|Transitioning a Thoroughbred from the racetrack to the
many other tracks of life takes dedication and patience.
The equine adoption market has changed dramatically in the past few years. Today's riders don't have much time or energy to put into training a horse that doesn't know the difference between trot and canter. This puts off-the-track Thoroughbreds at a distinct disadvantage because they need a period of transitional training to un-learn the ways of a racehorse and learn the ways of a riding horse. In the All-Stars Program our Thoroughbreds receive a 3-month period of consistent and intensive retraining to learn the fundamentals of being a riding horse. This makes them more attractive to people in the market to adopt a horse and increases their chances of adoption.
We have established five goals to be achieved by the end of each horse's retraining period.
To ReRun, it is very important that we fully disclose all the information we have on our horses to potential adopters. And the more we learn about our horses through the All-Stars Program, th emore information we can provide adopters to help them make informed decisions.
No amount of retraining will help our horses find new homes if we are not trusted by the public.
As a result of the All-Stars Program's activities, many of the barrier that stand in the way of Off-the-track-Thoroughbreds (OTTTB) finding new, long-lasting homes are eliminated, and their chances of adoption are greatly improved.
With the funding provided by the ASPCA, ReRun has the capacity to retrain 32 horses through the program. But better yet... for every horse we adopt out, one new horse can be accepted into our adoption program. This means that in a one-year period, the All-Stars Program potentially impacts the lives of 64 OTTTBs.
It takes someone with a lot of horse knowledge, riding skill, and OTTTB experience to properly transition a racehorse from the track. Our All-Stars Program retrainers, both amateurs and professionals, have these qualities... plus one more that makes them extra special. They value the talent and versatility of off-the-track Thoroughbreds and want to help them get a second chance at life.
Marilyn Haegele (NJ)
Diana Koebel (NJ)
Nikki McKinley (NJ)
Crystal Young (NJ)
Brianna Ilardi (NY)
Cymry Flood (NC)
Matthew Flood (NC)
Stuart Sutton (NC)
Carrie Butler (PA)
Ashley Malm (PA)
Dee Mollema (PA)
Randy Abernathy (VA)
Lisa Molloy (VA)