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.
Horses Currently Looking for Homes
Rory is a 8 year old, solid chestnut (please continue to read lol), he is about 16.2/16.3hh, finer build. He is handsome, intelligent and athletic. I feel he would be suitable for eventing (up to 90cm), working equitation, trail riding, beach riding. I believe straight show jumping might be too hard on his body and he may get bored with showing or dressage, unless you have a lot of variety and hacking out in your routine. He would not be a good riding school horse and does not strike me as an EAL option right now.
He bonds well to people when they prove trustworthy and caring but doesn't care much for people in a hurry or too business like. He LOVES being told he is handsome and quite likes the occasional smooch (but not in front of anyone). He would not be a beginners horse and is best suited to someone who has experience with off the track horses. I have been told he is grumpy 'old man" and he can nip but I always found him to be easy to work with, although he was a clear communicator if I found somewhere sore. He was always very eager to see me and I always treated him free in his box. I saw him regularly for about 3 years and in that time he has almost had nothing wrong with him which indicates to me he is quite well balanced in his movement. I am told he moves well and has a comfy canter. He has been jumped a couple of times.
I feel he is not the type to be happy 100% in paddock unless there was suitable shelter. Although I am sure over time he could get used to the wilder side of life. He would love the balance of yard & shelter at night with day time turn out if it was on offer. He has the normal wear and tear of a horse who has raced for a few years. The only injury I am aware of is a small strain to his right shoulder (tricep) a year or so ago, the trainer can talk to you about anything else.
Which brings us to the TRAINER, he loves him, if he could keep him he would. There is no hurry to find him a home, it has to be the right home. Be aware if you would like Rory, his trainer will love regular updates and pics. Currently located at Mulgoa, Western Sydney.
Send me a text for more info - Rebecca 0419 003 530 and fill out the Expression of Interest Form and email to