Retiring a Pacer


Review for Horses - General

I had a share in a pacer – or as many may refer to them, a Harness Horse or Standardbred. Anyway, he was a gelding so when he finished racing (won 5 races!) there was the question of what to do with him. None of the partners owned a property where he could retire and the trainer didn’t want to keep him. After much looking about we finally found a fabulous horse riding outfit that did beach rides. He had to get used to someone riding him of course, but now – 2 years later – he is one of the stars of the stable, so placid and tolerant of beginner riders. Am so glad we worked as hard as we did to find him a good home.

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