The Thoroughbred is the most versatile of breeds and can adapt to other disciplines very quickly. Although they are primarily bred for racing thoroughbreds excel in many other spheres, being highly intelligent, athletic, and very retrainable.
Unlike other breeds, if a thoroughbred starts life at a training yard from an early age they will be well handled, well-travelled and have experienced a lot more than other horses of a similar age. Many of the horses that come to the Centre have had some form of racing career, but for whatever reason, come to us as they are no longer commercially viable as a racehorse.
We also take older horses, or those who have injuries that prevent them from being ridden, and they are rehomed as companions wherever possible.
Many of our ex-racehorses can and do live a useful and sound life well into their 20s and beyond. Often, they are overlooked but in reality they have so much to offer – especially as companion horses.