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METS aims not only to assist horses and owners throughout the state, but also to educate horse enthusiasts from all over about the program and related subjects. This Blog aims to post news, events, and updates pertaining to the METS program so followers can stay informed. Read on to see what we’ve been up to!

METS made the front page of The Delmarva Farmer! We were contacted last month by freelance writer Joan Kasura, asking if she could feature METS in the next publication of The Delmarva Farmer. Of course, we were happy to give permission without hesitation! Joan was very professional and thorough during her interview. She told us she was unsure if it would make the front page, but would definitely be featured. So, we were pleasantly surprised to see if front and center when it was mailed to us this past week.

The article also highlights our greatest success story to-date, a gorgeous Thoroughbred mare being taken in by Virginia-based trainer, Michelle Craig. Be sure to pick up your own copy of The Delmarva Farmer to read about METS and the work we’re doing to help horses and owners throughout Maryland! Or check the article out at the link below!

The Delmarva Farmer METS Article

The Maryland Horse Council (MHC) is pleased to offer a new internship program for students interested in broadening their equine experiences and making a tangible impact on the welfare of all horses in the State of Maryland. Internships are available in the fall, spring, and summer, and are open to rising high school seniors and college students. Interns select from one of three tracks to gain practical experience in topics of interest, have flexible schedule options, and can earn college credit, all while participating in a one-of-a-kind industry-based initiative that will be a national model for equine transition and welfare.

To download an application or additional information, click on the below links:

Internship Application


Informational Document

Join us at one of six regional meetings to learn why the Maryland Equine Transition Service is a win-win for horses, your equine business, and the horse industry.

May 16, 2018   Frederick Co. Extension (10am)
330 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702

May 23, 2018  SMADC, Hughesville (10am)
15045 Burnt Store Rd,
Hughesville, MD 20637

May 29, 2018   Laurel Race Track (5pm)
198 Laurel Race Track Road,
Laurel, MD 20725

May 31, 2018   Tuckahoe Equestrian Center (10am)
619 Crouse Mill Rd,
Queen Anne, MD 21657

June 4, 2018    Baltimore Co. Ag Center (10am)
1114 Shawan Rd,
Cockeysville, MD 21030

June 5, 2018    MD Dept. of Ag, Annapolis (10am)
50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401

METS is a statewide equine safety net initiative of the Maryland Horse Council that provides alternatives for horses needing homes by helping owners identify and select the best transition options. Meet METS sessions are for any equine professional who is interested in the welfare of Maryland horses.

We will present a short description of the program’s history and goals as well as plans for the next two years. More importantly, we want to answer your questions and listen to your concerns, ideas, and feedback.  Our aim is to engage the entire equine community, from horse owners to industry leaders.

Together, we can keep horses out of the slaughter pipeline.

Get Answers to These Questions and More at Meet METS!

  • Why does Maryland need METS?
  • Who can join the METS Network and what are the benefits?
  • What do horses in transition look like?
  • How will Network members help horses in transition?
  • How much does it cost to help a METS horse?
  • How is METS different than MD rescues?
  • Why should industry professionals get involved?

If you have questions about Meet METS or becoming a Network member,
or if you have a horse in need of transition, contact Brittney Carow at

The Maryland Horse Council (MHC) announced receipt of a $750,000 grant to launch the Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS), a first-in-the-nation project to facilitate the responsible transition of horses whose owners are no longer able to care for them.

Read the Press Release on the Maryland Horse Council’s website.

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