New Life Center for Thoroughbreds seeks out retired Thoroughbred racehorses living both on and off the track who are desperately seeking second careers. We are frequently in touch with owners and trainers at racetracks in order to be informed of horses in need. Additionally, we will continue to form connections through social media, community outreach, and public awareness to share our mission.
When horses arrive at New Life, they are immediately evaluated as individuals and their physical, mental, and emotional needs are assessed at which time a plan of action will be created. During this stage, horses will also be evaluated by a veterinarian. Horses arriving directly from the track are given down time to allow their minds and bodies to relax and heal.
Horses who need to retire will live out the rest of their lives in peace and quiet receiving the love they deserve in New Life’s retirement center appropriately named, “Thoroughbred Life Center” or “TLC”. Horses that have the right personality and have otherwise been forced to retire will become a part of a healing program for people who have been hospitalized or are living in nursing homes, assisted living programs, or hospice care, for example.
Our re-training program at New Life Center for Thoroughbreds is designed to allow retired Thoroughbred racehorses to come into their own in a second career. We aim to promote the athleticism, kind nature, and versatility of the retired Thoroughbred through our re-training program. Once horses have reached a certain stage in their re-training, they will be placed up for adoption in order to be re-homed.
Off the track Thoroughbreds do not only end up in bad situations coming straight off the track. Too often, people who lack the experience and patience to re-start these capable equines end up severely misunderstanding them and, knowingly or unknowingly, send them down the road to undesirable situations. In addition to our re-training program for horses, we also offer programs to assist owners of retired Thoroughbred horses to learn how to correctly re-start and re-train their off the track Thoroughbred.