Join the #BettyWhiteChallenge!



Betty White was a beloved television star that recently passed away, only days away from her 100th birthday, January 17th. Betty loved all animals and was an animal welfare advocate. She was involved in and generously supported many animal related nonprofits, charities and organizations.

In honor of her birthday, we have joined the #BettyWhiteChallenge. For her 100th birthday on January 17th, we ask for 100 followers to donate $5 to the Maryland Equine Transition Service in Betty White’s name! Your $5 can help a horse in need of a new home, find one!

Do you accept the challenge?


Merit is a sweet and eager 2006 15.1h TWH chestnut mare that was a kill pen rescue, back in December 2020. She was very nervous, underweight and unable to be caught when she first arrived. This girl does however have a ton of potential. She’s been started under saddle and is green but her brightness, intelligence and ability will take her far. She is gaited but will walk, trot and canter under saddle.

She is wary of people and being asked to work, but once she settles into her rhythm she relaxes a little more and switches to a steadier disposition. With the right home that provides safe, quality education, time, love and care, she will likely flourish and become a wonderful riding partner. She would be best suited to an intermediate/advanced rider with a trainer. She would not be a candidate for a lesson program at this time.

Merit is 100% sound with no health concerns. She is familiar will children, teens and various farm animals such as turkeys, chickens, goats and sheep. Her history under saddle indicates that she may not have been started in a correct or appropriate way (prior to her current owners rescuing her). She becomes confused and concerned if unsure. She clearly has a strong desire to please and a heart to do her very best. She has most success in a bitless bridle and now responds well to voice commands in and out of the saddle.

Merit lives at a lovely farmette with a small number of farm animals and other horses. She can be turned out with geldings or mares and is neutral in the pecking order. She is good with the farrier and is barefoot. She is up to date with dentist, farrier, wellness checks, Coggins and most shots.  Her owner would consider out of state for the right home.

Interested in Merit? Apply for her now!

Are you looking for your next equine partner? Check out all our available horses in the link below and inquire for more info. We could be posting about your success story next!

Did you know you can donate to METS through the Amazon Smile program? Click the red box below to learn more!


Would you, your organization, or your business like to take a stand against slaughter as well as give back to the MD horse community by having METS as a beneficiary?

Contact for more information!