METS is Making Magic!


We never get tired of saying it…but we LOVE what we do here at the Maryland Equine Transition Service! And we never get tired of hearing from owners, both previous and new, how grateful they are of what we do and that we exist. One of our favorite parts of our service is hearing from new METS owners on how well their METS horse is doing. METS horses Shane and Kitt were recently placed, and here are their happy stories that we are excited to share with you!

METS Alum Shane

Shane begging for a treat from her new owner at her new place!

Congratulations to Shane and her new owner, Emma! Here is what Emma had to say once she took Shane home:

“Shane has settled in so well! She’s so much more perfect than I even imagined. She is the sweetest horse I’ve ever met. Thanks for all of your help! We could not love this mare any more ❤️”

Shane and her new pasture mate exploring!

METS Alum Kitt

Kitt happy to be at her new home with her new owner!

Congratulations to Kitt and her new owner, Jen! Here is what Jen had to say once she took Kitt home:

“Kitt is doing amazingly well, she is such a kind hearted and gentle soul, I fell in love with her the minute she stepped off the trailer! She has adjusted beautifully to her surroundings, she is eating well, she is allowing me to groom her each day, and to pick up all 4 feet!! My horse Oden appears to be IN LOVE with her, he’s been following her around and whenever he’s out of sight KITT!! will call to him and he comes running!! I am so grateful to you, Leah {Kitt’s previous owner}, as well as your organization for bringing this precious little creature into our lives, she’s definitely part of our family now, and we feel so blessed that we get to be a part of her little life.Thank you so very much again for ALL that you do – I have the upmost respect and admiration for your organization, as well as your ability to bring horses in need and people (in need) together!”

Kitt meeting her new pasture mate, Oden!

Save the date! Good Choice Farm Pony Club Riding Center is hosting a tack sale benefitting METS on December 12th from 10am to 3pm!

Join us to sell or buy tack and other equestrian related clothing, supplies and accessories. Need a holiday gift? There will be items to purchase for equine enthusiasts too!

Table rentals are $15 each, which will be donated to the Maryland Equine Transition Service. Tack sale will be hosted in an covered and ventilated ring. Table set up will be from 9am to 10am.

Call or email Kevin to reserve your space today!
Phone: 301-788-4224.

Address: 15530 Comus Road, Clarksburg MD 20871.


Saturday, Dec. 4: Elementary to Modified
Sunday Dec. 5: Logs to Novice

Join the MDHT in the off season for a fun series of Cross Derbies at Loch Moy Farm. It’s a great way to keep you and your pony in top shape over the colder months. The cross derbies combine show jumps and cross country jumps (plus banks, water and ditches) on over 9 acres of manicured footing.

MDHT will announce a theme for dressing up at each Cross Derby. For December, wear your finest Christmas/Holiday attire on both you and your horse if you so choose! Prizes will be given out for the best costumes.

MDHT will also have Team and Individual awards at the end of the series.

A small portion of each entry will go to METS. For all the information you need to enter, pay and ride, click here:

If you have a question that may have been missed, email

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Mark your calendar for #GivingTuesday (November 30th) and #GivingWeek (November 22nd – 28th)! Take a stand against Horse Slaughter and support equine welfare by donating to the Maryland Equine Transition Service!

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity, encouraging people to do good. It has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Amazing news! The Maryland Horse Breeders Association graciously agreed to match donations made to METS during Giving Week! Your donation can help sponsor an assessment for a horse in need of a new home.

The Maryland Equine Transition Service is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means we are a non-profit. 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. Your generous donation can help METS operate and continue offering these special services to both owners and horses in need!
To make a donation, click here!

Im King "King"

Im King (“King”) is a 2012, 15.2h OTTB gelding with the absolute definition of a puppy dog personality. After 13 starts and earnings of $14,154, he was retired from racing. Persistent back reactiveness prompted his owner to seek veterinary consult, and it was discovered that King has kissing spine. Even if surgery was performed, there’s no guarantee that King would ever be rideable. As such, King is seeking a companion home!

King is great with kids and is a solid equine citizen. He’s barefoot, a very easy keeper, and is very well behaved in every situation! He would thrive in a therapeutic setting, if he were to find his way to a groundwork-only program. He is a mild cribber, and it’s controlled by a collar. He is a gem of a guy, and he’d make a great addition to any herd!

Interested in King? Let us know!


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. 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.

She was quite funny about having her photos taken. She insisted on NOT smiling for the camera and instead showed us her best ‘mare stare’. She really brightened up as the assessment progressed (and she got to know us). She finally agreed to at least put her ears forward a few times. This may or may not have involved treats and a special App that makes horse whinnying sounds! She LOVES carrots.

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? Let us know!

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!