Off-the-track Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds offer horse-lovers unique qualities, including incredible athleticism and an immense amount of “heart.”
If you are looking for a new horse, or if you have long pondered the idea of adopting an animal in need, why not make this summer special by giving an OTTB a second chance at life? You can follow along the Thoroughbred and Standardbred blogs at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption (www.horseadoption.com) and read a little bit about some of the horses waiting for a new home to come along.
Program director Anna Ford (author of the best-selling book BEYOND THE TRACK: RETRAINING THE THOROUGHBRED FROM RACEHORSE TO RIDING HORSE) and her staff detail some of their experiences as they work to rehabilitate and retrain the dozens of racehorses they take in each year. Take a look at their blogs and the frequently asked questions on their web site, and consider if adopting a retired Thoroughbred or Standardbred might be your next horsey adventure. (Note: All three horses pictured here are available for adoption! Click on the photo to link to more information about them.)