KENTUCKY HORSE HELP HOTLINE

1-866-634-0030

Call to report starving horses, find hay, ask for assistance in feeding your horses, or relinquish a horse.


Goodsearch: You Search...We Give!
Each time you search for an internet topic with Goodsearch it will generate funds for Second Stride and help our program place even more Thoroughbreds in need.

Simply click on the Goodsearch banner above and then click on "get started".

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"JOCKEY CLUB THOROUGHBRED INCENTIVE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NON-COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS", from The Paulick Report. Second Stride graduate "DALAHAST" competes with Ella MacMaster, recipient of the T.I.P. Young Rider Award.

"OTTB SHOCK AND AWE IN QUARTER HORSE COUNTRY", from The Paulick Report.

"BLACKFOOT MYSTERY TACKLES EVENTING AT 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES", from The Paulick Report.

"RIDING IMPROVES PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH", from The Paulick Report.

"RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT GRADS SHOWCASE THOROUGHBRED VERSATILITY AT PA EXPO", from The Paulick Report.

"How Much Does a Horse Cost?", from THE HORSE magazine.

"Former racehorse wins Rolex Three-Day Event", article from the Daily Racing Form.

"A Filly’s Unlikely Journey From a Rescue Project to the Racetrack", article from the New York Times.

"Failed racehorses find future in eventing", article from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension - Oldham County, resource for Kentucky horse owners.

Travel information


  • Louisville, Kentucky - Visitors Bureau
  • Expedia.com - book a flight, reserve a hotel, rental car
  • maps.google.com - get driving directions

  • Local attractions


  • Churchill Downs - home of the world's greatest horse race, The Kentucky Derby
  • Kentucky Derby Museum - at Churchill Downs
  • Keeneland - historic Lexington racetrack
  • Kentucky Tourism - more things to do in Kentucky
  • Kentucky Horse Park - Lexington
  • Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event - Kentucky Horse Park, the only 4 star event in the Americas

  • Organizations dedicated to equine issues


  • INDIANA HBPA - horsemen's benevolent & protective association

  • The Jockey Club - Thoroughbred Connect program

  • KTA-KTOB - Kentucky Thoroughbred Association / Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders

  • Thoroughbred Charities of America - Supporting retirement, rescue and research

  • ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  • Keeneland Foundation - benefits the Central Kentucky community and Thoroughbred industry

  • Unwanted Horse Coalition - Directory of facilities currently taking in horses
  • Kentucky Horse Council - Supporting all breeds in the state of Kentucky

  • AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • The EQUUS Foundation - Improving the quality of life of horses
  • Kentucky Equine Education Project - Increasing awareness of the benefits of Kentucky's horse economy
  • North American Thoroughbred Society - Promotes thoroughbred sport horses
  • Racing Medication and Testing Consortium - Develops, promotes and coordinates policies, research and educational programs at the national level, that seek to ensure the fairness and integrity of racing, the health and welfare of racehorses and participants, and protection of the interests of the racing public
  • Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation Inc. - including the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
  • Horses & Hope - not for profit working for breast cancer education and screening for Kentucky horse industry workers

  • Businesses and organizations supporting the thoroughbred


    Second Stride horse Forest Warfare at William Woods University
  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance - thoroughbred industry organization
  • Community Foundation of Louisville - Give Local
  • Retired Racehorse Training Project - non-profit promoting OTTBs
  • Paulick Report - thoroughbred racing news blog
  • 42 Fleur de Lis Mini Trial Series - tracking awards for Second Stride horses
  • Kaiser Equine Transportation - discounted shipping for Second Stride's adopted thoroughbreds
  • Foster's Farrier Service - serving the Louisville area’s barefoot horse community
  • Horse Racing Nation - thoroughbred racing news
  • Turfway Park - Race Track
  • Spring Run Farm - Prospect, Kentucky Eventing Stable
  • Pro-Ride - all weather training surface
  • NTRA - National Thoroughbred Racing Association
  • Maggie Mae Designs - Hats & Accessories
  • Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy - meeting the social, physical and spirtual needs of those in the KY horse industry
  • William Woods University - Equestrian Studies @ The Woods
  • Breeders Cup Ltd. - Thoroughbred World Championships
  • Tails Pet Media Group, Inc. - Chicago, Illinois
  • KyForward.com - local news and information
  • Off-TrackThoroughbreds.com - blog dedicated to telling Success Stories of off-track Thoroughbreds
  • The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) - sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows
  • Pony Up! Kentucky - Equestrian fashion sales that benefit retired and rescued horses in need
  • Indian Charlie - We never let the truth get in the way of a good story
  • your online calendar of horse show live streams

    Organizations supporting animal issues


  • no kill louisville - save every adoptable animal
  • Pet Groups United - networking alliance
  • PetSmart Charities - saving the lives of homeless pets
  • Tony Stewart Foundation - assisting qualified not-for-profit organizations that serve children, animals and injured drivers
  • Merck Animal Health - working for the animals, the environment and society

  • Link Partners


  • Next Day Jumps - Great Jumps In Stock, Ships Tomorrow
  • Stream Horse TV - broadcasts of eventing competitions all over the world


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