Adoptable Thoroughbred Roundup

Most Thoroughbreds will never make it to the Kentucky Derby, but one of these OTTBs is sure to find a special place in your heart.

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Horse Illustrated Horse Adoption DriveThere are plenty of reasons why off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have become the horse of choice for riders from all disciplines. They’re athletic, they’re usually seasoned veterans of travel and busy environments, and they’re not bad to look at, either.

In celebration of the 2019 Kentucky Derby this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the adoptable Thoroughbreds from across the U.S. currently listed on MyRightHorse.org. Don’t see your dream horse? Head over to MyRightHorse to search for amazing horses in your area looking for their perfect home.

Miss Buttons at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
Miss Buttons at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas

Miss Buttons

Located at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas
Thoroughbred
Mare
14 years old
Black, 15.3 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, Trail riding

Miss Buttons was trained for the 2013 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge in 2013 and had three months of additional professional training in 2017. She does best with a soft, patient rider, and is a beautiful mover. She’s easy going and affectionate and through daily handling at Bluebonnet, she’s learned to love attention! View Miss Buttons’ profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Picocious at Nexus Equine, Inc.
Picocious at Nexus Equine, Inc., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Picocious

Located at Nexus Equine, Inc., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thoroughbred
Mare
5 years old
Bay

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Neither
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    N/A
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Companion

Pico was born with a roach back and never raced. She’s not a candidate for riding, but she would make a lovely companion. Still young, she’ll need an experienced handler but has a sweet personality. View Pico’s full profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Down Market at New Vocations in Medina, Ohio
Down Market at New Vocations in Medina, Ohio

Down Market

Located at New Vocations in Medina, Ohio
Thoroughbred
Gelding
6 years old
Chestnut, 16.1 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate to advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Western, trail riding

Marky is a treat-loving OTTB who is laid-back under saddle. He’s still working on his ground manners and for that reason needs an experienced handler, but he’s more whoa than go and with more time and training, could make an excellent pleasure or trail horse. See Marky’s profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Grant at Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont, Colorado.
Grant at Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont, Colorado.

Grant

Located at Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont, Colorado
Thoroughbred
Gelding
7 years old
Bay

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, pleasure riding

Grant is a beautiful bay with a friendly personality. Due to a bone cyst in his hock, he won’t be able to jump or compete at high levels, but is doing well on the flat. Currently, he is best suited for an advanced rider who can help progress his training. View Grant’s profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Vizi Girl at Gerda's Equine Rescue in West Townshend, Vermont
Vizi Girl at Gerda’s Equine Rescue in West Townshend, Vermont

Vizi Girl

Located at Gerda’s Equine Rescue, inc., in West Townshend, Vermont
Thoroughbred
Mare
5 years old
Bay, 15.2 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate to advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Trail and pleasure riding

Vizi Girl loves people and other horses! She had an accident on the track as a 2-year-old and for that reason is not suited for all disciplines. However, she’s becoming a beautiful trail horse and is pleasant to handle on the ground. See Vizi Girls’ full profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Fawkes at Win, Place, Home, Inc., in Canyon Country, California
Fawkes at Win, Place, Home, Inc., in Canyon Country, California

Fawkes

Located at WIn, Place, Home, Inc., in Canyon Country, California
Thoroughbred
Gelding
7 years old
Chestnut, 16.1 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate to advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Jumpers and trail riding

Fawkes is a survivor of the 2017 San Luis Rey fire. He is sound, athletic, and has experience showing over fences and riding on the trails. He’s not a cuddlebug, but he has a great work ethic and will make a great riding horse. See Fawkes’ full profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Copywriter at Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption
Copywriter at Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program in Farmington, New York

Copywriter

Located at Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program in Farmington, New York
Thoroughbred
Gelding
9 years old
Bay, 16 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate to advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Hunter/jumper or eventing

Copy retired sound from racing and loves to work! He’s looking for a home with someone who will work with him regularly. He’s a prospect for any discipline but seems well suited to hunter/jumper or eventing. See Copy’s full profile here.

Adoptable Thoroughbred Indiana at Days End Farm Equine Rescue in Woodbridge, Maryland
Indiana at Days End Farm Equine Rescue in Woodbridge, Maryland

Indiana

Located at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Maryland
Thoroughbred
Mare
8 years old
Bay, 16.1 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate to advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage

Indy is a smart horse with plenty of potential in different disciplines. She has training on the flat and has done well in open fields under saddle. She has also taken to liberty work and likes playing with toys that other horses might find scary, like tarps and yoga balls! Due to some stifle issues, she won’t be able to do a lot of jumping and needs a rider under 175 lbs, but she’ll be a good fit for a rider/handler who wants to take some time to develop her talents. See Indy’s full profile here.

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  1. Tried to message regarding Only One Wish at New Vocations in Hummelstown, PA, but repeatedly receive the notice my email cannot be delivered. Very annoying!! Can you provide an updated email?

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