Get Help – Assistance Programs

Healthcare Rebates

MFFH offers financial assistance for unusually expensive procedures and/or short-term help with normal health care.

How it works:

  • First, confer with your health care provider* to get a diagnosis and estimate. If you don’t have one, we can assist with a referral.
  • Next, study the Frequently Asked Questions so that you’ll understand the details of how the program works and what your financial responsibility will be.
  • Then, submit an Application.
  • If approved, we’ll make a payment directly to your health care provider* to help cover the cost of the procedure.

*Note that veterinary, farriery and dentistry services are also covered under this program.

Gelding Vouchers

If you purchase or adopt a colt or stallion, MFFH can help you obtain castration services. Geldings are the most sought-after and marketable horses. We want to help you turn your colt or stallion into a safer, more trainable partner.

How it works:

  • Obtain an Application, then review it with a veterinarian.
  • If the veterinarian certifies that you and your horse qualify, we’ll contribute up to $250 toward the cost of a routine castration.

Hay Vouchers

MFFH provides temporary assistance with the purchase of hay* for horse owners in need. Unlike a traditional “hay bank,” we arrange with local hay farmers and vendors around the state to provide hay to our clients.

How it works:

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions to determine if you qualify for this program;
  • Submit an Application form;
  • If your application is approved, we will refer you to a hay vendor in your area and provide you with a voucher. You can use the voucher as a form of payment.

*Note: in certain circumstances feed may be available as well, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Consultation and Referrals

Trying to figure out how to rehome a beloved horse when your life circumstances don’t support continued horse ownership? Need help finding a vet, farrier, or other professional? Looking for advice or referrals for training or problems with horsekeeping on your property? Maryland Fund For Horses has access to an extensive network of equine professionals, service providers, and people who might be able to help you. Contact us today!