Face of Glory is a 2010 Louisiana-bred gelding who found himself at TAA accredited organization Second Stride Inc. after a rather short racing career. “Glory” only raced three times, with one race each at Churchill Downs, Turfway Park, and Belterra Park. He only ever managed to best one horse- clearly racing was not his game. The charismatic horse much preferred a slower-paced life, fitting right in at Second Stride and being adopted almost as soon as he arrived.
Adopter Amy L. of Ohio and her family fell in love with Glory and he seems to have the same feeling for them. He took right to his new life and career, learning new tricks and becoming a trustworthy family horse. Bareback and bridleless are his preferred method of riding now, but the handsome gelding will do anything asked of him, learning to line drive, jump, and even go Western. Amy’s children absolutely adore him, and who wouldn’t when he can bow and pull them on their sleds! As Amy says, “Glory is never going anywhere, because he has a home for life. I have been looking for a long time for a horse like him. We feel he is a once in a lifetime horse.”
Second Stride Inc. is located in Crestwood, KY. The rehab and retraining program was founded in 2005 and “specializes in giving retired thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new.” The TAA accredited Second Stride in 2014. Learn more about them at: www.secondstride.org.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who accredits and funds organizations that provide aftercare for Thoroughbreds. For more information on the TAA, visit: http://thoroughbredaftercare.org/.