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100 is just the beginning. 

On this year’s Help a Horse Day, DEFHR wants to showcase 100 of the most eligible horses from Days End and other recuses throughout Maryland that are ready for adoption. With our partnership with the Right Horse Initiative we want to make the adoptable horse the new norm for people’s choice when looking for their next horse. Each year thousands of horses find themselves in need of a new owner or career and are in transition, many horses in transition are at risk of inhumane treatment. We realize for most horse owners it’s all about finding the perfect match and finding the ‘right’ horse... to fit their needs. There are hundreds of exceptional horses in Maryland waiting for their ‘right’ person to take them home – and we want to make it easy for you to find your right horse!

Between April 21-26, DEFHR is going to use Facebook Live to highlight 100 horses across Maryland that are available for adoption. Together, let’s give the adoptable horse the spotlight they deserve.

Not looking to adopt, but want to help make a difference and want to show your support? Help us raise FUNDS for horses in transition and the rescue organizations that help them find new homes.

Click here to visit the event page!

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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 13th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. To register click here to email 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 or click here to learn how to help.