Washington Cty Hoof Neglect Quest
Help Horses With Extreme Hoof Neglect

Three emaciated horses out of Washington County, MD, had the worst hoof neglect our organization, vet and farrier have ever seen! The emaciated horses had more than 3 feet of excess hoof growth. One miniature horse was euthanized on site; one miniature stallion and one pony stallion were safely transported to DEFHR.

Funds are desperately needed to provide critical and rehab care. Please DONATE NOW!

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Girl Scout learning to lead DEFHR horse Joker's Jinx.
Scout Days

October 24, 2015. Scout Days is a two-hour program designed specifically for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. It includes a tour of the farm, horse tales—stories about how the horses came here, horse care (hoof, dental, nutrition), hands-on horse grooming, hands-on horse leading; and a short riding demonstration.

This program allows numerous troops to join us on one day to gain knowledge and develop a passion for horses. Don’t delay! Scout Days fill quickly!

Cost*: $10 per Scout

Click here to register via e-mail or call 301-854-5037.

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Calendar Contest

Welcome to our Rescue Horse calendar photo contest!

By participating in this contest, you will promote your rescue horse and the positive work rescue organizations across the U.S. and the world are doing for the rescue horse. This is a chance to tell their stories and give rescue horses a voice.

All you rescue horse lovers out there - start submitting your best horse photos and telling their stories! You could win a prize and the coveted cover of our 2016 calendar!

To find out how to enter your horse, click here.

Sponsor a Horse for the Holidays

For a small donation of $100, you can sponsor a horse for the holidays and receive a hand-painted wooden ornament representing a horse. You will also receive a certificate and picture of the horse you sponsored. It makes a wonderful gift and collectible item!

To sponsor a horse, click here.