Kristen Vlietsra from Saddlery Solutions (located in San Jose, California) and Patricia Cooper from Fine Used Saddles (out of Houston, Texas) spent the day at TRNL on 11/16/2016. One of our adoptees, Untameable, and his owner, Amy Zapata, had the opportunity to be outfitted with a saddle that finally fit both of them! Untameable hadn't been comfortable in work for some time. After his lengthy racing career, he developed muscular asymmetry throughout his body and specifically his topline. This created a…Read more
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The Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions from our friends and donors goes toward day-to-day needs for our horses, as well as long-term barn improvements. Support TRNL by viewing our adoptable horses, sponsoring a horse, or contributing to our day-to-day barn needs via PayPal using the button below.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR MISSION TO RESCUE, REHABILITATE, RETRAIN, REHOME
AND ASSIST WITH THE RETIREMENT OF THOROUGHBREDS!
Thank you for visiting the website of the Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana (TRNL), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, rehome, and assist with the retirement of ex-racehorses. Although the horse industry in Louisiana has certainly seen better days, Thoroughbred racing continues to remain popular and highly competitive across the state. Louisiana is the home to 4 major race tracks:
- Fairgrounds (New Orleans)
- Evangeline Downs (Lafayette)
- Delta Downs (Vinton - by Lake Charles)
- Louisiana Downs (Bossier City)
Few states can boast that they offer racing enthusiasts such variety as well as the attraction of practically year-round events. To sportsfolk, racing is exciting, fun, and sometimes lucrative. There are few experiences that can equal the thrill of watching your favorite equine stretch across the finish-line ahead of the field. This is largely what the public sees and hears about. There is so much more.
Seldom does the public read headlines about the exploitation of the Thoroughbred breed. Seldom are stories shared in mainstream publications about the huge population of unwanted ex-racers and the Thoroughbreds who have been subjected to unheard of abuses. The mainstream public is rarely informed about the Thoroughbreds that are auctioned-off to "meat men" and then sent to slaughter in Mexico and Canada to be processed for human consumption in foreign countries.
Please join us in our efforts to offer these magnificent animals a new lease on life!