Center for Racehorse Retraining
Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption
Location: Chugwater, WY
Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 60
The Center for Racehorse Retraining (CRR), based out of Cheyenne, Wyoming, aims to raise awareness about OTTBs and their ability to excel in a variety of disciplines, and to create a network of trainers and homes throughout the United States in order to better provide for OTTBs upon the completion of their racing careers.
Founded by Kate Anderson in 2016, to date the Center for Racehorse Retraining has homed more than 100 OTTBs across the country, helping them to find new careers as in a wide variety of disciplines from family pets to sport horses.
The trainers at the Center for Racehorse Retraining employ a background in classical training, a theory based on lightness, to help OTTBs rehabilitate and find their new potential. Trainers focus on helping horses rebuild their bodies post-racing by utilizing a slow, gentle, and individualized approach. In addition to continued training, CRR also does rehabilitation and provides a sanctuary for permanent retirees. With the advantage of spacious turnouts of rolling hills and plains in southeast Wyoming to explore, OTTBs have plenty of space for let-down after the conclusion of their racing careers. The unique setting offers a premier environment for strengthening and improving hoof quality and building back body condition after retirement.
For the Center for Racehorse Retraining, becoming TAA accredited offers the opportunity to better serve OTTBs in all aspects of retraining, rehabilitation and sanctuary. Through affiliation with TAA, the Center for Racehorse Retraining is excited to expand services to a greater number of OTTBs.
Maintaining the high quality of care and retraining that the Center for Racehorse Retraining boasts would not be possible without countless supporters and volunteers. The board of the Center for Racehorse Retraining would like to extend a sincere thank you to the program’s exceptional staff, volunteers, and generous donors.