Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation
Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Adoption
Location: Guthrie, OK
Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 100
Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation is located on 50 acres in Guthrie, Okla. We have 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 calls and we accept the racehorse into our program. Just because a horse doesn’t do well at the track doesn’t mean they will not succeed at another job. We have adopted horses
that are now competing in eventing, dressage, jumping, hunting, barrels, search and rescue, trail ranch work, and just being someone’s best friend.
Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation gives each horse all the time it needs when it comes into our facility. We slowly introduce each horse to different size pastures so we know they will be safe in their outdoor setting. We then start on groundwork — some horses pick up on things 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 we are restarting them at a pace that will help them with their future. Our volunteers work with each individual horse so that we can help pair them with the right adopter and the right experience level for both rider and horse.
To adopt one of these great horses, a potential adopter must complete an adoption application
on our website. We verify everything on the application and check references and the location where the horse will be kept. If local, we ask each adopter to come out to meet the horses so we can make sure it is a good pairing. We, of course, love updates and pictures of our adopted horses in their new homes.