For more than 33 years, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, Maryland, has specialized in the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of horses.
Over 20 years ago, in November 2000, a young chestnut mare arrived at DEFHR looking for her second chance after she was discovered living in a field in Frederick County, Maryland, fearful of human interaction. The staff at DEFHR named her Cotton Candy, or “Cotton” shortened.
Though it was obvious Cotton had minimal handling experience, she was curious and eager to please. After rehabilitating and undergoing training, she was matched with an adopter, however, that was not the end of her journey at DEFHR.
While DEFHR staff work tirelessly to find the most appropriate homes for their horses, adopters can find themselves in new situations that make it challenging to continue to meet the needs of their horse. With this in mind, DEFHR will happily welcome back a horse and go to work to find a new, loving home. This was the case for Cotton, who was adopted and returned to DEFHR twice. To continue reading…