Rocky's Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc.
Call 240-367-7256 or
 email: [email protected] for an appointment

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Winter at the Rescue

Jan. 2021 Rescue

We have named her Ariel. She is a big 16.2 hd bay mare around 9 years old. She may be pregnant. After she settles in we shall have the vet out to check. She stood at the pen for weeks and contracted strangles while there. She is in quarantine as we do with all new animals. Strangles is very contagious so we must ensure she is still not contagious. 

This video shows you what a kill pen is like. Taken during one of our trips to pull horses.

We saw this cute 12 year old pony while getting the 6 broncs onto their trailer. She is a cutie. Rides nicely. More Buttercup in the future.

Joy has been adopted by the Shipskys. 


The link to our Facebook page

Well we have a surprise. Suspicions acknowledged. River is about 6 months pregnant. Dr. Tuck did confirm some other thoughts that this young 8 year old mare has been used as a broodmare. Which for her this will be her last baby. 
Today River cost the rescue $220 to have her checked and a sonogram done. If you would like to contribute towards these costs please see the link below.
Update: Whisper is also pregnant and will be due around the same time as River. Yes BOTH MARE WERE IN A KILL PEN PREGNANT AND WITH COLTS BY THEIR SIDES......

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Due to the recent events associated with the Covid19 Rocky's is closed to visitors. Volunteers are taking care of the horses but donations are needed to get us through this hard time. Any donation is greatly appreciated and goes directly to the care of the animals. Our founder runs a small business to supplement the rescue funding. Her business has closed down following state regulations until further notice.

 What is Rocky's Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation ?

Rocky's Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation is a 501c3 non-profit horse rescue ( EIN# 46-5656223) located in Thurmont, Maryland. It is run and cared for with a 100% volunteer staff.  We rescue equines from all over the United States to give horses, donkeys, and mules a soft place to land after being abused, neglected, or thrown away at an auction to the highest bidder. We also assist in helping horse owners find a new home for their horse if we are unable to take them in to the rescue.

Our goal as a rescue is to rescue , evaluate , rehabilitate , and find them forever homes.  This process can be easy or difficult depending on the needs of the animal rescued. Many of our equines are adopted out to live their lives happy in their forever home. However, some of the equines we rescue can't be homed and these equines will live out their lives at our Sanctuary.  Most of our horses, donkeys, and mules can be found on the "Our Horses" tab above.