The Next Step

For Horses in Transition

The Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) is a statewide equine safety net initiative of the Maryland Horse Council that provides safe alternatives for horses needing homes by helping owners identify and select the best transition options for their horses.

About METS

METS has been developed to ensure that safe alternatives for horses needing homes are available and accessible to all owners who need the service. 


METS is an educational service that provides owners with the knowledge and tools to make the best decisions for their horse and can facilitate the transition.

Horse Search

The Horses page lists horses available through the Maryland Equine Transition Service.  Horses can be searched by location, age, breed, and discipline.


Is home to over 101k horses

Horses in need of transition come in every shape, size, breed, color, age, training level, and temperament. METS provides individualized services for these horses, including equine assessment, marketing assistance, end-of-life support, and facilitating the transition of horses to new homes. 

Ways to

Get Involved


METS offers several sponsorship opportunities for individuals, organizations and businesses. Sponsor a horse or a METS program today.

Become a Sponsor

Join the Network

The METS Network is a group of industry professionals who believe that safe transition options should be available to all horses in Maryland.

Join the Network


Volunteers play an important role in helping METS identify the right options for Maryland’s horses. Be part of a new, one-of-kind program.

Become a Volunteer

Or help the METS program by making a direct donation: