Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation
Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Retraining/Adoption
Location: Guthrie, OK
Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 70
Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation is located on 50 rolling acres in Guthrie, OK, just north of the metro Oklahoma City area. We maintain a great working relationship with Oklahoma owners and trainers.
When a racehorse is ready to be responsibly retired from the racetrack, either the owner or trainer will call us, and we will accept the racehorse into our program. Just because a horse doesn’t do well on the track doesn’t mean they will not succeed in a different discipline or environment. We have adopted horses that are now competing in eventing, dressage, jumping, hunting, barrel racing, search and rescue, trail riding, ranch work, and just being someone’s best friend.
Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation evaluates each horse that comes to the facility to make sure we give them as much time as they need to let down, heal from injuries, or get acclimated to our environment. We slowly introduce each horse to different-sized pastures so we know they will be safe in their outdoor setting.
We start on groundwork first – some horses pick up on training right away, while others need a little more time and attention. We allow the horses to tell us when they are ready to move on to the next step. We want to make sure they have a solid foundation as we prepare them for their next career. Our volunteers work with each individual horse so that we know their progress, personality, and temperament. This helps us to pair them with the right adopter and the right experience level for both rider and horse.
To adopt a horse, a potential adopter must complete an adoption application on our website. We verify information, check references, and evaluate the location where the horse will be kept. Local adopters have the opportunity to come to our facility and meet the horses so we can make sure it is a good fit.
We enjoy seeing updates and pictures of the wonderful things that our adopted horses are doing in their new homes. We post available horses and adoption updates on our Facebook page.