If you are looking for a retired Standardbred to use as a pleasure or companion horse, the adoption societies are a great place to look. The Standardbred Adoption Societies take in horses that are unable to race or are retired from racing. Most of these societies provide transitional training to have them ready for their new career.
Once the owner of a Standardbred has decided, for the best interest of the horse, to end its racing and breeding career, the owner has the option to convert the registration of his/her horse to a pleasure registration at no charge.
The Standardbred is a smart, talented and experienced breed. Across Canada, retired Standardbreds are starting second careers in jumping, dressage, western pleasure, trail riding, as ambassadors and more.