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Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is committed to promoting professionalism and transparency among equine rescue and rehabilitation facilities; this includes equine management practices as well as nonprofit operations.

DEFHR’s main facility in Woodbine, Maryland, is available for drop-​in tours 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Click here for more info.

DEFHR welcomes questions regarding its practices in the following areas:  (Click here to contact DEFHR)

  • quarantine and decontamination
  • intake evaluation process for health and handling
  • record-​keeping
  • herd management
  • nutrition
  • training
  • humane euthanasia
  • adoption

About Abuse

Abuse is defined as the act or practice of mistreating or causing harm to a person or animal. Neglect is defined as failure to take care of or give attention to someone or something. 

Report Abuse

What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect. 

Body Condition Scoring

DEFHR uses Body Condition Scoring (BCS) to evaluate each horse upon arrival; this score is documented and used as evidence in court proceedings. 

Starting a Rescue

Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is committed to promoting professionalism and transparency among equine rescue and rehabilitation facilities; this includes equine management practices as well as nonprofit operations. 

Equine Emergency Response

In addition to offering hands-​on trainings in large animal rescue techniques, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) assists first responders in equine emergencies. 
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