Second Stride, Inc.
What does it mean to have a “Second Stride”?
For a transitioning race horse:
A safe professional pathway to a new job.
Horses transitioned without care are at great risk of ending up in a risky home environment or worse.
For a donating race trainer or owner:
A stream-lined not-for-profit driven world of safe, professional connections and rehabilitative care and training. 
Saves costly day rates and provides for a tax deductible rehabilitation/transition plan.
For a potential new horse owner:
A source for screened horses with personal one on one access and information to form an educated decision on your next match.
Get up close and personal. Access to all known information with no incentive for a transitioning owner to not disclose. They are already with us! They have had a basic vet check. (no xrays or ultrasounds unless otherwise disclosed) They have a rehab treatment plan if needed and have had an evaluation ride. They have about $1,200 invested in them to be sure that you know what you are getting. You have access to further vet inspections at your costs, and can watch the horse be ridden as well as ride or interact with the horse yourself to be sure it is a good match.
For our Community:
Pride in our community and cultural heritage, as well as our signature industry! Doing the right thing one horse at a time!
Help keep Kentucky green and proud. Support our transitioning Kentucky grown Thoroughbred race horses right here in our hometown as they learn a new job. Come tour the facility. See how you can be a part of a lasting legacy.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance fully approved
Guide Star Gold approved. (working on Platinum)
State Agricultural Rescue program certified.

Volunteer based. Please email for volunteer opportunities. From basic to advanced.
Please inquire about stock donations, will and legacy donations, as well as how to sponsor area horses in need.
Kim Smith
Second Stride Inc.
502-807-6069 Cell


Horse of the

MalacrianzaRetired from racing October 2016. He had a small ankle chip removed November 2016 and returned to training March 2017. He's sound and ready to continue training for any sport horse use.

He loves trail riding and is started over jumps. He's currently schooling x-country. This is a made horse with an excellent swing walk and relaxed, metronome canter.

He's kind to be around and easy to work with. He stands well for vet and farrier, cross ties, trailers, loves grooming, tolerates clipping and mane pulling, has good ground manners and stands to be mounted. He loves to work!

He has learned the dressage basics. He can do flying lead changes, leg yield, shoulder in, haunches in, turn on the forehand.

He is "in your pocket" and loves attention. He'll be nice for adults or kids, and would suit a confident pony clubber.

We also have his saddle that was fitted to him, at an addiional cost to his adopter if interested.

Click on the link:

Cross Country Schooling

Walk/Trot Jumping Under Saddle

Volunteer Spotlight

Suzanne is a retired teacher that regularly volunteers at Second Stride.  Our horses love when Suzanne comes to visit and groom them.  She also enjoys handicapping.

Second Stride Logo Wear
Now Available

Green Short Sleeve - 100% Cotton  $25
Tan Long Sleeve - 100% Cotton $35

Shipping is available for $10 or arrange for pickup.

Email us at to order yours!

Special thanks to Steve and Pat Cato for donating!!!!


Second Stride Graduates
Excelling in New Careers

Top Left - Charlie's Best - Abby & Charlie's Best at Retired Racehorse Project 2017.  Abby picked up her 2018 RRP horse from Second Stride on her way home!

Top Center - Column - Column & Phylena showing at Percy Warner and finishing on their dressage score again!

Top Right - Manchester - Manchester & Lila picking up a 3rd Place at their first Training Level event!

Bottom Left - Range - Range and his young rider picking up 1 of 3 first place ribbons!

Bottom Center - Rose Leaves & Baby G - Rose & Brittany, Baby G & Alex finishing in the top 5 Barrel Racing at Retired Racehorse Project 2017

Bottom Right - Power Plant - Power Plant and Charley are just getting started, and they hope to compete in the 2018 RRP!
We have a new Facebook page that we need you to like! We grew too large for the old profile and need to switch to a page. To go there now click here.
Save the Date for our 2018 Molly Malone's Derby Party

April 30, 2018

Click here for info & pictures from our 2017 Derby Party

Christmas Wish List Items:
  • Cash Donations
  • Vet wrap
  • Fly spray
  • Leather cleaner
  • Contractor to install a washer and dryer
  • Run in shed to shelter more horses and allow for more horses to come into the program - 4 needed. 
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