Stages of Starvation 

Upcoming opportunity for animal welfare professionals on Wednesday, June 28th! DEFHR’s Equine Cruelty Investigation classes provide training on different aspects of equine cruelty investigations, and the next class is going to be extremely informative with guest speaker, Charlotte Robinson, DVM.

Dr. Robinson will instruct a class about the “Stages of Starvation”. This 4 hour course will provide information and hands-on participation about the stages of starvation in equines.  Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and body condition score horses. Dr. Robinson is a veterinarian and excellent instructor for legal training regarding animal welfare investigations. She is an instructor for Code 3 Associates and a dynamic speaker with a lot of experience training animal control officers.

Participation is limited, so we encourage you to sign up today! Both seminars will be held from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Registration is $20.00 and includes lunch. For more information please email outreach@defhr.org or call 301-854-5037.

Copy of LegacyRegistration Open

Register for Summer Legacy Programs at DEFHR!

DEFHR offers 3 different Legacy programs varying by age for volunteers ages 7-17. Our Legacy Programs are a great way to jumpstart your child's volunteer experience while enjoying a full day of learning, fun, and friendship at DEFHR!

Participants will learn about a variety of topics relating to horse care and handling, that are reinforced through hands-on learning activities. We offer a Junior Legacy Program, Youth Legacy Program, and Legacy Varsity.

For more information, please visit our Education Programs page to download a registration form for any Legacy Program.

**Early Bird Special - $10 off before March 15th for one week long session per participant for Junior and Youth Legacy programs.

Sara Clinic

Horse Handling Clinic with DEFHR Head Trainer

REGISTER today for this 4 hour, hands-on clinic with DEFHR's Head Trainer, Sara Strauss. Learn ways to build a bond with your horse through groundwork - bring your own horse or use one of DEFHR's horses!

$75/person, Saturday, May 17th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. To register click here to email info@defhr.org or call 301-854-5037. Limited number of participants, open to the public! Spaces fill fast, register today.  


RES-QUE Logo License Plate

Stop by DEFHR's main office for an application along with payment of $50. It takes 6-8 weeks to receive your new logo license plate. Once you receive your new plate in the mail, all you have to do is drop off or mail your old license plate to the MVA.

If you are interested in applying for ResQue license plates, click here to contact DEFHR's office.

As a partner in The Right Horse Initiative, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, is proud to support a national movement reframing the conversation about equine adoption. The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. To learn more about The Right Horse Initiative, visit therighthorse.org or click here to learn how to help.