METS can facilitate placement within a wide network of equine professionals who are ready to help horses in transition.
METS works with a select group of industry-based organizations, businesses, and individuals that support the mission of METS. The Network includes associations, clubs, trainers, training facilities, riding stables, boarding facilities, rescues, and therapeutic riding centers, as well as veterinarians and other equine industry professionals.
The METS staff will help facilitate a transition to a Network site if the horse is a good candidate for existing programs or would benefit from rehabilitation or retraining to increase its likelihood of finding a permanent home.
Network members are notified when a horse is available through METS. When a Network member is interested in a specific horse, METS will facilitate the transfer from the owner direct to the Network member. At no time will METS take ownership of a horse.
All Network members sign an agreement that no METS horse will be taken to auction or slaughter, they must meet or exceed the MHC’s Standards of Care, and they must be licensed through the Maryland Horse Industry Board, or be a Thoroughbred farm in good standing with the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Owners can feel secure in knowing that horses placed with Network members are in good hands.
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.