When a horse is badly trained and has become difficult, what will happen to her?
This is exactly what has happened to Queenie. She is a sweet, kind mare who has been frightened by faulty training and handling after she left racing. Now, someone must get her on the right “track”. Excuse the pun, but horses who are afraid and difficult to ride are in a very vulnerable position. Through no fault of their own. They need an extremely experienced and patient trainer and rider who can not only show them that everything will be alright but get them on the right track. Then we have to find the right adopter who can continue on with her training so she can regain her confidence and thrive.
This takes a lot of time, but we feel horses like Queenie are worth it. First and foremost every single retired racer is an Ambassador of the breed. Whether the horse is fantastic and wonderful to ride or seemingly crazy and dangerous. What image do you want retired racers to have? One of the biggest hurdles is demand for retired racehorses. The racing industry keeps breeding and racing them, if there isn’t a demand for them after their careers end, what will happen to them?
That’s where you come in. Kimberly Godwin Clark is an experienced rider who is willing to get on horses like Queenie and give them the turn around they need. We need you to help us finance it. The cost of the riding, training and stabling is covered, but we still need to provide, hay, feed, bedding, veterinary and farrier to make this work.
Donate and help cover the cost of her care. Making it a monthly donation provides security for her happy future.
We need you. She needs you.