Second-Career Racehorses

Caring for the American Quarter Horse while racing and when they come off the track to be a retired racehorse.

Second Career Star SCS Shenoshowtofly, a dark bay nearly black horse, image shows two pictures, on left is the horse as a racehorse, and the right is the horse as a leadline competitor, standing with her owner at her head, and a small girl sitting on her back in a western saddle.

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The American Quarter Horse is known around the world for its versatility, athleticism and gentle temperament. These traits make off-the-track Quarter Horses uniquely suited for second careers once they retire as racehorses.

These retired racehorses are in high demand for many purposes, including barrel racing, rodeo, roping, horse shows, jumping, dressage, ranching and trail riding. An educated horseman can transition a retired racehorse to a second career where many have gone on to be highly successful, competing to the highest levels of competition, such as the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show or the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Below find more about second-career racehorses

January 02, 2022 | Racing , Racing
A Grade 1 racehorse, this stallion has proven himself in several new careers.
December 09, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
Patrionic Dash and KR Famous Tequilla came off the racetrack and rocketed into rodeo life.
December 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
Stetson Jorgensen and former racehorse Patrionic Dash are headed to their third Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
November 29, 2021 | Racing , Timed / Speed events
From stakes horse to pro rodeo superstar, Dashin Haze does it all. NFR cowboy Curtis Cassidy's steer wrestling horse "Tyson" is a former racehorse.
November 01, 2021 | Racing , Racing
Bred for speed and power, this second-career racing star has added height.