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Non-Profit Racehorse rescue

After the Homestretch Arizona

 

non-profit racehorse rescue

After The Homestretch Arizona

Since 2011

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredited Organization

We are a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the legacy of former racehorses through reconditioning, retraining, and re-homing.

We rely solely upon the generous support of our donors, grant partners and volunteers to carry out our mission. 

Your donation goes directly to the care of these wonderful horses.

No one at ATHA recieves a salary.

Please consider a donation today!

What We Do

Our goal is to prepare our horses for new adoptive homes. The majority of our horses have recently retired from the track, but we also have received horses from the AZ Dept of Agriculture and from people who can no longer care for their ex-racehorse.

We are here to give them that chance – it’s what we do!

Reconditioning

Reconditioning for a retired racehorse is all about helping the horse transition from a racing career to a new life. It focuses on both physical and mental aspects. When the horses first arrive, they are given time to adjust and settle in.

Physical reconditioning

Physical reconditioning might involve addressing injuries sustained during racing, ensuring proper healing, and building the horse’s strength and fitness back up. They receive a nutritious diet to support their overall health.

Retraining

Racehorses are trained for racing, and they need to learn new skills to adapt to different disciplines. This retraining involves teaching them new gaits for dressage, jumping, or simply getting comfortable being handled and ridden for pleasure. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to give ex-racehorses a second chance.

“To Protect the Legacy of Former Racehorses through Reconditioning, Retraining, and Re-homing.”

Our goal is to prepare our horses for new, adoptive homes. 

Since these horses were bred for athleticism, heart, and intelligence they are still very athletic and are excelling in other disciplines. They just need a chance to find that second career and a new home … “after the homestretch.”

Adopting a Horse

ATHA’s commitment extends beyond retraining.

We meticulously screen potential adopters, ensuring a perfect match based on experience, lifestyle, and expectations.

Adoptive families receive ongoing support and guidance, helping them build a successful and lasting bond with their new equine companion.​

MakING a Donation

We are a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the legacy of former racehorses through reconditioning, retraining, and re-homing.

We rely solely upon the generous support of our donors, grant partners and volunteers to carry out our mission.

Your donation goes directly to the care of these wonderful horses.

Available for Adoption

Grayhawk

Pulayarmahaganrand

Gray/Roan Thoroughbred Gelding 

Charley Brown

Charley Brown

Irons Up

Bay American Appendix Gelding

General

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Featured in the video above

Get Involved

Lending a hand at After the Homestretch Arizona allows you to directly impact the lives of magnificent retired racehorses. This all-volunteer organization depends on passionate individuals to provide care for these deserving animals. By contributing your time, you’ll help prepare the horses for loving adoptive homes and ensure they have a bright future after the racetrack.

Upcoming Events

July 28th - Harold's Cave Creek Coral

Annual Founder’s Day Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction.

Please Join us! More details to come!

6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, Arizona 85331

Thank You!

Charitable Foundations & Supportors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following charitable foundations and sponsors. We would not be able to carry out the work we do without their grants and assistance. 

American Trucks

Pet Adoption Notes

Adopting

If you are interested in bringing one of our horses into your family, please get in touch with us to arrange an appointment to meet the horses.

We know they are looking forward to meeting you!

We have a list of frequently asked questions about adopting one of our horses. Please download and review our FAQ below.

Please review our list of frequently asked questions to gain a better understanding about the adoption process and requirements.

Adoption Application

Our goal is to prepare our horses for new adoptive homes. The majority of our horses have recently retired from the track, but we also have received horses from the AZ Dept of Agriculture and from people who can no longer care for their ex-racehorse.

Since these horses were bred for athleticism, heart, and intelligence, they are still very athletic and excel in many other disciplines. They just need a chance to find that second career and a new caring home.

We are here to give them that chance – it’s what we do!

Visiting the Ranch without an appointment is strictly prohibited for your safety and the safety of the horses.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Dannielle at 623-205-8528

Thank you!