Adoption of an off-track thoroughbred can be a wonderful adventure.  In addition to inviting a member of one of the oldest breeds on earth into your life, by adopting an off-track, you are also providing an alternative for a horse that could possibly be at-risk for ending up in a less than optimal and potentially life-threatening situation (e.g., a slaughter house).  Thoroughbreds are known for their great heart and willingness to please.  They are spirited, sophisticated and highly intelligent animals who, with diligent retraining, can become loyal partners well into their adult lives. 

Having said all of that, potential adopters should know what they are taking on when they decide to adopt a Thoroughbred from the race track.