Second-Career Racehorses

Caring for the American Quarter Horse while racing and when they come off the track to be a retired racehorse.

Second Career Star SCS Shenoshowtofly, a dark bay nearly black horse, image shows two pictures, on left is the horse as a racehorse, and the right is the horse as a leadline competitor, standing with her owner at her head, and a small girl sitting on her back in a western saddle.

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The American Quarter Horse is known around the world for its versatility, athleticism and gentle temperament. These traits make off-the-track Quarter Horses uniquely suited for second careers once they retire as racehorses.

These retired racehorses are in high demand for many purposes, including barrel racing, rodeo, roping, horse shows, jumping, dressage, ranching and trail riding. An educated horseman can transition a retired racehorse to a second career where many have gone on to be highly successful, competing to the highest levels of competition, such as the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show or the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Below find more about second-career racehorses

November 07, 2022 | Racing , Racing
This sport distills down the thrill of speed with a pair of powerful runners.
September 30, 2022 | Racing , Racing
This well-bred mare is sparkling in barrel racing.
September 01, 2022 | Racing , Timed / Speed events
This masked mare is no mystery on the barrel pattern.
August 12, 2022 | Racing , Racing
A second-career start and his young trainer earned Top 10 honors at the recent Ford AQHYA World Championship Show.
August 04, 2022 | Racing , Racing
Producing the future of our industry, with the help of retired racehorses.