Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to retraining and re-homing retired thoroughbred racehorses. We are an all-volunteer organization located in scenic Spencer, New York whose thoroughbreds come both straight off the track and through local at-risk sales ads. Once at our facility, our horses are assessed and given downtime before starting a suitable retraining program to prepare them for a new career. Our training philosophy is horse-centered; helping the horses learn a discipline they are willing and able to excel at based on both physical and mental strengths and abilities. Our thoroughbreds start their training by learning to be more balanced at the walk, trot and canter as well as learning to have smoother transitions between gaits. Some of our thoroughbreds are introduced to poles and cross rails, eventually graduating to jumping small courses and competing at local shows.
As part of our educational outreach programming, Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. has an established horsemanship program that offers riding education at our facility. We offer year-round horseback riding lessons for children and adults and a summer fun program designed for children who love horses and want to learn more about riding and horse management, with specific emphasis on thoroughbred aftercare. We teach English style riding, jumping and dressage starting from the basics – grooming, tacking and mounting. Our focus is on promoting learning in a fun, safe environment.
The mission of Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. is to provide Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) with a soft landing after the end of their racing careers by giving them ample rehabilitation and retraining, transitioning them to a new career. We also work to educate and demonstrate to the public how versatile and trainable thoroughbreds are through clinics, shows, parades, community events, etc. All stallions/colts are gelded upon arrival and all of our mares are adopted with a no breeding contract. We regularly network thoroughbreds needing homes in our area and maintain an active social media presence. Thoroughbreds are known for their athleticism, heart and desire to please.
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Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. 121 Dawson Hill Road
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