When the hopes and the dreams of owners and trainers of prospective thoroughbred racehorses get dashed, we want to be there to offer a solution.We here at Second Stride believe that whether the retirement is due to lack of ability or injury or it's just plain time to quit...there is a future for that horse.
The thoroughbred horse is a versatile breed with a very strong work ethic. Second Stride was born from a fierce passion, for not only the racing industry so strong in Kentucky and elsewhere, but also for the horses involved. Partnering that passion with the desire to make a difference in the aftercare of these incredible animals, our founder reached out and the journey began. We have transitioned hundreds of horses into new and successful careers over the past ten years.
No matter at what level the horse comes to us, the expense of care is roughly the same. Housing, food, medical, maintenance and training on average can cost $1000 a month per horse and often an adoption fee will not match the expense. We fully rely on donations of any amount from generous animal lovers to continue this program. Every dollar donated goes to the care and training of these magnificent animals.
Our devoted and professional staff work diligently to connect the hearts of our beloved horses to that of an adopter with the same passion.