Tiban, a 2007 Kentucky-bred gelding, was a competitive racehorse prior to being retired to CANTER Michigan. He won 11 of 28 starts, including one stakes win, racing throughout the Mid-West and the South. His final race came at Churchill Downs with jockey Calvin Borel. The bay gelding’s owner and trainer chose to retire him when an injury was discovered and he went to CANTER Michigan to receive the treatment and rehabilitation he needed to move into a new career.

After a period of rehab and retraining, Tiban caught the eye of Will Z. from South Carolina. The young rider visited the gelding in Michigan and decided Tiban was the horse for him. The pair hit it off and now are competing together in eventing and jumping competitions.

CANTER Michigan is located in Commerce Township, MI and “provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.” CANTER Michigan was founded in 1997 as a racetrack listing service and has since grown to include a retraining and adoption program. The TAA accredited CANTER Michigan in 2014. For more information, visit: www.canterusa.org/michigan/.

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/.