Our Programs

New Horizons

Providing a new beginning for retired racehorses and other horses in transition through our New Horizons retraining and re-homing program.

Our Programs

New Horizons

New Horizons

Providing a new beginning for retired racehorses and other horses in transition through our New Horizons retraining and re-homing program.

Industry Collaboration

Industry Collaboration

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New Horizons, our Transition Horse Program, is a proud ASPCA Right Horse Industry Partner committed to making a difference in the lives of retired racehorses (aka off-the-track Thoroughbreds or OTTBs) and other horses in transition. At New Horizons, we are dedicated to their retraining and re-homing, offering these remarkable horses a second chance at a fulfilling life.

In collaboration with ASPCA Right Horse Adoption Partners, including Win Place Home, we offer these horses in transition a second chance, enabling them to actively participate in our vocational horsemanship and equine-assisted programs as we prepare them for new careers. We recognize the shared journey of transition that both our equine partners and the at-risk groups we work with experience, and through this program, we aim to provide these horses with a second chance while contributing to the healing and empowerment of our participants.

Retired racehorse Benedict looks out from round pen

Adopt A Horse

All of our New Horizons horses are available for adoption. Each of these horses undergoes extensive ground manners training and desensitizing, ensuring they are safer and more adoptable. Explore the profiles of our available horses below. We’ll have videos and more information soon.

For inquiries about the adoption process or any of our available horses, please contact Simon at 805-325-8789 or via email.

Everett - O Brother - retired racehorse OTTB California

Everett

2019 Thoroughbred gelding. 16.2 hh. Bay.

Adoption Fee: $ 3,000

Meet Everett, a rising star born on April 28, 2019. The impressive 5-year-old OTTB has a mindset that sets him apart. Despite his youth, Everett never fails to amaze us with his wonderful disposition and remarkable adaptability. This smart and curious horse holds a wealth of untapped potential in every facet. As a beautiful mover, Everett provides a delightful riding experience. His willingness to please, attentive response to leg and rein cues, and adaptability to learn and process information showcases his intelligence.

Everett has the basic foundation in both English and Western, and responds well to the guidance of a confident rider. He possesses a calm and level-headed demeanor, making him a joy to work with. He is confident on the trail obstacle course and outrides, however his graceful movement, work ethic and high intelligence set him apart as a promising prospect for any discipline including dressage and lower-level jumping.

Everett is comfortable living out in a herd, or being stabled. He has no vices and is a relatively easy keeper.

Friendly Outthedor - retired racehorse OTTB California

Amigo

2014 Thoroughbred gelding. 16.2 hh. Light bay.

Adoption Fee: $ 4,500

Meet Amigo, born on March 12, 2014. “Friendly” is the perfect name for this guy! He is sweet natured and easy going. He raced from 2017-2021, retiring sound. He is a BIG mover and has fully acclimated to being off the track and living out in the field. Since finishing his racing career, Amigo has been receiving English flatwork training at Kingfisher Farms in Solvang. Since joining our program his training has continued in both English and Western disciplines. We’ll have more updates as he continues his training, but with his maturity and level head, Amigo already shows great potential for any discipline including as a hunter/jumper, eventer, dressage or Western/English pleasure or trail.

Amigo is comfortable living out in a herd, or being stabled. He has no vices and is a relatively easy keeper.

Hudson - AQHA Quarter Horse Nipomo CA for adoption

Hudson

2015 Quarter Horse gelding. 15.3 hh. Dun.

Adoption Fee: $15,000

Meet Hudson, a registered AQHA Quarter Horse, born on April 5, 2015. His classic, muscular physique is complemented by a gentle disposition and an affectionate personality that captures hearts. His athletic and forward nature is balanced by a wonderful disposition and a calm mindset, creating the perfect blend of energy and tranquility. You couldn’t ask for sweeter and more loving guy or a more reliable riding partner.

Hudson is a smooth ride, with a great handle on him, stops on a dime, side passes, works a gate, turns on his forehand or hind end, back up soft. He is great outside and is well-behaved alone or in a group. Hudson crosses water, bridges, logs, ditches, tarps; and does everything we have asked quickly and very willingly! Hudson tries hard to please! He is willing to move out when you ask. He would make a great ranch horse, rope horse, show horse or competitive trail horse. He has excellent ground manners, leads, loads, hauls, stands for mount and dismount, easy to catch, lead, bathe, groom, pick feet, saddle, bridle, stands tied, great in new places, and gets along well with other horses. Hudson is ready to embark on his new journey with a confident and knowledgeable rider.

Buckbeak - 2018 retired racehorse available for adoption

Buckbeak

2018 Thoroughbred gelding. 16.1 hh. Dark Bay.

Adoption Fee: $ 1,500

Meet Buckbeak (aka Eagle in the Sky). This gentle giant, born on March 19, 2018, embodies a world of promise and potential for your equine journey. While he once graced the racetrack, Buckbeak’s retirement was prompted by a tendon issue that is now fully healed, opening the door to a new chapter in his life.

Buckbeak is a horse with a unique and endearing personality. He possesses a strong desire to connect with his human companions and has matured into a horse that is both willing and sweet-natured, ready to form a special bond with his future owner. He seeks a loving home that can guide him on this exciting journey of growth.

Buckbeak presents a versatile prospect for various disciplines, whether you’d like to bring along a horse for dressage, low-level hunter/jumper, leisurely or competitive trail, or pleasure (Western or English). With Buckbeak, you’re welcoming a devoted companion eager to please and embark on new adventures. His adaptable nature makes him an ideal match for those looking to bring along a new equine partner.

Ready to Start Your Adoption Journey?

Ready to Start Your Adoption Journey?

Experience the fulfillment of adopting a retired racehorse through our New Horizons program, supported by the ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative and their Adoption Partners. Embrace the opportunity to provide a bright future for these remarkable equines.