Thoroughbred Adoption Network features adoptable ex-racehorses of every level of training and discipline, from performance OTTB’s to companion horses. Use our advanced search options to find your perfect horse, or browse our listings in a particular category.

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Adopting a thoroughbred is an adoption experience like no other. When you adopt a thoroughbred, you acquire a horse with best of all equine characteristics. Thoroughbreds are widely considered to be more intelligent and teachable than other horses. They love people, and crave attention from their human friends. Little compares with the satisfaction of teaching your thoroughbred new things. Thoroughbreds are eager to please and enjoy new challenges.

If you are just thinking about adopting, visit our FAQ page. If you have additional questions, send them to us and we’ll provide you with answers based on more than 40 years of experience with on-track and off-track thoroughbreds utilizing our vast base of experts to get you the best information possible. That’s why Thoroughbred Adoption Network is your best resource for adopting a thoroughbred.


Adoption Contracts: Screening Potential OTTB Adopters a Necessity for Rescue Organizations

At Thoroughbred Adoption Network, potential adopters frequently ask us: Why are adoption applications contacts so cumbersome? Potential adopters (and even some involved in thoroughbred aftercare) ponder if it is worthwhile to screen adopters so thoroughly. Adopters argue that every horse that’s rehomed allows for another to be rescued, so it should be easy for have a horse transferred to their care. The number of horses returned from adoption may be discussed among individual organization [Read More...]

Thoroughbred Adoption Network Speaks With New Vocations

The Thoroughbred Adoption Network’s Diana Pikulski had the great pleasure of speaking with Sarah Coleman, Director of Public and Community Relations for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program about their upcoming All Thoroughbred Horse Show and TIP Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park on September 7-9. The Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) was created by The Jockey Club to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of their racing careers. TIP [Read More...]