As an Equine Bodyworker who works with racehorses (gallopers & harness), I regularly get asked to help rehome horses once they are retired from racing. I LOVE doing this and over the years have successfully placed many horses in new homes. Horses listed here will be primarily horses I have worked on whilst they have been racing. For some, this is their entire career and for others when they come into the care of trainers who regularly use my services. This means I can offer a different perspective and additional information about the horses, their personalities, body issues, my opinion about suitability for different careers etc. Once a horse is retired they normally need a home fairly quickly, I will have a chat to see if the horse available suits your needs and more often than not put you in contact with the trainer. I would love to help you find your perfect match.
A special mention to the photographers who have provided their photos for free to help rehome these horses
Looking for an Off the Track Horse
Have you seen a horse advertised that you are interested in? Or generally looking and nothing so far matches? Please fill out our Expression of Interest Form and email to OTT@elementals.com.au. If we don't have anything that matches currently we can keep an eye out for you.
Transitioning your Off the Track Racehorse
Each horse is unique and may have very different needs as it transitions to Life after Racing. Experience with my own Off the Track horses (both Thoroughbred and Standardbred) has shown me that each horse adapts at their own pace, and each and may struggle with different aspects of their new life. For one of mine, it was moving into a herd, ulcers, and adjusting to a different diet (it took 3 years), for another finding balance under saddle, and a third needed a new job virtually straight away. You may have a horse that needs some space to recover from injury and the time needed for letting down can vary. To help in this regard, I have put together some resources which you may find useful. Click here for more information. I have also created a Facebook Group - Transitioning your OTT Racehorse as a place to swap ideas and provide support along the way.