Two Day Cruelty Investigator Training 

On August 23 and 24, DEFHR will host a two-day seminar designed to help cruelty investigators feel confident working with and handling equines. Any cruelty investigator who does not work with horses on a regular basis would benefit from this instruction. This course will prepare you to feel more self-assured around horses, have a better understanding of the equine mind, and be better prepared to determine when a horses needs are not being met. Topics covered include: Case Histories, Horse Handling and Safety, Hoof Anatomy and Hoof Problems, Use of Height and Weight Tapes, Color and Breed Identification, Dental Care of Equines, Trailering Tips, Body Condition Scoring, Nutrition, Examining for Illness and Injury, and Minimum Horse Care Standards.

Participation is limited, so we encourage you to sign up today! Both days will be 9:00AM – 4:00PM. Registration is $100.00 and includes lunch. For more information please email outreach@defhr.org or call 301-854-5037.


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.

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2017 Fall Festival Events!

Friday, September 15th at 6PM-11PM ($5/vehicle): Join DEFHR and The 19th Street Band (www.19thstreetband.com) for a concert under the stars as we officially open DEFHR's Hops for Horses Beer Garden to help kick-off our annual Fall Festival! Equine Ambassadors, Officer Barney, and his deputy, Nugget, will be the event bouncers and available for selfies and photo ops, while the Town Grill, the best smokehouse and BBQ restaurant in town (www.towngrillfosters.com),  gets your taste buds going. The Hops for Horses Beer Garden will be serving seasonal brews - paired perfectly to go with great music and fantastic food.

Saturday, September 16th at 11AM-4PM ($2/Adult & $1/Child): Don't miss DEFHR's annual Fall Festival! Plenty of fun to be had with DEFHR's Hops for Horses Beer Garden, DEFHR alumni horses returning to compete in the Rescue Makeover competition,Vendors and LIVE Music with Stevie Matthews' Analog Kids (www.steviematthews.com) along with a whole bunch of family fun and excitement that includes games, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting! (Parking is $2+ and proceeds go to local Girl Scout/Boy Scout troupes and the Lisbon Fire House)

For more information - CLICK HERE

Proceeds from both events go towards the rehabilitation and care of horses in transition.
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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 therighthorse.org or click here to learn how to help.