It is a fact of life that there are numerous horses that don’t make the grade as youngsters, and it has been a bugbear of mine that some are not given the opportunity to mature and show the ability that they have. Happily, there is now a way of helping with the problem. See below:
The Stable To Stirrup Trust has the opportunity to provide a rehoming option for young standardbreds that are not going to make 2 year old racehorses or those that have made it to the track, but are not competitive enough to continue with.
This option is for those owners and/or trainers that do not have the resources or time to provide for these young horses, i.e. until they are older/stronger for racing or being broken into saddle for rehoming.
Traditionally re-homers do not take younger horses (for riding) as 2 year olds. However, STS has been able to obtain some additional land which will enable us to take these horses and give them some time, whilst still being handled and having human interaction on the ground.
These horses can be signed over to the Trust (with or without a donation) as long as the transfer of ownership papers is completed. We are also open to discussing other options, so if you want to enquire of discuss further, please contact Kerry Helm on 021 201 0899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to think that there may be some situations where a young standardbred owned by the Trust could be reintroduced back to the racing industry when it is older and stronger if all parties are happy for this to happen, but there is more work and thought to be done in this area at this stage.