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ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Maggie Morris

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the ASPCA’s Right Horse program. This week’s adoptable horse is Maggie Morris! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your Right Horse.

Photo courtesy Maryland Equine Transition Service

Adoptable Horse: Maggie Morris, a 23-year-old 15.3hh Thoroughbred mare
Organization: Maryland Equine Transition Service (Owner Assistance Program @ DEFHR), Woodbine, Md.

Get to Know Adoptable Horse Maggie Morris

After recently losing her herd mate, Maggie Morris is seeking a new home where she can be a companion to other horses and get the attention she deserves. Maggie is a beautiful 2001, 15.3hh registered Thoroughbred mare who has been in her current home for 8 years. She lost her gelding companion at the end of April and is now alone. Her owner debated over getting another horse to keep Maggie company or rehoming her but ultimately made the difficult decision to rehome her since they are dealing with health issues of their own and can’t take on another horse.

Maggie is a kind soul who loves getting doted on. She stood quietly untied while her owner brushed her all over and picked up all four hooves. She was haltered and led easily around her paddock. Maggie did get nervous and slightly pushy when they took her out of her paddock for photos, but settled down quickly once she was back where she was comfortable and confident. More frequent and consistent handling, and another equine friend, will probably help boost her confidence once she settles in at her new home.

Maggie seems to have great manners all-around and would be an excellent companion horse for a wide variety of homes. When settled and in her routine, she’s well-behaved enough for an advanced beginner to work with. She’s good with both mares and geldings. Maggie does well in a stall, but can also enjoy living outside 24/7. Her owner does blanket her during the winter, but she requires no other special care beyond that. She’s an easy keeper and is currently getting no supplements or meds to keep her comfortable and healthy. Maggie is updated on farrier and deworming, and her owner is willing to get all shots and Coggins updated as well. While it’s been a couple years since her teeth were floated, she’s having no trouble chewing and is maintaining her weight with ease.

If you are in need of a buddy horse, give Maggie your consideration — she’s a love bug!

Contact Maryland Equine Transition Service today about ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, Maggie Morris.

Photo courtesy Maryland Equine Transition Service

Could this week’s adoptable horse be the Right Horse you have been waiting for? Click here for more information about Maggie Morris, the ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week.

ASPCA Right Horse

ASPCA Right Horse is the online adoption platform of The Right Horse Initiative, a collection of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. A program of the ASPCA, their goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To find more adoptable horses and foster horses, visit To learn more about The Right Horse, a program of the ASPCA, visit

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