Standardbreds Available For Adoption

Application To Adopt

Adoption fees start at $600 and are driven by expenses incurred while retraining, transporting, housing, and providing medical care for the horse. These horses are learning their balance under a rider and usually need an intermediate rider (who can post). Most have been shod their whole lives and may need to remain shod for their continued comfort. Some can canter, but many are not able to canter with a rider. Please take these facts into consideration so together we can make good matches for these horses.
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PS He's Perfect

7-year-old Bay Gelding

"PS He's Perfect" is a 7-year-old, 15.1 hand gelding. This fine-boned guy raced last year but was starting to stress his legs so his owner let him stop to give him a chance as a pleasure horse. After giving his legs a rest, he is just starting under saddle. He raced as a pacer but trots and canters when free.

Perfect is a cute guy and will be nice for a small rider. Keep looking for Facebook updates as his training progresses.  Adoption fee: $900-$1300.

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Jin Dandy

13-year-old Bay Gelding

Jin raced as a pacer up. This gelding has settled into his new lifestyle away from the track. He is 15.3 hands. After an extensive evaluation, we have decided the best option for Jin Dandy is as a companion horse. He is a gentle fellow and not dominant with other horses. Minimal adoption fee: $600, negotiable for an exceptional home.

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Mapple Bi

13-year-old Bay Mare

"Maple" is a 13-year-old, 15 hand Standardbred mare who is in training with Horses With Hope in Hope, Maine. Maple raced in harness as a trotter, not a pacer, until the age of six when she was retired to begin a new career as a broodmare. She has since had five foals, and now that all of the kids are grown she is ready for the next chapter in life. Upon initial evaluation, Maple appears to be a sweet and sensible mare who enjoys attention and takes it all in stride. We look forward to working more with this lovely lady and will be sure to post updates on her progress. Adoption fee: $600-$1300.

Blue

13-year-old Bay Gelding

Our friends at Horses With Hope in Hope, Maine, are working with a 16.1 hand Standardbred gelding named Blue. Originally a trotter in California. Blue ended up in a neglected condition and in need of some serious TLC, and he is definitely getting it!
Blue seems better suited to riding and ring work than to driving.
He is a handsome, sensitive gelding with great manners on the ground. Blue came with some discomfort and was under-muscled, but after a couple of months of conditioning, bodywork, and the addition of shoes, he has become much more comfortable.
Blue has had extensive work in-hand and long-lining to help him relax and soften. He is currently being ridden about 3 times a week at the walk and trot in the arena and is gaining confidence with a rider. He has also ventured out, showing great potential on the trails with a steady friend for company.
Interested in Blue or know someone who is? You can find the Horses With Hope application on their website with a bit more information about Blue.

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Banker’s Vault

6-year-old Bay Gelding

Banker’s Vault, “Banks” is a 6-year-old Standardbred who is in training with Horses With Hope in Hope, Maine. Banker is a handsome gelding who was just too slow for the track. Banks is with us to start his second career as a riding horse. We are excited to watch this young Standardbred progress in his training. Stay tuned for more updates as we get to know Banks. Adoption fee: $600-$1300.

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Annihilator

9-year-old Bay Gelding

“Niles” is tall dark and handsome. Niles is a 9-year-old, 17 hand gelding who was just too slow for the track. Niles raced as a pacer. He is currently being fostered and getting some downtime from racing. Stay tuned for more updates as we get to know Niles. Adoption fee: $600-$1500.

Ben N Crosby

8-year-old Bay Gelding

“Ben” raced as a pacer but has been slowing down so he's changing careers! Ben is an 8-year-old, 16-hand gelding who is taking all the changes he has faced with aplomb. He is currently being fostered in NH and has started under saddle. Stay tuned for more updates as we get to know Ben. Adoption fee: $600-$1500.

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CRUISIN' CRIDERS
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ART'S SAKE
ART'S SAKE

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NOT MY FIRST RODEO

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WILLOW LANE D
WILLOW LANE D

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FEISTY BARAN
FEISTY BARAN

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DOODAHMAN
DOODAHMAN

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POWER OFF
POWER OFF

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COURAGEOUS
COURAGEOUS

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MAY DAY JOJO
MAY DAY JOJO

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PEMBROKE ART

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MS. LYNETTE
MS. LYNETTE

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TENANT IN CHIEF
TENANT IN CHIEF

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SNOW IN AUGUST

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ANDERLECHT
ANDERLECHT

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COOL LADY DAGNEY
COOL LADY DAGNEY

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CARBON FOOTPRINT
CARBON FOOTPRINT

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BOLD WILLIE
BOLD WILLIE

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JUST ASK LESTER
JUST ASK LESTER

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ON THE AVENUE
ON THE AVENUE

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TSM ELECTRICELWOOD
TSM ELECTRICELWOOD

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MR. BLAKELY
MR. BLAKELY

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KATHY KAV
KATHY KAV

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AVON JANE D

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