It’s a St. Patrick’s Day double feature!
Pattie’s Guiness, a New York bred, was born just in time for St. Patrick’s Day in 2003. The gelding raced 5 times at Laurel Park and Penn National before retiring at age 4, clearly not finding racing to his liking. “Paddy” has since found his forever home with Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue. The finicky red head knows what he likes and after turning down a few suitors, Paddy decided he would rather live a life of leisure at Akindale’s retirement farm- and they are happy to attend to his every whim!
Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue was founded in 2006 by John Hettinger with the belief “that all Thoroughbreds should have a dignified retirement when their racing days are done.” The TAA accredited the non-profit in 2013. Learn more about Akindale at: http://akindalehorserescue.org/.
Irish Delight is a 2000 California bred mare who never made it to the races but did become a broodmare. Upon retirement from her career as a mom, this pretty red head found her way to CANTER California with the mission of finding a new home and career. “Irish” picked up new skills in both English and western riding, but could not find a home that was the right fit. That all changed though when the folks at Rainhorse, an equine-assisted therapy center in Wyoming, found her and brought out her true talents! Irish now lives a life of luxury with lush pastures and plenty of people to appreciate her kind spirit and healing personality.
CANTER California is a non-profit founded in 2008 with the mission of helping race horse owners and trainers “find new non-racing homes for retiring thoroughbreds.” The TAA accredited them in 2013. Visit their website for more information: www.canterusa.org/california.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to accredit and fund organizations that provide aftercare for Thoroughbreds. For more information on the TAA, visit: http://thoroughbredaftercare.org/.