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THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION Overview
To stop the unnecessary slaughter of Thoroughbred racehorses when their racing careers end by providing meaningful retirement at state and county correctional facilities. At these pioneering farms, the TRF teaches the inmates a vocational training course in horse care and gives them the therapeutic benefit of working with horses.
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This was for the TRF at Montpelier in Orange, VA. I volunteered for 6 plus months AND adopted a TRF ex-racehorse named Monty. TRF is a wonderful organization that tries to place ex-racehorses in forever homes as companions or performance horses. The Montpelier facility is great--they take care to ...
I am fostering a wonderful retired 13 year old Thoroughbred on behalf of TRF and they were fantastic to work with. They have been so appreciative and interested in how he is doing and getting along with his equine companions. I can tell that this horse was well cared for. The work they are doing is...
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I hope they've improved the situation in the past few months, but I think these _New York Times_ articles raise more than a few concerns: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/sports/19horses.html?_r=1 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/sports/20horses.html?scp=6&sq=%22Thoroughbred%20Retirement%22&st=...
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