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Maryland Equine Transition Services (METS)

Maryland Horse Council

Award Date: December 14, 2017
Awarded: $750,000

The Maryland Horse Council (MHC), in collaboration with Days End Farm Horse Rescue, The Right Horse Initiative and other key stakeholders in the Maryland horse industry, is piloting a unique statewide equine assistance network program. The Maryland Equine Transition Services (METS) project will create a statewide safety for horses and their owners when in need of assistance, resources, surrender or end of life services. The METS program will consist of a mobile team and a network of equine veterinary and welfare professionals who will provide at home/barn assessments, assist with owner surrender or transitions, provide assistance in veterinary or end of life services as well as be an overall resource to the equine community of Maryland. The METS pilot program will be assessed over a three year period and expects to assist over 500 horses in that time.