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Horse Discovery Centers are the latest effort to promote Maryland horse industry
Horse Discovery Centers are the latest effort to promote Maryland horse industry

At Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Howard County, visitors can see how employees and volunteers nurse abused horses back to health. At Full Moon Farm in Carroll County, 30-inch-tall miniature horses Muffin and Phillip are ready to greet those who stop by. Days End and Full Moon are among 35 newly certified Maryland Horse Discovery Centers, a new effort to boost the state's storied horse industry. Through farm tours, riding lessons and other activities, the centers are designed to stoke equestrian interests. "Each place is different, and that's part of the charm of it," said Ross Peddicord, director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, which developed the Horse...

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