RACEHORSE REHOMING

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.

Horses Currently Looking for Homes

Monty

Monty is an athletic, NZ standardbred (pacer) with stunning good looks. He is approx  16hh,  9 years old, dark bay/brown.  He was highly successful in his racing career and we are looking for a very special home for him.  He is much loved by the trainer and his family as you can see in the photo's.  I found him easy to be around when I treated him and he has a quality of muscle that comes with a high-performance athlete.

 

He will potentially suit lower level endurance, driving, showing, trail riding, adult riding club, liberty, working equitation.  I don't see him suitable for a jumping career but could probably pop over some smaller jumps for fun. He has a great work ethic. Monty will need someone experienced in retraining standies to saddle is relatively short backed so will need a lean/smaller rider.  Monty was a rig until 9 years old and was gelded early December. He is still on box rest but will be out in a paddock shortly.   He will likely retain some stallion behaviour like pooing along the fenceline and the occasional squeal.  He has not been in a paddock with another horse so he would need to be introduced slowly into a herd if this was your plan.  

 

He has the normal wear and tear of a horse that raced and some old injuries that did not prevent him racing.  As usual, we recommend a vet check if you want to compete to ensure suitability to your sport and the level at which you wish to compete.

Last raced 19 September 2020 and located at The Oaks.

Send me a text for more info - Rebecca 0419 003 530 and fill out the Expression of Interest Form and

email to OTT@elementals.com.au

 

 

Henry

Henry may have found his perfect home via his trainer.

Henry is a 5 year old Thoroughbred with only 7 starts, it turns out he does not want to be a racehorse.  He is the son of Arlington and that stallion stamps most of his babies with the same stunning good looks and wonderful temperament, Henry is no exception.  He is approximately 16.2hh and elegant.  He is kind, sensitive, willing (if he trusts you), and loving.  Henry had a slightly rough start to riding and gets worried around people that are loud, busy, or harsh but is divine if you are a quieter type of person.  His weight-bearing area is relatively short so he will need a smaller rider.  I feel like he could do anything but would be best suited to eventing, trail riding or working equitation, something with a bit a variety.  He is sound and understands a bit of round yard work. 

I have not treated this horse as he was located in Port Macquarie but I do know the trainer well and I have really liked getting to know him since he relocated for rehoming.

 

As usual, we recommend a vet check if you want to compete to ensure suitability to your sport and the level at which you wish to compete.

Last raced 20 December 2020 and is located in Bowral

Send me a text for more info - Rebecca 0419 003 530 and fill out the Expression of Interest Form and email to OTT@elementals.com.au

 

 

 

Johnny

Johnny is a stunning bay gelding with some bling and a tail to die for.  He is 6 years old.

 

He is handsome and was always a little reserved when I treated him.    He would be an ideal Interschools horse, he is quite a good mover and would probably love the variety of a bit of dressage, low-level eventing, and jumping.  He is the type of guy who would thrive with a young person fussing over him and giving him lots of love (and no doubt treat).  I am told he is very easy to do everything with and fell asleep at the races....often)

He is still on a full racehorse diet so you will need to be experienced in making the transition or have access to someone who can guide you. As usual, we recommend a vet check if you want to compete to ensure suitability to your sport and the level at which you wish to compete.

Last raced 9 Jan 2021 and located at Kembla Grange.

Send me a text for more info - Rebecca 0419 003 530 and fill out the Expression of Interest Form and

email to OTT@elementals.com.au

 

 

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