Metaphor, a 9-year-old Can-Am Sporthorse (PMU) from Cancade Farms in Saskatchewan (a member of NAERIC), has successfully competed in hunters, jumpers and dressage, schooled cross-country, trained to drive, foxhunts and has even worked cattle. He is owned by Practical Horseman’s Publishing Director, Susan Harding. | © Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore


Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

By Anna Morgan Ford


Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER)

Chapters include California, Illinois, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Ohio and Pennsylvania (Several offer adopted horses; all connect buyers with trainers.)

Equine Rescue

Walden, NY


Horse Protection Society of North Carolina (various breeds)

2135 Miller Road

China Grove, NC 28023


NAERIC (organization of responsible PMU ranchers)

PO Box 43968

Louisville, KY 40253-0968


New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program (Thoroughbreds & Standardbreds)

Dot Morgan, Executive Director

3293 Wright Rd.

Laura, OH 45337


The New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center

Watchtower Farm

189 South Road

Deerfield, NH 03037


United Pegasus Foundation (Thoroughbreds, PMU horses)

PO Box 173

Tehachapi, CA 93581


U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Office of Public Affairs (Mustangs)

1849 C Street, Room 406-LS

Washington, DC 20240



Extreme Mustang Makeover

Mustang Heritage Foundation

PO Box 703

Bertram, Texas


Are you searching for your perfect horse? Try a rescue! Go to, the premier classifieds site of the Equine Network, and to A Home for Every Horse to find your next equine partner!

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