Taking care of our own doesn’t end when our horses leave the racetrack. We rely on a network of equine professionals who are experienced in the difficult transition from life as a racehorse to a successful new career.
We have an incredibly talented team that specializes in the rehabilition, retraining and rehoming of our horses on their farms. These individuals have made it their mission to find Thoroughbreds a second career. Our pre-approved Partner Farms are continually screened non-profit groups (or are encouraged and trained to start a non-profit), and all of them follow the AAEP Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities.
Each Partner Farm is responsible for standing behind its choice of adopters, and submits our Turning for Home sample application. Adoption applications include basic information about the potential adopter, as well as more detailed information of the prospective adopter’s farm or boarding facility. In addition, all potential adopters must provide multiple references, such as a current veterinarian, friend, neighbor or employer. All approved adopters must also sign a No Auction/Right of First Refusal agreement for each horse before transfer is complete.
After being approved for adoption, you may then set up an appointment to visit and ride our horses. The contact information for each Partner Farm is in the information for the available horses. Please be courteous! We ask that if you must cancel or postpone your appointment, please let the farm know as soon as possible. Time spent waiting on a potential adopter who never shows up takes time away from working with other horses or meeting with someone else who could adopt another horse from the facility. If we can be of help in any way to find your future partner, please reach out and let us know!