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, athletic 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.
The most important part of our adoption process is that there is an excellent match between horse and adopter. We want our horses to be placed in forever homes with individuals and families who will love and spoil them for the remainder of their lives. Some of our horses have extensive racing histories and need a bit of TLC following their careers. Others may simply need the right prospective rider to begin a new chapter in their lives. Regardless of where they have come from, we want our horses to land in the right hands and find their forever homes. In order to ensure that we meet this goal, we screen and interview all potential adopters.
We will do our best to give you as much information as possible about your new family member. Adopters are provided with an Adoption Tip Sheet which will include as much information about your new horse as we have available to us. Tip Sheets can include information such as: the horse’s most recent veterinarian, owner, breeder, racing history, record of injuries and/or ailments, recommended nutritional supplements and feed, bit size, blanket size, and recommended tree size for a saddle. We also include recommended schedules of maintenance regarding vaccinations, de-worming, teeth floating, etc.
Finally, we like to hear about your adventures with your Thoroughbred! Please stay in touch with us and let us know how things are going! We also love pictures and updates on social media. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.