Horses sometimes come to Racer Placers who are not likely candidates for adoption, either because of age or because although they are comfortable in a pasture situation, they are not able to be ridden or driven. Most of these horses could be nice pasture pals, but we recognize that today there is simply not much call for pasture pals.
On average, it costs $100 per month to feed and care for a horse. Of course, this does not take into account overhead. Racer Placers currently has 8 horses who we consider “residents”. Below you will find a picture and description of each horse. If you would like to be a part of contributing to any of these horses well-being, we invite you to “sponsor” a horse. Our basic sponsor fee is $20 per month, but of course, you may give more than that if you care to.
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Flag Dale Road
This very sweet and pretty gelding came to Racer Placers from the east coast, where after a short racing career, he became a “road horse”. He seems to have changed hands many times in his life, and obviously encountered owners who did not care for his welfare at all. He arrived at Racer Placers two years ago very thin. As you can see in his picture, his rear fetlocks are dropped and his hocks are large. It appears that once they had extracted all the work they could from him, his owners simply took him to a slaughter sale. There he was purchased by a kind woman who sent him to Racer Placers in hopes of finding a good life for him.
Flag Dale Road has paid his dues to mankind many times over. He has been made to pull loads much too heavy for him, and that has taken a terrible toll on his rear legs. Today he is happy in a pasture with other horses. He is active, and trots and canters freely in the pasture. We believe that at 14 years old, Flag Dale Road will be able to enjoy several more years of comfort and companionship with the rest of Racer Placers’ resident horses. We believe he has certainly earned a soft retirement.
To help sponsor Flag with a monthly payment of $20, please use the button below. You may cancel at any time. To make a one time sponsoring donation, see the button above.