Who we are

We’re a group of dedicated racing industry professionals providing a safe path to a new career for our thoroughbred stars of the bluegrass state.

Second Stride provides professional rehabilitation, retraining and placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses. The program specializes in giving retired thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new.

Visit our Oldham County, Kentucky farm to learn about Second Stride, and see our amazing adoptable thoroughbreds preparing for new careers. Tours last 1 hour and can be booked by appointment at flexible times and days. For best availability please request tours with as much notice as possible. This is an outdoor walking tour, so dress accordingly. Visitors will leave with a gift from the Bluegrass! To visit our facility and our adoptable horses, contact: info@secondstride.org

Second Stride is proud to have 2014 Kentucky Derby contender, GENERAL A ROD as our newest ambassador! Thank you to Skychai Racing LLCand Hot Pink Stables for trusting us with his care while he is with us. General a Rod started 18 times and amassed a total of $553,177 in earnings with a 5/2/1/ record. Retired in 2016, he spent a few years at stud before coming to Second Stride. General would love to welcome you to the farm for a tour. If you would like to take a tour of our Oldham County, Kentucky farm location and see how Second Stride helps thoroughbreds click the following link. Schedule your visit with our horses and a tour of our farm >>
Adopt a horse
Mischievous Guy
  • 3 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • Into Mischief (Harlan's Holiday) out of Kappa Gama by Orientate
  • Bred in FL
  • 16 hands. He last raced on 1/27/22 and retired with a left hind suspensory ligament rupture. He had surgery and does have hardware in the leg. We do have the radiographs.

    Don’t let his name fool you. He isn’t a mischievous guy. He is quite kind and easy going. He is recovering well from his injury. Currently, he is on round pen turnout until the end of June.

    He seems levelheaded and curious. He is a cribber, controlled with a strap. He stays quiet in his stall and doesn’t pester his neighbors. He is respectful of his handlers and trustworthy. Due to his injury, he is going to make the world’s greatest trail horse and is looking forward to all the adventures he will get to go on with you.

    Ride eval pending.

Roomis Igloomis
  • 4 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • Mineshaft (A. P. Indy) out of Sass and Class by Harlan's Holiday
  • Bred in KY
  • 16 hands. He never raced and has 2 published works, the last being on 3/21/22 at Palm Meadows. He retired with a left torn tendon. We do have scans. He does have some freeze fire on his right hind splint. The splint is set.

    Roomis Igloomis is as fun as his name suggests! He is an energetic boy with a mischievous eye, playful and smart! He enjoys being groomed and doesn’t mind clippers or a good mane pull. He stands quietly in his stall and doesn’t cause any trouble. He is a cribber, controlled with a strap.

    Roomis is currently on round pen turnout until the end of June. Early July, he can start small paddock turnout for 30 days. Early August, he can go on full turn out with others. 6 months before ground work can begin. 1 year before full training. Please consult your vet before for further recommendations.

    Ride eval pending.


Heavy Roller
  • 8 year old thoroughbred gelding
  • Malibu Moon (A. P. Indy) out of Yara by Put It Back
  • Bred in KY
  • 16 plus hands.  He last ran in December and retired with a right distal radius fracture and significant arthritis.

    Roller is a hunk of a horse with a wonderful personality. Curious and smart, he stands quietly in his stall and doesn’t cause any trouble. He is currently on round pen turnout until the end of June. Roller will need to be assessed in late June to determine when he can start back to very light training.

    We think Roller would look fantastic under western tack! Due to the arthritis, he will be limited to trails or other flat work.

    He stood well for our vet and farrier.



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