Livestock technical rescue

Livestock Technical Rescue 

On October 26, DEFHR will host a hands-on training about livestock technical rescue. The class is aimed at helping humane officers, agents and first responders be ready to respond for livestock rescue. The class will cover: animal psychology & behavior, equipment, the ABC’s of a technical rescue, include classroom instruction, practice real-life scenarios, and learn about safety for animals and humans.

Participation is limited, so we encourage you to sign up today! The class is being held Thursday, October 26th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Registration is $20.00 and includes lunch. For more information please email or call 301-854-5037. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, October  24th.



Homeschool Program Registration OPEN!

Allow your child the opportunity to learn all about horses our Homeschool Education Program! This program was designed exclusively for homeschool students and allows participants the opportunity to learn about equines by working hands-on with DEFHR’s own rescue horses. Topics are different each month, but in each session, students participate in classroom instruction followed by hands-on activity to reinforce the lesson.

Topics include: grooming, leading, hoof care, digestive system, dentistry, psychology, and more! For more information, please visit our Education Programs page to download a registration form.

first time horse owners

First Time Horse Owner's Clinic

Thinking about owning a horse, but not sure if you're ready? This clinic is for you!

This full day clinic is perfect for anyone that is a first time horse owner or someone that is thinking about getting a horse. This in-depth class goes over everything from breeds to everyday care and how to find the perfect match for you.

Saturday, November 11 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM , $75.00

Early registration is advised as spaces fill up fast! Email info@DEFHR.orgor call 301-854-5037 to register.


defhr RQ license plate

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 or click here to learn how to help.