Success Stories in Re-homing our Former Racehorses

Please see below a selection of our many success stories

Chester'slittlegem (Chessie)

Chester'slittlegem (Chessie)

Age 12 - Rehomed 2018

Chessie was rehomed in 2018. Both Chessie and her carer were green when they met but bonded well and were keen to learn together which they have and will continue to do.

"There is nothing better that Chessie and I like to do than saddle up and go off yard hacking. Her inquisitiveness and forward going manner have made her perfect for long distance rides. We have grown and grown in confidence in each other the last few years and have tackled all manners of obstacles. We are hoping for 2021 to get out there more and take on some more regular endurance and pleasure rides."

"On the ground she has been a delight from day one, easily handled by my daughter as well as anyone on the yard, it is as if she has always been there."

 
Fast or Free (Fred)

Fast or Free (Fred)

Age 12 - Rehomed 2017

Fred was rehomed in 2017, he made his mark on his new carer straight away and a great partnership was born. Fred tries the boundaries at times but his carer understands him well and enjoys being kept on her toes by him.

"Fred came into my life nearly 6 years ago, and there’s never been a dull moment! He is such a sweet little chap, always up for a cuddle or a scratch, but he can be a handful to ride! He can be very spooky and is very sharp! Very often I find we’re going in the opposite direction in a split second!! He’s very willing to please and loves learning new things. Although I might plan what type of exercise he’s to have day to day, that can change depending on what mood I think he’s in at the time. Sometimes a planned schooling, might turn into a hack, just because I know 'today is not a schooling day'!"

"My hope with him is to do some BD or RoR Dressage, but who knows if we’ll get there? Maybe we'll just spend time hacking around the beautiful Devon countryside? Whatever we do, he will have a home with me for life!"

 
Suehail

Suehail

Age 12 years - Rehomed 2017

Suehail is a big handsome TB. He settled quickly with his new carer and stable mate. Since being in his new home he has turned his hand to a number of disciplines, showing a great attitude and willingness.

Quote from Suehail's carer:
"When I was first shown Suehail (now Woody) at Greatwood, I knew he was exactly the sort of horse I was looking for. Since I got him, three years ago, he has given me so much pleasure. He is a very loving and funny boy, and is best friends with Rowley, my retired horse. Woody is continuing to learn his new role as a riding club horse. Woody loves his regular hydrotherapy sessions, not only do they help him with his core strength but he sees them as a treat and an opportunity to create big splashes whilst in there! I admire Greatwood for the hard work and care they take in re-homing their racehorses and I am very grateful to the GW team for entrusting Woody to me. I look on my partnership with Woody as a great success and he certainly has a home for life with me."