Our Mission

Second Stride’s mission is to provide professional rehabilitation, retraining and placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses with qualified adopters.

We specialize in giving transitioning thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new. 

Since our founding in 2005, we have placed over 1,500 retired thoroughbred racehorses and other thoroughbreds in need with qualified adopters around the country.



Second Stride is proud to have 2014 Kentucky Derby contender, General A Rod as our ambassador! He would love to welcome you to our Oldham County, Kentucky farm for a tour.
Adopt a horse
Awesome Alexa
  • 14 year old thoroughbred mare
  • Awesome Again (Deputy Minisher) out of Chandelle by Crafty Prospector
  • Bred in KY
  • 16 hands. She last raced in 2012 and retired sound. Her last foal was in 2019. 

    Alexa is a kind mare that is learning to be back under saddle. She is a bit looky but hasn’t spooked at anything. She does need a more experienced rider at this time. Second Stride has transitioned 2 of her foals who have gone on to enjoy successful careers post racing and we are honored to help Alexa as well.

    Alexa can live outside 24/7 or come into the stall. She does well either way. She settles down quickly to graze and is quiet in her stall. She enjoys being groomed and loved on. She stands well for the vet and farrier and is respectful of her handlers.

    She will be suitable for any discipline she enjoys.

Divine Indy
  • 16 year old thoroughbred mare
  • Mineshaft (A. P. Indy) out of Indi Divina (CHI) by Roy
  • Bred in KY
  • 16.3 hands. She last raced in 2014 and retired sound. We are not aware of any injuries. She has had 5 foals. She lost her last foal earlier this year. She is eligible for the RRP Broodmare division!

    Indy qualifies for our home for the holidays event where the fee will be half off through 12/31/23. If you bring your trailer the day of appointment and take home you will get an additional $100 off.

    A kind, seemingly intelligent mare, she settled in quickly to our farm and turned out well with her new pasture friends. She is a big, solid girl that is sound and ready to get back under saddle with her new partner.

    She gets along well with pasture friends and was good for the vet and farrier. She is quiet in her stall but is also good for 24/7 turnout. A lovely mare deserving of a second chance.

    Indy did well her first time under saddle. She didn’t seem to mind getting back to work. A lovely mare. She should be able to train for any discipline.


  • 4 year old thoroughbred filly
  • Fed Biz (Giant's Causeway) out of Tiz My Time by Sharp Humor
  • Bred in KY
  • 16 hands. She last raced on 9/27/23 and retired with a left hind sesamoid chip. She is now sound and turning out and doing well. We do have X-Rays.

    Now qualifies for our home for the holidays event and her fee will be half off. If you bring your trailer the day of appointment and take her home you will get an additional $100 off.

    Now needs the rest of the year off before riding in January 2024. Once she is sound, she should be suitable for any lower level disciplines. 

    Now is lovely filly but is a bit skittish and needs time and patience to learn her new world. She was very good for the vet and farrier and doesn’t seem to have any vices. She is quiet in her stall and does well while out.

    Ride eval pending.



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