Rocky's Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc.
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 email: [email protected] for an appointment

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*********  It's raffle time again !!!!!  *********

Today starts our second annual fall hay raffle. Last year final total was $3900. Can we do more this year? Perfect timing for the holiday season. Will you be this years winner?
The rules are listed below. 

           1 ticket is $5 or you can buy 5 tickets for $20.

Please use the "friends and family" on PayPal (if you don’t it will lower the amount of the 50/50 due to their fees). If you don’t follow us on Facebook and want to send a check we will message you our mailing address upon request. Email Sharon at [email protected]

1. Ends Nov. 21, 2021 at midnight. Any entries not received by        that time will not be entered.
2. Must be 18 years of age to participate
3. No board members or family in their residence can participate
4. Winner chosen using the random number generator
5. Winner contacted by phone and or email.
6. Winner receives 50% of all monies collected

We are holding a 50/50 raffle via Facebook. This will be a fundraiser to help feed the horses for the winter months. We are expecting a very long and cold winter so we are doing our best to stock up on extra hay supplies.

The raffle will start October 15th, 2021. We will post updates for assigned ticket numbers in the comments section on the Facebook post. Every dollar coming into the rescue goes to the horses.

Use the link below to buy your tickets.

Link to volunteer page. 

No experience necessary. If you love horses. If you want to make a real difference in the life of a rescue animal. If you can commit the time and energy needed. Please join us !

Newest Rescues Oct. 2021

 We bought her at auction last night. Just like another recent horse we bought there, she was just there a month ago.
Her name was Nubs, totally dislike that name so we are renaming her Cleo short for Cleopatra. She’s a queen that needs to be treated like a queen not shuffled around.
All we know is she’s 18 rides nice and has done some cow work.

Second horse of the day getting on the right trailer was known as Marv. We have changed his name for his fresh start also, to Clint Eastwood aka barn name Clint.
Need to be very clear and straight forward.
Clint is close to 500 pounds underweight and has cellulitis in his right hind leg. Clint will be put on a strict re feeding program and antibiotics for his leg.
Teeth vetting and dental will all need to be done as well. Clint will be a costly rehab but is worth every cent. Said he was Amish owned then at a camp. We choose to not look at his past and focus on where he is going.

Our Josie has been adopted by Anita Kennedy !

Rose has been chosen by Peggy Magnanelli. Can’t wait to hit the trails with Peggy and Rose.
Happy trails ladies.

Ivy and Deano have been adopted by the Bushue family. So excited to see these 2 amazing horses get a home together. Deano (chestnut) is 23 and is amazing with kids. Ivy black) at 16 is getting a fresh start in her new life.

Thor has been adopted !

Congratulations Karen and Will Lyons.  Keep us updated .


4 new saves  August 21, 2021

 8 year old Andalusian that was sold by a dealer. Andalusians aren’t normally seen in auctions. We did have the winning bid against another dealer.
He was one of the last horses to go through around 10pm last night. He too will be in quarantine for a minimum of 30 days. All vetting, farrier and dental will be done during that time also. Right now he has front shoes on.


18 year old mare that was a camp horse. She needs a little weight and we will be having her teeth and feet done. She rides nice and will be placed for adoption after a minimum of 30 days in quarantine, weight gain and full vetting and riding evaluation.

 Bob (previously Indy)
9 year old paint gelding. We were able to find out a little background. He was sold at the same auction during their New Year’s Day auction only to be returned to yesterday’s auction, with a lot less weight on him. He is going to be costly to get to the bottom of the lumps and his weight issues. He cost us $500 in total last night. 
We will update regularly on his condition and or progress.

New mare came in today from the kill pen. She’s in rough shape but is already receiving meds and being taken excellent care of at her quarantine. Vet has already given orders on what meds etc., we have seen a lot worse. She will get better soon.
The puncture wound did happen at the kill pen, which as of right now is over flowing 
with horses. We cannot take any more in at this time. This is our 4th intake in less then 14 days.

August 21, 2021  
Montgomery Fair
Rocky's own Drill Team

Ajax Adopted !

Long road to get Ajax to the horse that he is. But as I’ve said many many times. That is exactly what we are here for. Each horse has its own set of issues, just like people. There is no such thing as a perfect horse or person. We just learn to work with who and what we are.
Ajax he took a little more time to get there but his trainer, Aaryanne Cloutier with ACE Horsemanship, did an amazing job getting him to who we knew he was.
Congratulations to his owner, Kim Williams and Ajax, welcome to the Rocky's family.

Rose and Thor                                   July 05,2021

Colt is a gypsy vanner cross  and mom is a beautiful TWH. 

Horse prices are incredibly high since Covid hit. I know it makes no sense but neither does a 2 month old baby nursing on its momma being in an auction barn. They said momma looks defeated and sad. Can we be their freedom ride today? All donations are 100% tax deductible.


Rose and Thor have settled in nicely to quarantine. 2 fans are being set up now to help them stay cool with all the hot weather we are having.
Rose is a beautiful TWH very gentle and loving. Thor is approximately 3-4 months old and is just as gentle and loving as his mother.  The papers of his sire are in the pictures.
They won’t see the inside of another sale barn as long as we are alive. Rose was tired and weary. She’s relaxing now. 


Welcome Three Sixty now renamed Thrixie. 2 other rescues asked if we could take in a pregnant Tb who has been moved around quite a bit recently. Her bail was $1500. She is rumored to have come from a Quarter horse breeding farm. This was very unplanned and our resources are tight with the current hay costs. PLEASE donate what you can for 

Thrixie and her foal.

April 2021:  Thrixie had and recovered from a case of strangles. Thankfully she has recovered before giving birth. She is due any day.


Overnight Thrixie gave birth to a healthy colt. He has been named Anthony (Tony)


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


The Frederick News-Post article about the rescue and how the community care together to make it a reality
June 28, 2021


 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.