The following information is provided as a reference for those who have chosen to retrain an ex-racehorse. The information furnished here should not be viewed as personal and direct advice for your specific situation. As with all cases, you should consult a horse professional (trainer, veterinarian, farrier) who can provide a proper recommendation on how to deal with your specific situation. We always recommend that you seek professional advice!

What to Expect from an Ex-Racehorse:

Bringing Your Horse Home
What Your Ex-racehorse Knows
A Bit on Shoes and Your Horse

Tracing Your Horse’s Past

How to learn more about your horse’s pedigree and race record
Equineline — Purchase race records, pedigree information, and other extensive reports

More Reading

​Beyond the Track – NEW EDITION

Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse
Anna Morgan Ford with Amber Heintzberger and Sarah Coleman