Think you're ready to Adopt? 

Thoroughbreds can be successful show or pleasure mounts beyond the track. With proper training there are no limits to what these horses can do. Many have excelled in hunter/jumpers, dressage, eventing, competitive trail riding, foxhunting, 4H, barrel racing, carriage driving, pleasure riding, and as broodmares. These highly athletic and intelligent horses have a lot to offer individuals that take the time to teach them. After Race to the Finish Foundation (RFF) does their initial assessment of the horse and a training plan has been established, the usual initial training is approx. 2 months long. We then start to advertise the horse based on his personality and potential for future career. A potential adopter can check out our website or our Facebook page and see what type of horse we have available for rehoming.

Experienced, previous horse owners are preferred type of applicant for rehoming of the OTTB. But the novice rider can occasionally be paired with some of our more mellow OTTB’s. The OTTB’s personality will be evident in our ads.

When we look for a potential adopter for rehoming our OTTB, we want you to have a place to keep your horse, an established Veterinarian and personal references. We will be asking questions regarding stabling, experience, expectations, how you plan on caring for your new OTTB and whether or not you understand and agree to our adoption contract.

Rehoming is one of the most important aspects of our mission here at RFF. We want these horses to go to homes that will love, respect and care for them and homes that will keep these horse busy with their newfound careers as pleasure mounts.

Rehoming Facility Requirements:
If own farm – must have at least 1 acre per horse
If boarding facility – must have at least ½ acre per horse
Stall Size
At least 10 x 12
If there are no stalls, there must be adequate shelter in a pasture large enough to accommodate the horse(s), i.e. run-in for 2 horses should be at least 12 x 24
All horses must have access to adequate shelter based on the geographic location of the facility

Acceptable Fencing
Wood/vinyl rail/ split rail – at least 2 rails high
Woven wire/ horse fence/ no-climb fence/ mesh fence/ field fence, etc.
Electric tape/ braided rope/ coated wire (highly visible) – at least 4 strands high
Barbed wire never acceptable
T-bars must be capped

Personal Requirements of Adopter for Rehoming:
Must be at least 21 years of age – if younger, a parent may be added to application and sign contract if approved
Make no less than $35,000/ year or parents making no less than $35,000/year
Have owned a horse before (exception can be made if applicant has sufficient horse experience)
If a mare is wanted for breeding purposes, must have prior experience w/ foaling
Must be working with a trainer if a beginner  rider
Must have at least 3 personal references that are aware of horse experience and that have been to facility
Must have a vet reference that has been to the facility within the last year (if not, then farm call should be requested of applicant) * Boarding facility’s regular vet does not necessarily need to have applicant as a current client. Must have Farrier reference and must be working with a trainer if you are a first-time horse owner.