When considering rehoming your retired Thoroughbred racehorse, it’s important to ensure you have as much accurate and detailed information readily available to provide to prospective buyers to ensure success for the horse in its new home.
Horse details to include are as follows:
Microchip or brands
Date of last race
Colour and markings
Vet reports and routine care records
Trainer and/or handler notes
Good quality photographs, both close up and side-on, so potential buyers can get an appreciation of the horse’s conformation and markings.
Video is a great way of illustrating movement such as walking, trotting and cantering.
Once you have this information, the following avenues can be explored to find a suitable new home for your horse:
Approaching known connections and local equine groups
Approaching local stables where trainers, track riders, jockeys, or stablehands who may be interested in rehoming, or have connections who are interested in rehoming.
Speaking to your local vets, farriers, or equine practitioners, to seek advice as they are a great resource for local contacts and potential avenues.
Advertising a horse for sale through a Racing NSW Approved Sale:
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