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.
Second Stride Inc.