Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does it cost anything to surrender a horse to Team Thoroughbred NSW?

No, surrendering a horse to Team Thoroughbred NSW does not cost anything. Ownership of the horse and all associated costs and responsibilities are transferred to Team Thoroughbred NSW.

  • What happens to a horse once it is in Team Thoroughbred NSW’s care?

When a horse arrives at one of Team Thoroughbred NSW’s equine welfare farms, it is thoroughly checked over and given any care or treatment it needs (eg farrier work, worming treatment etc.) The horse is then assessed for suitability in its next career and given the appropriate retraining.

  • What happens if a horse is unsuitable for rehoming?

A horse can sometimes be deemed unsuitable for rehoming due to behavioural problems or a long-term injury. In this case, the horse will remain in Team Thoroughbred NSW’s care indefinitely. There is no limit to how long a horse can stay with Team Thoroughbred NSW.

  • Am I able to spell my horse with Team Thoroughbred NSW?

No, Team Thoroughbred NSW does not offer spelling facilities.

  • I know of a Thoroughbred which is not being adequately cared for. How do I report it?

Concerns for welfare can be reported by emailing Please include as much information as possible.

  • How can I rehome a Team Thoroughbred NSW horse?

Please download a potential buyer form, fill it in and submit it to Once the form has been received and reviewed, a Team Thoroughbred NSW representative will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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