Junior Legacy participants with DEFHR horse Adelaide
Summer Legacy Programs

Back again this summer are our popular Legacy Programs for Youths (ages 12-17) and Juniors (7-11). These week long sessions are here at the farm June-August. Participants will learn basic handling and daily care of horses while engaging in educational lessons and fun activities. There will even be fun games on horseback.

Registration has already started, and slots fill fast!

For more information and registration forms, please click here.

Slick with ribbons

Slick came to DEFHR in April 2014 along with two other horses from Caroline County, MD. He was a 2 1/2-year-old stallion at the time, very thin, with overgrown hooves, sharp teeth and lice. He had had very little handling so needed lots of TLC before he would be a good adoption prospect.

Once he was through rehabilitation and had been castrated, Slick was ready for training. Head Trainer Sara Strauss turned him over to Leigha Schrader, long-time DEFHR volunteer and member of the training team. Leigha spent many hours and months working with Slick, entered him into our 2015 trainers challenge, and in the process fell so in love she couldn't part with him. Read their story here.

Leigha adopted Slick in March 2016. May they make many more happy memories together! Thank you, Leigha, for all you have done for Slick and DEFHR!

Horse Handling Clinic 6.18.16
Horse Handling Basics: Enhance Your Groundwork Training

June 18- 10:00am -3:00pm The clinic will be instructed by DEFHR's Head Trainer, Sara Strauss, and aims to help participants further their horse handling skills on the ground. Participation limited, advance registration required, $75 to register. Please email info@defhr.org for further details.

Quarantine Lifted

The Maryland State Veterinarian's Office lifted DEFHR's quarantine on May 19. To read the full story, go here.

All visitors are welcome!