My daughter has been a volunteer for Thoroughbred Athletes for many years. She is so very impressed with the operation and the care that they take with the horses. The horses come first! Their welfare, training and adopters are very important. They are highly accredited!
I have been volunteering for Thoroughbred Athletes for five years and now serve as Secretary on their Board. I love this organization and Lynn’s dedication to each horse’s wellbeing.
I have been a volunteer and a donor for Thoroughbred Athletes for 6 years. The volunteers and Director are some of the most dedicated and caring people I have ever been around. Each horse that comes through the program is treated like the unique athlete he is and is put on a rehab/training program tailored to him. I have witnessed some amazing transformations. Great nonprofit!
My granddaughter volunteers here and she always comes home with stories to tell. These horses are so well cared for and no matter how many they have in whether it be 25 to 10 everyone out there knows each and every one of them personally, has a care schedule for each one, devotes time to all of them and puts them first. TAI makes it a point to go above and beyond taking care of their horses, getting them into new homes, training new volunteers and constantly rescuing and helping new ones it seems almost every day.
I’m the barn manager here and I absolutely love TAI and it’s mission. We rescue horses from feed lots, get donated horses from the track and have a wonderful volunteer program or kids and adults. We help re-train and rehome these horses from a track life to a life as a happy horse in a new career and forever loving home. The way TAI cares for its horses and works with them is unlike any other and I’m proud to be apart of it.
Thoroughbred Athletes Inc is truly one of a kind and an absolute blessing to not only the horses but to the people. Lynn truly has the most generous heart and utmost love and passion for these horses and her team that help her. She puts these horses above all else, including her health. She devotes all of her time to rescuing, rehabilitating, caring for (not just medically but for their well being mind and soul), and then trying to get these guys n gals into forever loving homes. There is so much more here than just a rescue. She rescues and takes in these amazing OTTBs (Off the track thoroughbreds) and gives them a new purpose in life not just with eventing etc but also with having an owner that will take them and cherish them forever like they deserve. Whether they're being retired from the track or found in a kill pen, Lynn opens her doors to the best of her ability. She runs this amazing nonprofit rehabilitation facility working from sun up to sun done with just her two bare hands and amazing volunteers.
I started volunteering with TAI and Lynn almost a year ago. I found a love and passion for horses at a very young age, volunteering with barns and getting lessons in return. At sixteen I got a retired TB racehorse. This was of course a decade plus before I met Lynn. I was not educated about retired racehorses and didn't know what I was getting into. He became my baby, but me and my TB neither had the proper training or trainers.... let alone the education. It didn't bode well for me down the line but ever since having that OTTB I took a deep passion into wanting to learn about them and one day to adopt one again. I didn't have Lynn and her volunteers. This is one thing that makes Lynn and TAI so very unique. She doesn't just place these horses with whoever has the money... no. Lynn is very thorough and detailed into finding the right fit for both horse and rider. She truly cares for these animals and the people. She has great requirements for adoptions that take the horse's and potential adopter's well being into mind, including making sure you have a good trainer and fit well with your horse you're wanting. This facility is absolutely incredible and all these horses that come into TAI stay with us forever. These horses go from racehorses to anything from show horses to companions.
Her volunteer program is just as incredible as her process of taking these horses and making them into what they are now. She lets anyone from youth or adults volunteer with her. I have this honor. I am 27 now, been without Lynn and TAI for close to a year now. It is very hard work, lots of chores etc but to be apart of the process of working with these horses to get them into forever loving homes is just indescribable. It will warm your heart like you wouldn't believe. She helps keep youth active in such a higher purpose and amazing environment that it helps to keep kids out of the wrong scenes. You gain so much and learn so much about responsibility and that hard work pays off.
Being a volunteer with TAI isn't just usual barn work. As a volunteer I get to ride these amazing TB's, I get to help rehabilitate them from a horse who wants to race to a horse that makes these amazing transformations and can even go on to shows, eventing, hunter/jumper... the door is wide open. The volunteers get to see this potential and then help make it happen. I know I can say for me it has helped me better my life. TAI is helping me to once again go back to my love for OTTBs and finally I'm gaining the knowledge I've always wanted. These are the steps I want to take in life to one day strive to be half the woman Lynn is and run something similar to TAI.
Like I said, TAI and Lynn are a blessing and dream come true for both horses and people. I will always support this cause to the best of my ability.
I have volunteered and they do an amazing job with their horses. They rescue from kill pens giving horses a second chance. They taje excellent care of their horses.
These trainers and volunteers work very hard with the amazing creatures. They are up before the crack of dawn, and late into the night. Not enough credit goes out to these amazing people. The horses seem at ease no stress, and loving life. God bless all who are involved in thie Thoroughbred Atletes keep up the good work
Thoroughbred Athletes amazes me in how they go over the edge to save horses who are unfairly doomed to feed lots and death. I've seen photos of horses who have been rescued by them, and then less than a few months later, photos of the same horse. It's like night and day...they are rehabilitated and prepared for new homes off the race track. It's amazing what love and lots of hard work can do!
I volunteered here while in veterinary school. Everything about Thoroughbred Athletes is nothing short of amazing. They truly care about each and every animal that walks through their doors and put in the effort to make every story a happy ending.
Volunteering here is so rewarding as your immediately know you are a part of something great!! I wish there more more amazing people like Lynn, Harold, and all the Thoroughbred Athletes team.
It is so incredibly rewarding to work with such an amazing group of people and horses. Thoroughbred Athletes delivers to best care and attention to provide off the track thoroughbreds at the chance for a new life. I am honored to be a part of it and look forward to many years of supporting this group who had already given me so much!!
Goodday to all who read. In August of 2011, I visited TB-Athletes in Guthrie, Oklahoma for the first time. From the moment, I met Lynn & her husband & the volunteers and walked into the barn & started viewing the horses & listening to the plight of many of our off-track thoroughbreds not just in our state but around the world, I knew I wanted to help this organization. I have been very pleased & delighted with the outcome of everything that I have seen this rescue do for the plight of this breed of horses. I appreciate all their efforts, hard work, their truth in showing you a horse that is ready for purchase or adoption. I see in the horses body & their eyes..that they are being loved & cared for immensely. I would not hesitate in purchasing or adopting a horse from this rescue for whatever purpose you would be wanting that horse for. I have learned much new horse care & veterinary info from this organization, too! I highly recommend this ottb rescue; if your looking for an ottb! Also, if your looking to volunteer in the Guthrie, Norman &/or Edmond, OK area~ this maybe the farm you might want to work for. They can also use "day help" on special weekends when they do a " clean-up" the farm day! Just follow their site for awhile and you will see how they love & care for the horses that become part of their rescue mission. Thank you for reading & have a great day! Rebecca & Jeff Hill
Goodday to all who read this! I have been a volunteer with this group from the very beginning, and can post that I am very, very HAPPY to be a part of such an excellent & very hard working group of families & individuals!! These peoples come from varied backgrounds, degrees & non-degreed and from the young to the older.. ;) Like me, we have some SENIOR volunteers and the owner & managers the married couple named: Harold & Lynn Sullivan have dedicated most of their lives to the care of the offtrack thoroughbreds in this state. And, they have recent permission to help horses from some other states, as well!! I greatly appreciate their hard work and most of all their graciousness to take in the ottb and evaluate them and help them in any way they can! I have personally had many 'uplifting moments into days, and much happiness" from volunteering & from viewing their different websites to fbook sites! Also, have much joy & resting moments; by helping making crafts &/or making jewelry bags~ to be sold to get monies to help these gorgeous & absolutely amazing animals! I hope you to will view their website and open your heart to the needs of the horses that are in their care. Many horses come to any rescue farm needing much veterinary care & rehabbing; than the work of retraining them starts..so, YES, the needs continue every day at a rescue farm. Thank you for reading my post! I hope you will SHARE this farm's info and help them earn around $43.00~ by going to~ www.greatnonprofit.org~ their front page describes, how just by SHARING their link on that site..you can help this ottb farm earn some much needed dollars! (I will include a pic of one of my son's & his favorite Arabian mare & foal. And some sample ideas of items that can be donated to the yearly Silent Auction..that when sold helps make monies for this farm! Most Sincerely, Rebecca Hill~
I recently brought my two 6-year old grandsons for a day of work/play at TAI. We did some feeding chores, barn cleaning, and met several of the horses. We made Amber glad that she walked all the way to the fence for her peppermint reward! I love exposing these two grandsons to TAI. I have four more grandkids, and one more on-the-way, so I anticipate more visits in the future! Chuck T.
I support Thoroughbred Athleyes, Inc both as a volunteer, cleaning stalls and feeding horses, and as a member of the Board of Directors, securing funding and strategic direction.
I am happiest feeding these beautiful former racers as they transition to a second successful career! Chuck T.
I have served on the Board of Directors for Throughbred Athletes Inc and feel most fortunate to work toward their mission of finding loving homes for retired Throughbred racehorses. The efforts of this outstanding organization have given the opportunity for these former racehorses to find second carrers and a life filled with care and companionship from people who see to their lifelong welfare.
I've been working with this organization for the past 5 years and can not tell you how much I love them. Their dedication to saving, retraining and promoting the versatility of this amazing breed after their racing career is over, is truly a wonderful thing to behold!!
Great facility and staff. Their love & passion for thoroughbreds is clearly seen. I'd definitely recommend supporting this nonprofit to my family and friends.
I am a retired engineer, I enjoy spending my free time volunteering at TAI, in Guthrie. I enjoy my time with Lynn Sullivan, the other volunteers, and especially the horses!
This is a great group of volunteers with a clear, focused mission. The horses are a priority, care is unparalleled, retraining methods are patient and kind, and new homes are vetted for appropriate fit.
Great people here rescuing, rehabbing and loving those horses that might otherwise find themselves in dire straits. Lynn and company are professional, knowledgeable and caring people that give any horses the best chance of a second life.
Thank you Lynn and company for keeping Thoroughbred Athletes a top tier organization
Love this organization and Lynn Sullivan. The kids who volunteer here are above and beyond loving, kind hearted, hard working little blessings. The horses are well taken care of and trained so that you can find your next lifetime partner with ease. There are no secrets because Lynn tells you every detail (good or bad habits). I love the young horse, Regulator, I got to adopt and Lynn was absolutely right about everything she said about him!
An amazing organization that provides thoroughbreds with the opportunity to have a new career after racing and a loving home. I would recommend looking here if your looking for a well retrained thoroughbred to compete with or just trail ride. Very friendly organization!
I have worked with the director of this organization many times in the past. I'm a horse rescuer in Louisiana and have seen the great work they do first hand. We all struggle to keep Thoroughbreds safe from entering the slaughter pipeline to Mexico and this group does an excellent job at finding at risk Horses and getting them safe. Furthermore once they do get a horse they are able to rehabilitate and retraining with expert care and knowledge. And their adoption process is excellent. Their work ensures that a horse is matched with the right writer and that the new home is a good one. This is a great organization.
I have supported many thoroughbred rescues efforts of Thoroughbred Athletes Inc for slaughter pipeline horses. They do things right, they follow through and the horse always comes first - no matter how long it takes. I unequivocally recommend adopting, sponsoring or donating to Thoroughbred Athletes.
Adopted 2 wonderful horses from this wonderful organization would love to get another one but my pocket book says no
This organization is fantastic! Lynn is so helpful with choosing the right horse for the person and the lifestyle the person lives!
I was fortunate enough to adopt a wonderful horse that had been discarded and sent to a sale. These people have such caring hearts and amazing volunteers. Honestly they donate so much of their time and their own finances into saving and rehabilitating horses that thrive under their care and go on to homes where they are loved and given a new job.
I have been a member since this start of this organization and I cannot only believe how much I have learned from every person involved, but also how much this organization cares about the horses and the sport as a whole. I've been blessed with incredible opportunities through Thoroughbred Athletes, and continue to love walking into the barn every single day. The crew is a family and each horse is loved on and cared for every single day. Lynn and the volunteers that make up the organization put in an incredible amount of effort and emotion into this program to make it into what it is today, and what it will be in the future.
I've been a volunteer for 6 years with this organization and I can't express in words my admiration for Lynn and the other volunteers' dedication to everything regarding this organization. The horses are each cared for on an individual basis and receive top quality care. Not only does this organization do tons for their own horses and efforts, but Lynn also makes sure to give back to other nonprofits in our state through whatever support is possible.
It is superbly clear that this organization not only strives to meet its own goals and missions, but helps others on the way. I could not be more proud to be a part of the efforts of this org.
I've only been there once but I have to say it was very impressive. I love that these folks help these horses find good homes. They are very nice people with the knowledge to back a place like this. If I could give 10 stars I would.
This is a wonderful group of people thriving to get ottb's a new job. Fitting horses with good people who want a better life for them. I would invite everyone to visit this facility and adopt from them if possible.
The work done by Thoroughbred Athletes is simply amazing! I adopted Analytic last fall from this organization. When he arrived at their facility he had been rescued from an Oklahoma kill pen. Having been exposed to strangles there he ended up being so bad that he needed a tracheostomy! I can't thank Lynn and Thoroughbred Athletes enough for their dedication and outstanding work that they do for the off the track thoroughbreds!
This organization does wonderful work improving the lives of OTTB who are often discarded after their race usefulness is over. OTTB's are beautiful, loving creatures who have so much more to give to a responsible owner. More organizations need to help our nation's horses. I commend them so much for dealing with the dark side of the racing industry and other sources where OTTB's come from needing homes vs. disposal.
A much needed organization that is truly dedicated to rehabilitating OTTBS and matching them with loving and dedicated owners.
It is so wonderful to have Thoroughbred Athletes Inc. to be here for these great horses that have so much more to give . They are a true blessing for the horses !!
I have been so very blessed to get know this organization. Lynn does a fabulous job rescuing, rehabilitating, retraining, and rehoming OTTBs. I couldn't be happier with my OTTB that I got from TBA. They truly are a special breed that deserves a second chance at a new career and that's exactly what TBA does for these beautiful creatures!
Thoroughbred athletes was such a blessing to me. I used to be terrified of horses but once I got a look of Lynn's horses I instantly fell in love with horses. I used to be a tad bit girly girl and didnt really enjoy the smell of a ranch, i would go to mexico at my grandpas ranch and the smell made me want to just stay inside and not go outside at all but now the aroma of the horses at thoroughbred athletes is so amune to me. My mom always asks me how I last when I clean the stalls but I tell her that I just love it there so much that I don't even think about it. I even became more hard working. In fact i love horses and the ranch so much now that my quinceñera (a Mexican tradition that we do when a girl turns 15 and "becomes a women" you make a huge event with family and friends) well it's going to be ranch themed at a ranch obviously (which isnt normal because theyre usually in the city but i love the ranch so much now that i dont care that it won't be "normal") i cant express how much I've changed as a person after volunteering at thoroughbred athletes.in the photo it should describe it a little bit (features one of my favorite horses at thoroughbred athletes) I love how much care Lynn puts into a horses health. It amazes me how much the horses improve from when they first got there. When you compare them in photos to how they are after a while at thoroughbred athletes would put you in a shock. It touches me when i go volunteer and the weather is not the best or just plain freezing in the winter and lynn is STILL there working hard, making sure her horses are fine, and seeing if everything is in check. Everyone there is always working hard and giving their free time to those horses so they can live a long healthy and happy life. Donating to thoroughbred athletes would be the best decision to ever make, trust me its just as helpful as volunteering. (Doing both would be great too)
I have adopted 2 wonderful horses from Thoroughbred Athletes and I couldn't be happier. They do an amazing job of not only saving but healing, retraining and rehoming. Lynn is extremely knowledgeable and has a huge heart. She understands these horses better than anyone. If you are looking for a new horse, this is the place to go. I got my first horse here and I couldn't ask for a better horse.
I carefully follow those involved in thoroughbred rescue, aftercare, and rehoming efforts - I am always impressed with the work of Thoroughbred Athletes, and choose them as one of the few to receive my support via donations. Lynn and TBA do an outstanding job!
This group rehabilitates, retrains, and rehomes about 50 horses each year. That is an amazing number of horses helped.
The care the horses receive while at the facility is beyond reproach.
Lynn is amazing! I have known her for 12+ years (including on the racetrack) and she has always put 100% of her time and efforts into caring for her horses. She has put every inch of her energy into TB athletes and finding so many horses new homes. She also takes in and cares for sick and unwanted horses from feedlots and rehabilitates them. TB Athletes is a one of a kind facility and it's an honor to volunteer and be a part of the mission!
Beautiful farm, very hard working staff. Lynn is knowledgeable about thoroughbreds and how to properly transition them from track to riding horse.
It is difficult to put into words how much this program does and how selflessly, tirelessly, and encouragingly the program and its staff work day in and day out. They truly respect, appreciate, love, and care for every horse that walks through their aisle. To me, they are the epitome of a non-profit, as it is painfully clear that they care more for their horses' wellbeing than they do their own. They put the horse first, and I cannot express how thankful I am to have found such an incredible program. I have had the pleasure of working with over half a dozen of their "thoroughbred athletes" and could not be happier with them.
I was blown away by Thoroughbred Athletes' dedication to their horses, their level of professionalism, and the unbelievably well trained and restarted horses that graduate from their program. We could not have asked for better horses from them. Both horses we got through them were exactly as described and both were adopted by us sight-unseen. We felt comfortable trusting the information provided to us by Thoroughbred Athletes, and could not be happier with the horses we have received from them!
I have been a volunteer for about 7 months. I will continue to work hard for this group and the animals it serves.
We have recently got our first horse, and could not be happier. He is the perfect addition to our family.
I have adopted several horses from thoroughbred athletes and everyone was to exactly what they said. No lies ever and amazing personal!
This is a great group. They work very hard for the horses in their care. They take the time to really know the horses in their care and help them to become ready for a new home and second career.
Very caring, knowledgeable, and experienced facility. Great care is taken when matching a horse to its new family. Highly recommend this facility!
Have a wonderful gelding I got from there absolutely great affiliation
Great organization. Matches right horse for the person and their riding style or discipline and experience. Best off track thoroughbred organization very knowledgeable about each and every horse they rescue. I have an OTTB from there and want another one and will always get one from them and refer for them. Love these women and the blood sweat and tears they put into their organization.
I have two horses adopted from here and they are both wonderful!
Thoroughbred Athletes Inc. is a fantastic organization! I work there part time and am proud to say that I have adopted as well! The horses are so well cared for, happy, and Lynn works very hard to see that they are placed in homes that will be beneficial for everyone involved. If you inquire about a horse you are given a full history on them good or bad. Lynn leaves nothing to question. You know as much about the horse as she does before you decide which one you want! I cannot wait to see the future of this organization, with Lynn at the helm the sky is the limit!
Lynn and the team at TBA are amazing! As a retired jockey, it is a wonderful thing to get to witness and be a part of such an awesome operation helping horses into a second career!
As an active member of Helping Hands Equine Assistance, I saw first hand the great work Thoroughbred Athletes does on a continual basis. We helped them find and save several horses from auctions and feedlots. Some had one foot on the trailer to slaughter. They took over and helped get the horses ready for a new vocation and life. Some of the poor horses still had their race shoes on from the track.. the trainers/owners didn't even take the time to pull their shoes before dumping them at auctions!
Thumbs up to the crew at Thoroughbred! They are top notch!
This is a wonderful organization that does an amazing job at giving Thoroughbreds 2nd chances! I found one of my horses through them and he is wonderful! Thank you for all of the good that you do!
This place is amazing! They truly want to help you find the perfect horse for you but also the right home for the horse
I adopted an amazing horse from this organization. What they are doing for both the horses and the young volunteers that they work with is amazing! Please support this group.
This is a wonderful organization! Thank you for all you do to help thoroughbreds find their 2nd career when they are done racing. Your hard work and dedication to these animals have saved countless lives!
Thoroughbred Athletes saves horses and gives them a second chance. When everyone else has given up on them, they rehabilitate and rehome them. Lynn Sullivan saved my best friend and for that I am forever grateful. I've followed TBA for a few years now and everyone is so friendly. All the volunteers, owners, and staff are such friendly and bright people. They make sure the horses are in top condition before they are rehomed and when they are, you can tell that these horses are truly happy in their homes. TBA is an all around great organization.
Great work guys! There is little more noble than to help one of God's creatures in distress.
Thank you for giving these equine athletes a second chance to compete, even if it is just for someone's love and attention!
Thoroughbred Athletes goes aboveand beyond to make usre that ex-race horses are placed in homes that they can shine. Thanks for being there.
This organization is so dedicated and selfless when it comes to saving and providing for these amazing athletes in need. As an active member of the racing industry, I see day in and day out that aftercare and rehoming of retired racehorses is a huge challenge. I can't say enough for this team that goes above and beyond time and time again!
How can I put into words how I feel about Lynn and Thoroughbred Athletes. My trainer introduced me to them when we were looking for a horse for my husband and I. She took me to Thoughbred athletes to meet the most amazing horse I have ever had the honor of calling my companion. He wasn't on his best behavior that day, but I knew he was the one for us. But Lynn said if you still have problems with him in 30 days being him back. Even thou I knew I wouldn't I could tell she was just making sure we were a good fit. Well fell in love with this gentle giant who we decided to keep and called Otis. We have had otis for a year now and it still amazes me how sweet, gentle and easy going he is. Never gives us any trouble and is up for any job you give him. We are still learning together and I look forward to what the future brings . It truly is amazing what lynn has accomplish and how many homes she has found for these I unsung Heroes of the race world. We need more people and organizations like this one.
Thoroughbred Athletics is an excellent organization devoted to the saving of horses and re-training. Lynn and her team are kindhearted, honest and amazing with the horses. It is truly an asset to have a middle person that is as knowledgeable as she is and be able to adopt one of these beautiful animals. I highly recommend them.
I spoke with Lynn before we recently moved to Oklahoma and was so excited to finally get out there to look at the horses. I rode 3 before taking my Charlie home, and Lynn was patient and honest about each horse. She has such a big heart and helps our OTTBs so much, as well as auction horses that need saving. I love my new horse, and we are working each day to establish a partnership.
I have been really happy with the horse I recently adopted from Thoroughbred Athletes. He's a perfect fit for me and I feel so lucky to have found him. He is such a great horse. I would highly recommend this organization for adopting another one. These horses are all well cared for and loved. If you visit you will certainly see what I mean. Its inspiring to see everyone working together with the goal of getting these horses ready to be placed in good homes. This is an exceptional organization that works tirelessly to care for them. Their level of commitment to the horses is outstanding!!
I have bought 2 horses from thoroughbred athletes and they are my kids! The organization is just wonderful! Lynn truly wants to match horse to rider. She is completely honest and is wonderful to work with! The thoroughbreds are her babies!
I first visited Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc. a little over a month ago, looking for a new project horse for myself. Before arriving, I was sure that my search for a nice horse would be long and arduous, as I wanted to be sure I was finding the perfect new mount to bring along. Upon arrival, I immediately saw many nice horses...all being meticulously cared for. The facility was immaculate, and all of the horses were obviously fed and groomed well. I also noticed each horse being appropriately handled and worked with in a manner that suited each horse's individual needs based on where he/she was in their stage of rehabilitation and retraining coming off of the track. After seeing several nice prospects that day, and learning each of their stories, I made the decision to adopt an extremely lovely mare from Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc., and she was on my property within the week. I am so happy about the decision I made, and I truly believe that the thoroughbred racing industry in Oklahoma is so fortunate to have a facility such as this to aid in rehabilitating, retraining, and re-homing horses off the track. I have recommended the facility to other friends of mine who may be looking for horses in the future, and I feel so grateful that I have found such a wonderful place, doing such positive things for these great animals.
I first met Lynn going into my freshman year in 2010, before the program recieved a non-profit status. I have been a volunteer ever since, and am now a senior. The program is well run, and has helped me with my riding, training, and horsemanship (and photography business), along with countless horses. I have met many wonderful people through adoptions, shows, and clinics/lessons through Thoroughbred Athletes and have yet to hear a negative word, nor could I possiblly say negative things about this organization. The level of work put in each day into each horse is astounding,from grooming, feeding, fly control, comfort for each animal, and recuperation of sick or injured horses. The level of dedication has never waivered, and the quality of horses and volunteers are irreplaceable.
Cannot stop saying great things about this organization and the volunteers involved. The horse I recieved has far met and exceeded what I was expecting. Will adopt my next horse from them without hesitation. Have referred many people to them. Lynn loves her horses and takes great measure to assure they are homed with the perfect home.