Two Day Cruelty Investigator Training 

On August 23 and 24, DEFHR will host a two-day seminar designed to help cruelty investigators feel confident working with and handling equines. Any cruelty investigator who does not work with horses on a regular basis would benefit from this instruction. This course will prepare you to feel more self-assured around horses, have a better understanding of the equine mind, and be better prepared to determine when a horses needs are not being met. Topics covered include: Case Histories, Horse Handling and Safety, Hoof Anatomy and Hoof Problems, Use of Height and Weight Tapes, Color and Breed Identification, Dental Care of Equines, Trailering Tips, Body Condition Scoring, Nutrition, Examining for Illness and Injury, and Minimum Horse Care Standards.

Participation is limited, so we encourage you to sign up today! Both days will be 9:00AM – 4:00PM. Registration is $100.00 and includes lunch. For more information please email outreach@defhr.org or call 301-854-5037.

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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 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.