Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is a well-respected national equine rescue and rehabilitation facility located in Woodbine, MD that shelters 110-150 horses annually. All horses come through animal protection agencies across Maryland and surrounding states. After rehab, horses are evaluated and provided training for adoption. The farm additionally works to prevent equine abuse and neglect through education and commmunity outreach, through the help of over 50,000 hours of volunteer service each year.
A volunteer grooms a DEFHR horse. Photo by Jump Media.
Based on an influx of calls and emails that have been recently coming into DEFHR since the inception of COVID-19, the rescue is anticipating an influx of horses in need as owners may not be able to keep or care for their animals. DEFHR is reaching out for all of our help to prepare for additional horses coming to the property. To help, their Amazon wishlist is here and supplies include:
- Bell boots (Draft/XL, Large, Medium/Cob)
- Microtek spray
- Betadine solution
- 2 gallon feed buckets (round)
- Thermometers (10 seconds and below)
- Box fans
- 4″ or 5″ double-ended clips
- Fly spray (any brand)
- Fly masks (Large, Medium, Cob, Pony)
- Adjustable nylon trailer ties (feed station ties)
- Duct tape (regular strength in Green, Yellow, Red, Purple, Silver; extra strength in Silver or Black) – to wrap hooves
- Pool skimmers
Monetary donations are always gladly accepted and an emergency fund is located here. There are currently 80 horses on the property, including 7 critically ill mares.
To learn more about DEFHR, check out this video:
You can also meet some of the horses here! A new little filly named New Hope was born recently, out of her mother, Oodles:
Oodles and New Hope. Photo by Jump Media.