Center for Racehorse Retraining
Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption
Location: Chugwater, WY
Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 40
The Center for Racehorse Retraining, based in Cheyenne, WY, aims to provide sanctuary for retired Thoroughbreds in need of sanctuary, provide rehabilitation for OTTBs, as well as retraining and rehoming for horses capable of second careers. The Center for Racehorse Retraining aims to raise awareness about off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs), their ability to excel in a variety of disciplines, and the need for sanctuary care for Thoroughbreds that are no longer rideable.
Founded in 2016 by Kate Anderson, the Center for Racehorse Retraining has found homes for more than 130 OTTBs across the country, helping them adjust to new careers in a wide variety of disciplines, from being family pets to sport horses.
The trainers at the Center for Racehorse Retraining employ a background in classical training to help OTTBs rehabilitate and find their new potential. Trainers focus on helping horses rebuild their bodies post-racing by using a slow, gentle, and individualized approach. In addition to continued training, the Center for Racehorse Retraining provides rehabilitation and serves as a sanctuary for permanent retirees.
With the advantage of spacious turnouts on the rolling hills and plains in southeast Wyoming, OTTBs have plenty of space for letdown after the conclusion of their racing careers. The unique setting offers a premier environment for strengthening and improving hoof quality and building body condition after retirement.
Becoming TAA-accredited gives Center for Racehorse Retraining the opportunity to better serve more OTTBs in all aspects of retraining, rehabilitation, and sanctuary. Through affiliation with TAA, Center for Racehorse Retraining is excited to expand our services to a greater number of OTTBs.
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 is extremely appreciative of its exceptional staff, volunteers, and generous donors.