Rehabilitation and care is what we do for all our rescues.
Rehabilitation and care is what we do for all our rescues.
ANNIE is currently seeking a family to love! This 15hh, 26yr mare is registered Paint, however is buckskin colored and built like a small QH. Extremely well mannered, smart, experienced mature mare with a kind heart. She would be a perfect companion horse, lead line mount or used by an intermediate rider for light trail riding. No vices, yet a little shy with male handlers. Our Volunteers (of all ages) love this sweet girl. Adoption application/approval and fee required. send an email to email@example.com for more information or call Melinda at (301) 609-1282
ADOPTION Currently Pending -
APOLLO - approx 15yr, 16h Paint/Draft gelding. With the help of our supporters, Apollo received surgery for a condition known as Kissing Spine in March of 2023. Thanks to Dr. Caniglia of Wolfe Creek Equine Hospital and Dr. Mallan Willis of Potomac Animal Wellness Services (PAWS) for the excellent care he received.
After months of rehabilitation with us, he was transported to FREE REIN EQUINE, LLC in August of 2023 for assessment and a consistent training program. We are truly grateful to the professional staff at Free Rein for their donation of his training and assessment these last four months! He now has a bright future because of their knowledge and skill in this area! Now pain free, rideable and suitable for Trail/Pleasure with an experienced rider. Adoption will require "Lessons with Intention to Adopt" with his current trainers, adoption application, fee and riders assessment. He is a sweet gelding who gets along well with other horses and loves attention.
for information on adoption fee and process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melinda at (301) 609-1282
Become a Southern Maryland equine miracles “miracle worker”! Sign up today! Donating is easier than ever with Venmo! We love these horses, and we could not do this without you! Miracle workers receive a free portrait with their sponsored horse from our very own, in house, professional photographer!
straight across the United States. From over a thousand miles! We are saving horses! That’s why we started this.
SAFE ! Palomino Paint Mare with beautiful Blue eyes under 15 years old standing 15HH. SMEM is looking for her Miracle Worker who can provide a monthly donation of $50. Sign up to be a monthly donor, come meet your foster and get a professional photo, Miracle worker certificate and monthly updates.
Hank is a senior quarter horse gelding. He is in pretty bad shape. Will require dental and medical attention and good nutrition immediately. Another rescue in Arkansas saved him from shipping to slaughter yesterday. He is currently at another rescue in Arkansas. We are fundraising to help with his medical bills and transportation cost back to our sanctuary
Congratulations Elizabeth Johnson on the adoption of Maverick! We love you, Maverick! We found you a forever home! ❤️
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
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 bey
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.
Stay up to date with adoptions, training, and events. Southern Maryland Equine Miracles is a very community oriented organization and we are always looking for volunteers of any age that love horses or just want to learn more about these fascinating animals that we at SMEM love so passionately.
ADOPTED ! ULTIMATE SUN - Sunny was bailed from a kill pen in January 2021 and was soon to ship to Mexico for slaughter. He is a registered Black Standardbred, 16hh, 20 yr young gelding. Sound, stunning and very athletic and sweet. Freedom Hill Equine Rescue of Calvert Co., MD stepped in to offer Sunny the training he needed and was able to assist with his adoption. Sunny and our own sweet "Sugar" were adopted as a bonded pair and now live on a beautiful farm in Southern Maryland.
The Homes for Horses Coalition is a national coalition dedicated to increasing collaboration, professionalism, and growth in the equine rescue and protection community.
Horses are deeply woven into the heritage and history of Maryland. As the Maryland Horse Council, we strive to honor that heritage, while continuing to support the growth and vitality of Maryland’s impressive horse community. Since being established in 1985, we have sought to unify, inform, and represent the community as a whole. As the industry’s trade association and representative to the state legislators, MHC provides one common voice in the Maryland state legislature and state agencies, by interacting with the media and the general public, and by keeping its members informed on issues that affect them and their horses.
We’re a group of agencies working together to collect national data on at-risk equines and those in transition from nonprofit organizations that take custody of at-risk equines and/or provide other services related to improving equine welfare such as assistance with veterinary care, euthanasia, rehoming, and behavioral needs as well as other “safety net” services including but not limited to feed banks and gelding clinics.
The United Horse Coalition grew out of the Unwanted Horse Summit, which was organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and held in conjunction with the American Horse Council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in April 2005. The summit was held to bring key stakeholders together to start a dialogue on the plight of horses at-risk in America. Its purpose was to develop consensus on the most effective way to work together to address this issue. In June 2006, the UHC was folded into the American Horse Council and now operates under its auspices.