for this seasons hay bill of $10,000 yet to be confirmed due December and likely to be way more with prices of fuel.

We would love some help to replace the money we have used out of hay account...

Please if you can help us we would be so grateful 💕 Jen and Charlie Brown 🤎

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Karen on 14 Jul 2022
Nano e
Sophie on 26 Jun 2022
Thank you for all your help with Penny, you do an incredible job and I would have been lost without you xxx
Karen on 16 Jun 2022
Vets bill
Apolline on 19 May 2022
Jo on 19 May 2022
You’re doing great work🙂

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