Former Racehorses Looking for a Home

A former racehorse has much to offer after its period of rehabilitation and Greatwood makes every effort to match the right horse with a carer. Greatwood equine management staff carefully vets all applicants to ensure that ultimately both horse and carer have a long and happy life together.

  • Knowledgeable, caring people
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Thoroughbred experience
  • Below 12 stone
  • Ability, facilities and commitment
  • Applicant’s references and facilities will be checked
  • If this is satisfactory to the staff, the applicants will then be asked to sign a legal contract and make a donation of £750
  • Carers are required to become a Friend of Greatwood for the duration of the loan - this costs just £5 per month

This donation towards the substantial running costs of Greatwood is very much appreciated when an ex-racehorse is re-homed.

  • While Greatwood expects all horses to remain with the carer for the rest of their natural lives, a firm contract is in place whereby horses cannot be sold on or moved without Greatwood's permission and regular welfare checks are undertaken.


16 years old – 16.1hh Bay Gelding

By Pistolet x Nova Rose

Blue is wise beyond his years, and adored by all at Greatwood for his laid back and genuine attitude. He is relied upon at Greatwood to escort the “newbies” on their first hacks. This gentle horse is looking for a happy hacking home where he will be treasured into his twilight years.



9 years old - 15.3hh Bay Gelding

By Royal Applause x Bendis

A cheeky chappy who thrives on human interaction, “Always tries his best” appears on all his report cards along with a gold star. Travis is currently working well both from the ground and when ridden, concentrating on building his confidence and promoting a calm approach to work. He is a fun horse and will suit an active home with plenty to keep his attention.



4 years old 15hh Dark Bay Gelding

By Kodiac x Magilni

Mo is a dream to handle in the box for all activities; he is a very genuine boy. He is a quiet but keen hack and his schooling is coming on leaps and bounds. He has started some small jump work and has taken to it wonderfully. He will make a great all-rounder for somebody. Maybe riding club and local competitions.



15 years old – 17.2hh Dark Bay Gelding

By Goldneyev x Jubilation

Louis is a lovely horse and good to handle in every way. Although he is our biggest horse here currently, he is one of the gentlest. He has 4 lovely paces and a big confident stride. He moves in a lovely outline when schooling. He can hack alone or in company. A genuine all round gem.



5 years old - 16.1hh Bay Gelding

By Bushranger x Auspicious

Bill is extremely laid back for a Thoroughbred. He is taking well to his work but does need encouragement but he is still only a youngster so we are taking things slowly for him. We are currently working towards a better outline and he is picking this up well. He is proving to be a sensible and sweet horse. He is never going to light up the world but for the right owner I am sure he will be a great friend.


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