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 aftercare, retraining and rehoming of our horses on their farms. These individuals have made it their mission to find Thoroughbreds a second career. Most of our Partner Farms are non-profit groups, and all of them follow the AAEP Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities.
Each Partner Farms conducts its own application approval process, although many use our Turning for Home sample application. Most adoption applications include basic information about the potential adopter, as well as more detailed information, such as a description or even photos 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.
After being approved for adoption, you may then set up an appointment to visit and even ride our horses. 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.