Before he was one of 19 horses seized from a neglectful home in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Memphis was singing the blues.
When he arrived at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, Maryland, in January 2021, he was emaciated, had dermatitis across his topline, and was caked in mud from the midline down. Fortunately for the 14.3‑hand gelding, he was about to get a second chance at finding a loving forever home.
Memphis had a body condition score of 2 when he arrived at DEFHR in January 202
When a horse arrives at DEFHR, they enter its rehabilitation program, where knowledgeable staff evaluate and treat any medical concerns alongside veterinarians. Once a horse’s health is stabilized, they are able to move into DEFHR’s training program where an individualized plan is designed by DEFHR trainers.
This process does not have a fixed timeline. Rather, staff at DEFHR take the time needed for horses to gain the skills necessary to be successfully adopted. To continue reading…