Transitions Equine Inc

A nonprofit organization

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Transitions Equine re-trains and re-homes thoroughbred racehorses who have finished their racing careers and are in need of new careers and new homes. Our goal is to transition former racehorses from their racing lives to new lives as riding horses where they can be successful and happy in any number of riding disciplines. This transition is accomplished in our retraining  program where horses learn the new skills needed for their new lives. In the re-homing part of our program we focus on matching our retrained horses with their new owners in order to create a riding partnership that can be enjoyed for many years to come. We accept sane and sound horses from private individuals, veterinarians and trainers.  Happily, our work can prevent a horse from being neglected, abused or sent to slaughter. We operate at a network of private barns and boarding facilities in the East Metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

After a horse is accepted into Transition Equine’s program we develop an individual training and conditioning program based on the horse’s abilities and athletic condition.  As training continues we determine the discipline that best suits the horse. Western riding, trail riding, dressage, hunt seat, jumper, eventing and driving are all disciplines that we explore with our horses. Our trainers are experienced in all disciplines and have no discipline preference. In other words, we are not invested in a horse succeeding in a particular discipline; rather we are completely committed to discovering each horse’s natural preference. Our belief is that a horse who enjoys his or her job is a happy horse which in turn strengthens the bond they develop with their new owner. To that end, we take great care in matching horses with their future family to ensure the safety, health and happiness of both horse and human.

Transitions Equine is supported by tax-deductible donations from monthly contributors, annual gifts from supporters, grants, and matching grants.


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