Monthly Archives: August 2015

Extreme Hoof Neglect Horses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Washington County, MD: Worst case of hoof neglect DEFHR has ever seen On August 21, 2015, officials of the Humane Society of Washington County, Maryland, called DEFHR to assist with three horses suffering from emaciation and extreme hoof neglect. They had been locked in a stall for at least 15 years. Check out a video here. Read more

2 Horses with Extremely Severe Hoof Neglect Arrive at DEFHR

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One mini had to be euthanized at the impound site; all 3 had been living in a manure filled stall for at least 15 years!  Washington County Impound PR PicToday two emaciated horses--one full-sized stallion and one miniature stallion--were removed from a stall piled high with 3-4...
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Breed: Haflinger
Sex: Gelding
Height: 13.1 hh
Year of Birth: 2001
Experience Level Required For Handling: Advanced Beginner
Experience Level Required For Riding: Beginner

Nugget came to us in January 2015 as a neglect case. He was severely overweight and suffering from hoof neglect. He made a full recovery and has since been on a strict diet. Though he's lost a good deal of weight, he still has a ways to go. We decided to make him a Program Horse when we saw how tolerant he was both with handling and being ridden. On the ground, he is good for grooming when tied or in a stall. Under saddle, he's pretty unflappable and is suitable for an advanced beginner since he can be a little quick. He's been great off-site for trail rides and we're looking forward to getting him out to other off-site events where he will serve as a DEFHR Equine Ambassador!

Nugget is available for grooming and riding support through the DEFHR Family Forever Program. Nugget has a rider weight limit of 125lbs due to his short stature.

Baltimore City’s Mounted Police Horse, Barney, Joins DEFHR

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An equine officer retires to a new career in educating law enforcement and the community Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) will be welcoming an 18-year-old Belgian draft horse named Barney to the farm on Wednesday, August 12. Recently retired from the Baltimore Police Department’s Mounted Police Unit, Barney will be starting a new career as...
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