THE UNWAVERING MISSION OF TPR

A Life line for Retired Racers At Thoroughbred Placement Resources (TPR), a big part of our mission is to provide retired racers with the skills they need to find their forever homes. This journey involves intake, rehabilitation, and retraining and can be as unique as the horses themselves. We are committed to never giving up …

2023 Some of the Horses of TPR

Meet some of the horses who are receiving the care, rehabilitation and training they need to have a wonderful life. Stevis Man retired from racing in October 2022 at the age of 12 years old.  Marlene Murray, President of the RACE Fund had been following his career for the past three years, always contacting reaching …

The Importance of Forage for Horses: Why Every Horse Owner Needs to Take This Seriously

When you visit Leighton Farm, the home of Thoroughbred Placement Resources, you will notice how relaxed and healthy all of the horses are. Our feeding program has a substantial impact on giving the horses a sense of well-being. A large component is the amount of forage our horses have access to. As a horseman with …

First Off-site Ride

I had taken Stevie over to Cheryl’s farm one week ago when I went over to ride Fellow.  On that occasion I grazed him, put him in a stall, with a great view – thanks to Cheryl’s generosity.  Stevie had a wonderful, positive experience to build on for this the following visit.  I want to …

The Hardest Thing

I’ve been riding Stevie consistently and now it’s time to begin work on the canter.  Introducing the canter to retired racehorses is one of the hardest things to address when laying down a new foundation.  Relaxation is a must but the horse believes I am asking him to gallop and that’s understandable because he has …

An Elastic Connection

I’m working to entice Stevie to reach to an elastic contact.  This is the beginning of developing a new connection between Stevie and the rider.  When he does reach and make contact with the bit, because I am soft and elastic, there is room for him to continue moving his body to walk or trot. …