Remember Me Rescue
Services: Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Adoption
Location: Burleson, TX
Average Number of Thoroughbreds: 35
Remember Me Rescue was started in 2008 with the mission to rehabilitate, retrain, and re-home retired Thoroughbred racehorses. In the beginning, the main focus was to give owners and trainers a place they could trust to help find a safe place to retire their horses. Since then, the goals of Remember Me Rescue have expanded because there are many other issues facing retired racehorses, with the organization now helping in such areas as large-scale breeding farm rescues and slaughter intervention.
Remember Me Rescue is a 20-acre facility located in Burleson, Texas. It has a 20-stall barn and a two-stall quarantine barn that was donated by Midwest Thoroughbreds. It also has several paddocks, a round pen, and riding areas. Horses at Remember Me receive the highest quality of care while being prepared for the next chapter in their lives.
Upon entering the program, horses are evaluated for soundness and given the time they need to rest or rehabilitate. They are weighed, measured, and have specialized nutritional programs designed to benefit their individual needs. They are evaluated for soundness and a plan is put in place for their future. Once they are ready to begin a retraining regimen, the horses are started on the basics.
Sometimes racehorses pick up a few undesirable habits at the track, which is why ground work with the ex-racehorse is stressed and so important. Remember Me utilizes a ground agility course to help horses learn new skills, gain confidence, and become desensitized to many of the things that might startle the average horse.
The horses are given every chance to have a successful second career by being taught basic skills to help prepare them for the person who can take them to the next level. Remember Me was one of the first organizations to successfully defend its adoption contract in court after an adopter defaulted on the responsibility to which they agreed.
Remember Me prides itself in not only giving horses the best chance to be successful, but it is also committed to following them after they are adopted and doing whatever is necessary to ensure their safety.
When adopting from Remember Me, the adopter can be certain they are getting a horse that has been thoroughly evaluated by professional trainers, properly vetted, and given the basic skills to provide a successful lifelong relationship for their new owner.