METS is on the move. A skilled team will travel to each horse’s location to conduct a comprehensive assessment and provide transition options.

Maryland Equine Transition Service employs professional, trained equine experts that will conduct a mobile assessment at the horse’s location. When an owner calls METS, the staff will gather general information and schedule an appointment for assessment. A team of assessors, including staff and volunteers, will meet at the horse’s location (e.g., owner’s or boarding property) for a one- to two-hour visit. This visit is free of charge to any owner who wishes to donate, surrender or sell (<$2500) their horse.

The session will typically include:

  • a general health and soundness assessment
  • a behavioral assessment
  • a comprehensive verbal history provided by the owners
  • a riding assessment if applicable and appropriate (this is an observation of the horse being ridden by the owner or other rider)
  • a discussion of options based on preliminary results

Owners make the final decision on which option, if any, they choose to select.

METS staff member inspecting a horse's teeth

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Do you Need mets services?

If you are in need of any of the services METS offers, please use the Owner Assistance Application Form linked below.