Interested in fostering, adoption or volunteering? Want to learn how you can protect your equine pets from ending up in the auction/kill pen pipeline. Contact us today for more information.
SMEM began our mission in 2017 when several of our members saved four horses from the kill pen/equine feed lot and provided them a safe, forever home in our barns in Southern Maryland. In May of 2018, we formed Southern Maryland Equine Miracles, Ltd and later that year was approved as a 501c3, non-profit equine rescue. To-date, SMEM has been able to assist with protecting 22 equines and placing them in safe, foster or adotion homes. We continue to monitor each of our rescues to ensure they remain protected, well cared for and will never again end up in the auction/kill pen pipeline.
Southern Maryland Equine Miracles is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to saving endangered, abused and unwanted horses that are in need of safe homes and medical care. These horses may be senior, with medical issues, injuries or young, untrained and neglected. Because most cannot be ridden or medical treatment is beyond the reach of many people, these gentle souls often find themselves at auction or slaughter bound. Our goal is to rehabilitate, train and assess them and access them for future purpose in the community. Our rescues have been placed in youth training programs and/or been made available thru adoption as loving companion pasture mates. Through our efforts we have provided our local community youth the ability to learn about animal needs and proper care by offering Equine Assisted Educational and Riding Events, as well as working with our visitors and volunteers.
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Your donation helps with rescuing horses from bad situations, providing them medical, farrier and dental care and continued maintenance of feed and hay.
ADOPTED ! ULTIMATE SUN - Sunny was bailed from a kill pen in January 2021. He is a registered Black Standardbred, 16hh, 20 yr young gelding. Sound, stunning and very athletic. Currently up to date on shots, farrier and dental work. He pulls a cart, ties, loads and stands well for vet and farrier. Sunny will soon be assessed under saddle by the trainers at Free Rein Equine, LLC in hopes to enter a training program. Contact us if you are interested in fostering or adopting Sunny.
PENDING FOSTER HOME -Champion, a 1997, 15.2hh Standardbred gelding. He is loving, kind and has good ground manners. He came to us through the METS program at no fault of his own. Currently up to date on shots, dental work and he is getting regular farrier care to manage some healing from an abscess. He would make a wonderful companion for another horse and maybe suitable for light riding in the future per our vet and farrier. We are determined to find him a loving home.
ADOPTED -Sugar - is a 15 yr old, 14.2hh Quarter Pony type mare. Pretty and shy, she is currently being trained by the wonderful train.
ADOPTED - Lady Guinevere Madeline - "Lady G", is a sweet, lovely 20 yr old, 14.3hh, QH mare. She is a been there, done that, kind of girl. She abso
ADOPTED - Quater Bayama - is a registered Standardbred Bay, 16hh, 15yrs young, gelding. He arrived under our care in October of 2020 as an auction int
ADOPTED Together, Pebbles and Shandy. Both mares were part of our program over a year, until the perfect home came along. They are a bonded that are now in their safe, forever home!
ADOPTED, HOPE was saved from possible auction. She was with SMEM for over a year until she was finally adopted by our own farrier and his wonderful family. She is a beautiful 10 year old Palomino Mare now enjoying her forever family.
ADOPTED ! Quater. Saved from Auction, SMEM was able to get the medical care he needed to save his injured eye. Freedom Hill Horse Rescue offered Quater the training and rehabilition needed and helped to find his forever home with Sarah!