We work with rural neighborhoods to home pasture-sound Thoroughbreds in unused fields
Community Horse Sanctuary Helps
Many race horses retire with no place to go and Community Horse Sanctuary is made to fix this problem.
Horses are expensive to retrain and often incur non-life-threatening injuries at the track. And even when a horse does find a post-racing career, circumstances can change over the years leaving the horse in need of a safe place to live out its life. Owners often do not have land to house them. Each year ~140,000 horses are shipped to Canada & Mexico for slaughter and former race horses are a significant part of the population.
CHS works with communities of property owners and volunteers* to:
Install or upgrade horse-safe fencing, shelter, water access
Check on well-being of horses daily and feed grain/hay as appropriate
Arrange farrier and veterinary visits on a regular schedule
Move horse to a central barn if it requires additional care
Property owner provides pasture
Volunteers check on horses daily and feed grain/hay
Central community barn provides facilities to evaluate new horses and care for injuries/illness
CHS works with owner to upgrade facilities, manage horse welfare and provide centralized tools and administration