Category Archives: DEFHR Program Horse

Grace Gibson

Breed: Appendix Sex: Mare Height: 16.0 hh Year of Birth: 2005 Experience Level Required For Handling: Intermediate Experience Level Required For Riding: Intermediate Grace is available for grooming and riding support through the DEFHR Family Forever Program....
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Zippo

Breed: Appaloosa/Draft-X Sex: Gelding Height: 15.3 hh Year of Birth: 2005 Experience Level Required For Handling: Intermediate Experience Level Required For Riding: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Zippo originally arrived at DEFHR as an emaciated yearling colt out of Calvert County in October 2006, along with 8 other neglected horses. From the start, despite his poor condition, he had a mind of his own and definitely gave staff...
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Officer Barney

[slideshow_deploy id='3992'] Breed: Belgian Draft Sex: Gelding Height: 17 hh Year of Birth: 1997 Experience Level Required For Handling: Advanced Beginner Experience Level Required For Riding: Intermediate Officer Barney came to DEFHR in August 2015 after being retired from the Baltimore City Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit. Barney served for 12 years with the department and became their most prized and experienced equine officer. Upon the...
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Kaboom

Breed: Arabian
Sex: Gelding
Height: 14.3 hh
Year of Birth: 1997
Experience Level Required For Handling: Advanced Beginner
Experience Level Required For Riding: Intermediate

Kaboom arrived to DEFHR in January 2015 from Baltimore City. When he first arrived, he was all energy and no calm. Since being at DEFHR, he has done a complete 180 and we were pleasantly surprised to realize that, the more we worked with him, the more we knew we needed to give him a try as a DEFHR Equine Ambassador. Kaboom is a quiet boy who loves attention from the people around him. He recently helped a little girl, Eden's, dream come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation where he gave her her dream ride on a unicorn! He was such a gentleman throughout the entire evening. We are looking forward to having Kaboom participate in more DEFHR events, classes, and appearances!

Kaboom is available for grooming and riding support through the DEFHR Family Forever Program.

Nugget

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.

Isaac

Breed: Quarter Horse X
Sex: Gelding
Height: 14.3 hh
Year of Birth: 2007
Experience Level Required For Handling: Beginner
Experience Level Required For Riding: Beginner

Isaac came to DEFHR as a neglect case from Prince George's County in March 2007. When he arrived, he was just a colt - unhandled and fearful of humans. Through many hours of patience and training, Isaac transformed into an absolute sweetheart. His laid back personality on the ground and under saddle make him a favorite among many of our volunteers and supporters. He is excellent at the walk, trot, canter, and over fences, but is known for having rusty brakes - so he's best for an advanced beginner or above rider. His rotund build makes him ideal for pony rides and the occasional chuckle. Shows, parades, fairs, and expo's...this boy does it all! We love Isaac and it's clear that he loves his job as a DEFHR equine ambassador!

Isaac is available for grooming and riding support through the DEFHR Family Forever Program.

Ipod

Breed: Miniature Donkey
Sex: Gelding
Height: 11.0 hh
Year of Birth: 2009
Experience Level Required For Handling: Beginner

Ipod - along with best friend Harry - arrived at DEFHR in 2008 from another Maryland rescue that had to close its doors. DEFHR was looking for some animals to join its educational Petting Zoo and Harry and Ipod fit the bill. These two boys are social butterflies who love attention and getting into mischief, often seen playing and wrestling with each other in their paddock. Harry and Ipod serve as DEFHR equine ambassadors at on-site events, soaking up attention from both kids and adults who want to give them a pet.

Ipod is available for grooming support through the DEFHR Family Forever Program.