Current SHEW Horses



Saved from a fate of being big cat food, Leo was rescued in poor body condition. We didn’t even think he would make it on the way home from the auction. That was five years ago. Today, Leo is a barn favorite. His favorite thing is mealtime! Due to his dietary needs and advanced age, Leo is available for onsite foster only.


Girlygirl was rescued from auction in April 2018. A few months in to her rehab, we realized she was pregnant! She gave birth to Little Miss Sunshine on March 26, 2018. Girlygirl is available for adoption.

Girlygirl is an 8-year-old POA mare standing at 13.1 hands. She is going under saddle. She would be best suited to an intermediate to advanced rider. Contact us to learn more about her!

Little Miss Sunshine

Sunny was an unknown two-for-one deal when we rescued her dam, Girlygirl. This little bundle has had the chance to live a life thanks to SHEW! Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see her as she grows up!

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Dancin’ in the Dark

SHEW is part of the Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) network, which serves to keep Maryland equines safe in times of owner transition. In March 2019, SHEW took in Dancer through the METS program. He is an off-the-track thoroughbred with a distinct racing history. Dancer is gaining weight and beginning his new life.


This old soul was rescued from auction in 2019. Upon intake, his extremities were cold and his heart rate barely detectable. Merlin was so emaciated, our best hope had been to give him dignity, respect, and love in his final hours. As is the case with many horses that come through our gates, Merlin showed us true resilience and is now a healthy weight and learning to trust people.

Merlin, a barn favorite, is a special senior. He’s a Rocky Mountain Horse gaited gelding that stands at 14.1 hands. He would be best suited for a home that would love and adore him, letting him give an occasional ride to the grandkids. He’s ready for adoption or offsite foster to the right loving home! Contact us to learn more about him!


Zena was rescued from auction in May 2019 along with Merlin. A sweet unusual-looking pony mare, Zena would be an excellent mount for an advanced beginner. She’s flashy and awfully cute. Zena is enthusiastic and friendly.

She’s ready for adoption! She stands at 13.2 hh. She’s sound, healthy, and up-to-date on everything. She has no limitations! Contact us to learn more about her!

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Haven came to SHEW as a four-month-old who had spent the winter tied to a tree with nothing but a metal bucket for water. He was rightfully terrified of people, but with love and persistence, he came around and learned to love and trust the SHEW volunteers.

Haven was started by Carl O’Callaghan. He was then adopted to a loving home, but through no fault of his own, he needed to be returned to SHEW. SHEW offers a safety net for the life of each horse that comes through our barn. Now four years old, Haven will be ready for adoption soon!