Broodmare & Bloodstock

Broodmare & Bloodstock, a program of Second Stride, serves broodmares and non-racing bloodstock in need of new careers and new homes.  If a horse, at any age, needs a first, second or third career, we can help!  Second Stride started Broodmare & Bloodstock in 2022 to offer a safe, caring option to Thoroughbred owners and breeders who wish to transition their horses to new homes.  We will assess your horses’ capabilities and temperament and place them with a carefully vetted adopter in a permanent home.

Horses We Serve
Twenty horses have already been served through Broodmare & Bloodstock, including horses from Claiborne Farm, Denali Stud and Upson Downs Farm.  Our ambition is to provide any Thoroughbred owner or breeder in Kentucky or beyond with immediate access to the safe, responsible facilities of Second Stride while we work to place your horse in a permanent home.  This may take weeks or it may take months, but we’re there for your horse for the long haul.  Check out this short video to see our program in action!

Donate Your Horse
Spaces are currently available! To donate your broodmare, Thoroughbred yearling or other unable-to-race bloodstock, please review Second Stride’s donation process and complete the donation form.

More Information
Contact us at to learn more about how we will transition your broodmare, yearling or other bloodstock into productive new roles.

Seed funding for Broodmare & Bloodstock has been provided by The Right Horse Initiative, a program of the ASPCA, whose goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States.  The Right Horse Initiative is a collection of equine industry professionals working together to improve the lives of horses in transition.  To that end, they provide grants earmarked for programs to support off-track Thoroughbreds.  These programs operate independently of The Right Horse Initiative, and instead, exist as a partnership between the aftercare organization and their supporters.  Our thanks to The Right Horse Initiative for investing in this important industry need!