Gifts In-Kind

Volunteer Training Team Member Shelby Broos works with DEFHR horse Able Andy to approach the exercise ball.

Share your treasures and talents with horses in need! DEFHR accepts in-kind gifts of new or gently used items including:

DEFHR also welcomes donations of services such as:

Have an item you want to donate to DEFHR, but don't see it listed? Click here to contact Caroline Robertson, DEFHR's Development Director.

Horse Tack

Tack Room in Tinkerbell's Tack & Treasures

DEFHR welcomes donations of well maintained, lightly used or new horse tack and other horse-related items. Please, no helmets.

Items that cannot be utilized in the rehabilitation or training of DEFHR's horses will be sold in Tinkerbell's Tack & Treasures, DEFHR's used tack shop affectionately known as "Tinks". Proceeds from Tinks are reinvested to benefit the horses in DEFHR's rehabilitation program.

Among DEFHR's most needed items are:

  • Breakaway halters (all sizes)
  • Replacement leather crown pieces for breakaway halters
  • Cotton lead ropes (9' or longer preferred)
  • Bell boots (velcro preferred)
  • Waterproof turnout blankets or sheets (all sizes)


Medical Supplies

Treating a leg injury

Under direction from a team of veterinarians, DEFHR staff and volunteers provide critical medical care to horses impounded by animal welfare authorities due to abuse or neglect; this rehabilitative care requires a significant amount of resources including medical supplies.

Among DEFHR's most needed items are:

  • Antibiotics
    • Sulfatrimethaprim
    • Doxycycline
    • Chloramphenicol
    • Tucoprim Powder
    • Naxel
  • Anti-Inflammatories, Antihistamines, & Steroids
    • Dexamethasone
    • Phenylbutazone
    • Banamine
    • Azium powder packets
    • Aspirin powder
  • Sedatives
    • Xylazine
    • Dormosedan
    • Acepromazine
  • Medicated cleansers
    • Betadine
    • Chlorhexidine
    • Antimicrobial shampoo
  • Ointments
    • Desitin
    • Vaseline
    • Triple Antibiotic
    • Hydrocortisone
    • Tea Tree Oil
    • Biozide
    • Furazone
    • Icthamol
    • DermaVet
    • Silver Sulfadiazine
  • Wraps & Bandages
    • Vet Wrap
    • Cotton Sheeting
    • 4x4 Non-stick Gauze Pads
    • 4" Elasticon
  • Digestive Health Treatments
    • Ivermectin/Praziquantel Dewormer
    • UlcerGard, UGard, GastroGard
    • Vitamin b-12
    • Red Cell
  • Scissors (bandage & suture)
  • Stethoscopes
  • Digital Thermometers
  • Thrush Medication
  • Microtek Spray

Hay, Feed, & Supplements

Barnyard animals eating hay

Caring for nearly 70-90 horses at a time can require a significant amount of resources. Consider donating your extra feed, forage, or supplements.

Among DEFHR's most needed items are:

  • Farmer's Cooperative Feed
    • Premium Senior
    • Premium Fiberize
    • Fortify
  • Triple Crown Senior Feed
  • Alfalfa Forage Cubes
  • Hay (high-quality grass or grass-mix, in round or square bales)
  • Nibble Nets
  • Cosequin
  • Electrolytes
  • Probiotics
  • Corn Oil
  • Mineral Blocks
  • Salt Blocks
  • Heated 20-Gallon Flat-back Buckets



Additional Farm Vehicles Needed

DEFHR cannot provide emergency response to horses in need without a truck and horse trailer. Vehicles are also used to complete daily farm maintenance projects including moving building materials to a project site or disposing of garbage.

Among DEFHR's most needed items are:

  • Rescue Truck (New preferred) - for use in hauling DEFHR's rescue horse trailer
  • Farm Truck - for use around the farm only; does not need to be road-worthy, but does need to be safe and able to be driven
  • Trash Truck - for use to haul trash to the dump; must be road-worthy and have a large bed
  • Commercial Van - for use to haul supplies, merchandise, and materials to trade shows and special events; must be road-worthy and have a large cargo area

Ready to donate your vehicle to DEFHR? Click here to use DEFHR's interactive online guide to charitable vehicle donations. 

Farm Equipment

Additional Farm Vehicles Needed

Maintaining a 55-acre property requires significant farm equipment such as a tractor, lawn mower, & weed-whackers. Consider donating your extra farm equipment to DEFHR.

Among DEFHR's most needed items are:

  • Large tractor with bucket & bush-hog
  • Round-bale spike & fork attachments for tractor
  • Skid loader and attachments
  • Gator or similar utility vehicle
  • Riding lawn mowers
  • Weed-whackers

Office Equipment

Kathy's Office

Operating a successful non-profit requires a significant amount of office work in addition to the rehabilitative care taking place in the barn at DEFHR. Consider donating your unused office supplies, technology, or furniture to DEFHR.

Among DEFHR's most needed items are:

  • Copy Paper
  • Laminating Sheets (3 mil & 5 mil)
  • Forever Stamps
  • Heavy-duty Vaccuum

Services In-Kind


Make a difference by donating your time and expertise to DEFHR by giving a service in-kind.

Among DEFHR's most needed services are:

Click here to contact DEFHR's Development Director Caroline Robertson for more information on donating services in-kind.