METS says goes outside! Trails, a tack sale, and more!

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IT'S TRAIL RIDING SEASON!

Ok, ok – trail riding season is all year round. But let’s be honest… Fall is the BEST time of year to trail ride! Am I wrong? Beautiful amber colored leaves gracefully falling, cooler brisk temperatures perfect to snuggle under your favorite sherpa sweater, and NO MORE BUGS to smack you right in your face while going for a ride. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of stepping out of that ring and explore the beauty Maryland has to offer. Here are a few places to add to your adventure list!

  • C&D Canal Trail

  • C&O Canal

  • Cedarville State Forest

  • Calvert Cliffs State Park

  • Green Ridge State Forest 

  • Gunpowder Falls State Park

  • Liberty Reservoir

  • Little Bennett Regional Park

  • Morgan Run

  • Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area)

  • Patapsco Valley State Park (McKeldin Area)

  • Potomac State Forest

  • Prettyboy Reservoir

  • Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Tuckahoe State Park

  • Union Mills Reservoir Trails

  • Woodstock Equestrian Park

Always make sure to practice proper trail etiquette and be courteous to others on the trails. Normally, horses always have right away head to head with bicyclists and hikers. While it’s prime trail season, it’s also hunting season! Make sure to check in with the park you choose to ride at if they have managed hunts. (Hunting is not prohibited on Sundays)

 

Are you looking for your next equine trail partner? Check out all our available horses at:
https://mdequinetransition.org/horses/

Benefit Tack Sale!    

Tack Sale on Sun Oct 24th to benefits METS!

Looking to sell or buy? 

Come visit and see what’s available or set up a table to benefit METS!

There will be new & used tack, riding clothes, horse books, etc. 

For a $15 donation to METS, sellers get space in the well-ventilated indoor arena.

You must however provide your own table & chairs & reserve your space in advance.

The Tack Sale will take place, rain or shine at Misty Meadow Stables located at 2031 Millers Mill Rd. in Cooksville from 10-3, but vendors may come after 8:30 to set up.

Please contact host Terri Minford by email at ponymom@yahoo.com 
to reserve your spot ASAP!

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

Contact Jess our Development Officer at Jessica@mdequintreansiton.org for more information!

County Maid "County"

County is a well-bred large boned beautiful Thoroughbred Mare born in 2000 and standing at 16.1hh, plus some. This lady is a complete blank canvas. Family circumstances and a crisis many years ago meant that County was not able to begin her riding career at the ‘usual’ time and is not started under saddle.

She is 100% sound with a great mindset, brightness and calm intelligence. With a softer and kind-to-her life, she is free of any past injury or illness. Please do not, for one second, let her age fool you. She has lived a lovely gentle life with daily handling and care. She has a great deal more to give to someone for many many years. She is looking for a home that will provide her with one-on-one attention, love and care.
Someone skilled and talented in starting horses the right way is a must. This fine girl will likely become a wonderful riding horse for someone that can provide time for her in this way.
In preparation for her finding her new home, she was recently introduced to the saddle and some light work in hand on a small circle in the ring. She showed great focus and a desirable work ethic. She trotted in hand beautifully with a lovely steady length to her stride.
She has great conformation and has the best bare feet you could hope for. She is a very easy keeper. She is a mild cribber but is controlled fully with a collar. With more activity the urge for cribbing will likely reduce. We did not see her crib at all during our visit.
She currently lives in a small herd with two geldings. One of which is her full brother and the other her boyfriend (well at least he thinks so). She is submissive in the herd, avoids conflict and has good self-preservation.
Ideally her owner would love to see her go with her full brother ‘Squire” who is just as nice as she. He has the added little bonus of being started under saddle lightly at the walk trot and canter in the ring, and wandering at the walk around farm.
County’s owner is willing to consider out of State to the right home and is also negotiable on her list price.

Interested in County?
Find more Info by clicking the link below

 https://mdequinetransition.org/horses/county-maid-county/

County Squire "Squire"

Squire’s owner is willing to consider out of State to the right home and is also negotiable on her list price.
He currently lives in a small herd with one gelding and mare. The mare is his full sister. He is submissive in the herd. He is bare foot and would benefit from shoes in front and will likely need Fall shots, dental visit and updated Coggins before heading off to his new home. Ideally his owner would love to see him go with his full sister ‘County’ who is just as nice as he is but not yet started under saddle.
He’s a wonderful boy for all grooming, handling, tacking and lunging. He is a very sweet guy indeed and a true gentleman. His elderly owner spoke of her husband that sadly passed quite some time ago. She explained how he loved Squire so very much, proudly admiring his conformation and stature, and dreaming of sitting atop of him while out hunting in the beautiful countryside. Sadly his dream did not come to fruition, but we know that he will be watching over Squire and his lucky new person that will be appreciating and enjoying him just as much as he did and hoped to.
He is green but incredible willing with a good level head on his shoulders. He is lacking muscle tone and could use a little more over all conditioning and weight. He is sound and is free of any past injury or illness. He is a mild cribber but is controlled fully with a collar. With more activity the urge for cribbing will likely reduce. We did not see him crib at all during our visit.
His owner would love to see him go to a home that could provide him with love and attention. Someone skilled in continuing to bring him along, being mindful of his age but not letting that stop him from enjoying a full riding life. He has been very fortunate to have a very kind and gentle life – this means he does not present as his true age and has many years to give to someone.
Squire is a lovely homebred Thoroughbred gelding. He was born in 1999 and is around 16.2hh and maybe a little taller. This guy is steady and willing. He was started under saddle professionally as a youngster being sent away for 2 (two) weeks. Since then he has been very lightly ridden due to family circumstances and a crisis. He can walk, trot and canter under saddle – in and out of the ring.

 

Interested in County?

Find more Info by clicking the link below
https://mdequinetransition.org/horses/county-squire-squire/

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!
https://mdequinetransition.org/horses/

 

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!