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Review for Thoroughbred Retirement, Rehabilitation and Careers, West Chester, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I just adopted Big Prize, TRRAC's slaughter save, from Nina and Charlie. For a horse who has gone through so much, he is the most willing and gentle boy I've ever met, which I totally credit to his first months of rescue and the patient interactions and schooling he was given. When I first called to ask about him, Nina first asked about what I was looking for and my experience with OTTB's before giving an honest disclosure of his life and temperament. Having dealt with other adoption agencies who were not so transparent or thorough, I appreciated this right away because it showed me how important it was to find the right home for him, rather than just any home. Nina told my trainer and I that she believed he needed his own person to bond with and trust, and he's proven her right. In just 6 days of work after we brought him home, he went from needing a half hour of patience before I was able to get on at the mounting block (something they had been working on at TRRAC) to allowing me to mount all by myself without any help. At Nina and Charlie's he was shown that no one was going to push him past his limit and he was not going to be punished for his fears. He transferred that trust to me so quickly, and it makes my heart melt. I am so grateful they chose to save him, and that he chose me as his person.

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