Mission: Old Friends provides a permanent retirement home to at-risk racehorses - those whose racing and breeding careers have ended. We are the only thoroughbred rescue / retirement facility that accepts stallions, In addition to our pensioned stallions, Old Friends is home to some very deserving retired mares & geldings. Through our campaign of education and tourism, we draw attention to all retired Thoroughbreds and all equines in need.
Programs: Operating programs at Old Friends include daily tours, educational videos about the horses racing careers and outreach to local schools in an effort to raise awareness about the important needs of former racehorses.
I have visited Old Friends and seen this great operation in action. Michael Blowen is the founder of Old Friends. He is a dedicated man who serves these retired race horses with great respect and admiration. He works tirelessly to better Old Friends and take in as many horses as physically possible. The entire staff is a wonderfully functioning team that serve these animals so well. Old Friends can only profit and prosper with help of others who find the plight of used up race horses a disgrace. Old Friends is an outstanding non-profit.
Old Friends is a GREAT non-profit organization that offers retirement to ex-race horses that are in need of rescue and retirement. I have donated and do support this rescue on a reglar basis. They are one of the few rescues that offer this kind of help to stallions.