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Information for owners looking to place a horse includes an overview of unwanted horses in the U.S., how to own responsibly, what an owner should ask before donating their horse, and guidelines for owners on rehoming their ex-racehorse. From the Unwanted Horse Coalition, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the Kentucky Horse Council and The Jockey Club.
It’s Time to Retire Your Racehorse: Now What?
Your final act as his owner may the most important one in your Thoroughbred racehorse’s life.
The Unwanted Horse in the U.S. (AAEP)
A review of the unwanted horse issue, presented at the 2008 AAEP Summer Healthy Horses Workshop, Austin, TX.
The Problem of the Unwanted Horse: Own Responsibly (Unwanted Horse Coalition)
What it means to act responsibly regarding the long-term needs of your horse.
FAQs About Unwanted Horses in the U.S. (AAEP)
General questions regarding unwanted horses.
Questions Horse Owners Should Ask Before Donating Their Horse (Unwanted Horse Coalition)
What every owner should ask before giving up care and control of their horse.
Considerations in Supporting Equine Rescue Efforts (Kentucky Horse Council)
Some key things to consider before donating or placing your horse with an organization or individual.
Transitioning the Retired Racehorse (AAEP)
Guidelines for equine practitioners, adoption organizations and horse owners regarding physical assessments and costs of housing, retraining and rehoming the ex-racehorse.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Retirement Check-off Program (The Jockey Club)
Contribute to Thoroughbred Aftercare by contributing when you register your foal with The Jockey Club.
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Click here to view organizations listed with the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Aftercare program.