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I think we can assume that these folks are having a tough time, and will continue to struggle for some time to come.
There are plenty of organizations that need your help, whether for Houston or The Keys or wherever… but please don’t forget these organizations – so many of these places have been decimated.
It was his handsome appearance that first captured the attention of 19-year-old Rue Carmen, an engineering student and member of the Equestrian Team at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. “I was on the internet looking for a horse,” Carmen said. “I was looking for a project horse, one I could work with and develop. As a college student, my price range wasn’t very big. Naturally, we first looked for horses in Georgia. I didn’t think I would have to go up to Virginia. But I found the TRF, and `Big’ was the first horse I looked at.
Consider adopting a horse from the islands! We are pleased to have Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare (CTA) join our growing family of Thoroughbred rescue and retraining centers.
Did you know that hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses bred in the States arrive in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands each year? Plus, all of the racehorses bred in Puerto Rico annually are also US horses, and are registered with the Jockey Club with their charts maintained by Equibase. Imagine the challenge of transitioning thoroughbreds born in the States back to the mainland. CTA believes every racehorse deserves a happy ending – even if that race career ends in a remote Caribbean destination
Though CTA is a relatively new non-profit aftercare, some of the people behind CTA have been retiring, rehabilitating and rehoming OTTBs for over a decade. CTA provides a process for Thoroughbreds that have been shipped to the islands to race, as well as those born in Puerto Rico, to find good second careers in the islands and back in the States. Because of their island location, CTA is able to work with adopters to assist them in bringing home the horse of their dreams.
Please join us in supporting CTA because of the amazing work that they do. CTA is a registered 501(c)(3). Visit their website for more information, including their adoption contract, policies, and events: CTA Website.
We are pleased to welcome Florida TRAC as a listing organization. Check back soon to view their horses!
Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aftercare, retraining and adoptive services to Thoroughbred racehorses at the end their racing careers. Located near Palm City, Florida, Florida TRAC has recognized the need for a dignified retirement for retired racehorses. In partnership with Gulfstream Park and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), Florida TRAC provides retraining and aftercare services to hundreds of horses, preparing them for second careers in show jumping. hunter classes, eventing, trail riding, dressage, police work and even therapy for children and veterans.