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Adopt a Horse

The Baltimore County Agricultural Center Equine Facility provides care and housing for a herd of horses, primarily thoroughbreds who are retired from racing. These horses are used for a variety of equine learning and therapeutic programs. Many of the horses housed at the facility are available for adoption.

Available Horses

Prospective adopters must comply with all application and screening requirements of the organization that rescued the horse being adopted. If you have questions about the adoption process or any of the following horses currently available for adoption, email baltcoagcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Note: Not every horse currently in our custody may be eligible for adoption as is. Some horses may need relatively minor medical procedures in order for them to be rideable, if that is the adopter's wish.

This is Abbie, this mare is adoptable.

Another Badge aka Abbie

Sex: Mare

Color: Bay

Year Foaled: 2013

Parentage: Badge of Silver (sire) and Copelans Mist (dam)

Retired: 2017

About Me: Abbie raced 21 times in her three-year career and earned $69,019. She was forced to retire from racing in 2017 after developing an infection in her left hock. Abbie was accepted into the Beyond the Wire aftercare program while still at the racetrack and was placed with Foxie G Rescue. She was selected for our herd and the Saratoga War Horse program due to her kind disposition and because she loves people. She is enjoying a much different lifestyle away from frequent traveling and the races, and has become a great addition to the equine programs.

This is Cate, this mare is adoptable.

Come Home Cate

Sex: Mare

Color: Chestnut

Year Foaled:

Parentage:

Retired:

About Me:

This is Drama, this gelding is adoptable.

Drama

Sex: Gelding

Color: Bay

Year Foaled: 2010

Parentage: Strategic Mission (sire)

Retired:

About Me: Drama is nothing like his name with his great personality. He is one of the kindest horses we’ve met with people and horses alike. He didn’t race due to a tendon injury, which healed when he was a young racehorse, and was unable to progress to a second career as an eventing prospect due to a condition known as “kissing spine,” which greatly limits any ability to be ridden. He came to us from the Foxie G Foundation as a candidate for our equine programs that involve only groundwork and has proven to be a great addition to the herd.

This is Rift, this male is adoptable

Rift

Sex: Gelding

Color: Bay

Year Foaled: 2008

Parentage: Not for Love (sire) and Indian Head Penny (dam)

Retired: 2014

About Me: Rift is a kind-hearted boy who had a riches-to-rags career at the races. Rift sold as a yearling for $120,000, beginning his racing career at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York with trainer Richard Dutrow. He raced from 2010 to 2011, earning about $85,000, until injuries forced a long layoff. His racing career ended in 2014 due to worsening injuries. He was one of the first horses selected for the Saratoga War Horse program and has done great work with the veterans. He is a super nice guy who is social with every person and horse he meets.

This is Sally, this mare is adoptable.

Start Swinging aka Sally

Sex: Mare

Color: Dark Brown

Year Foaled: 2011

Parentage: Jump Start (sire) and Swing Town (dam)

Retired: 2017

About Me: Sally raced 16 times with four wins and 12 times overall in the money. Coming from the Foxie G Foundation, she was selected for her wonderful temperament and social nature with people and horses. She is quite striking and would probably be happily living a life in the show ring or in some riding discipline, but retired with bone chips in her knees due to racing injuries. Unless she undergoes surgery, she is only suitable for light riding. Meanwhile, she has found a new career with equine learning and therapy programs that use horses for groundwork only.

This is Tina, this mare is adoptable.

Turn the Tables aka Tina

Sex: Mare

Color: Bay

Year Foaled: 2005

Parentage: El Corredor (sire) and Power Play (dam)

Retired: 2016

About Me: Tina is quiet, well-mannered and very social with people and horses. She found her way to us from the Foxie G Foundation after being rescued from a kill pen in Pennsylvania, where she was slated to be shipped to slaughter in Mexico. She came out of that experience a bit withdrawn, but soon settled into living with the other girls in her herd and revealing her sweet and happy side. She has been a wonderful partner with people in our equine therapy groundwork programs. She has no restrictions on her ability to be ridden, but would require a refresher course.

More Ways to Adopt

Visit our rescue partners at the Foxie G Foundation to see more horses available for adoption.

 
Revised November 14, 2018         

 

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