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

June 18, 2021 | Racing , Timed / Speed events
After his racing career, Grabin Courage has embraced his new life and work.
May 24, 2021 | Timed Events , Team roping
Former racehorse Dah Ninja has taken to his new career as a rope horse with ease and skill, working on both team roping ends as a head and heel horse.
April 20, 2021 | Racing , Racing
Loved on and off the track, this retired racehorse is now a liberty performer.
March 15, 2021 | Racing , Racing
The 2018 world champion has done more than enough, but he’s still doing more.
February 15, 2021 | Racing , Racing
This gorgeous black mare went from racehorse to kid horse.