5 reasons to Consider Adopting an OTTB!

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Off-track Thoroughbreds, or OTTBs, are retired racehorses that have transitioned into new careers outside of racing. There are many benefits to adopting an OTTB, including:

  1. Versatility: OTTBs are known for their athleticism and trainability, which makes them suitable for a variety of disciplines, including dressage, show jumping, eventing, and even trail riding. They have a natural desire to please their handlers, making them great partners for a wide range of equestrian activities.

  2. Affordability: Because OTTBs are retired racehorses, they can often be adopted for a relatively low cost. Many organizations, such as the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and New Vocations, work to place retired racehorses in new homes and offer them at affordable adoption fees.

  3. Personality: OTTBs are known for their bold personalities and strong work ethic, which makes them enjoyable to work with and train. They have a desire to work and learn, and they thrive on positive reinforcement.

  4. Health: Racehorses are often well-cared for during their racing careers, and they undergo regular veterinary checkups and treatments to ensure their health and well-being. As a result, many OTTBs are in excellent health and condition when they retire from racing, making them a great choice for riders looking for a healthy, sound horse.

  5. Fulfillment: Adopting an OTTB can be a rewarding experience, both for the horse and the rider. Many OTTBs have had challenging careers as racehorses, and giving them a second chance at a new career can be incredibly fulfilling.

In addition to these benefits, adopting an OTTB can also be a great way to support the racing industry and help ensure that retired racehorses are well-cared for and find new homes. Many organizations work to facilitate the transition from racing to retirement and offer resources and support for adopters.

So if you're looking for a talented, affordable, and rewarding equine partner, adopting an off-track Thoroughbred may be a great option for you! Check out our adoption page here.

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