I’ve been thinking about this for several weeks now. Like many of you who are involved with horse racing–I spend part of every day of my Life feeling guilty, and thinking that I should just pack it up and take a job as secretary to some corporate moron.
No one who’s involved in horse racing–whether in media (up most nights ’til 2AM, writing)–or as a groom/trainer/hotwalker, in the barn at 4AM–virtually no one who would keep these ungodly hours does so because it’s FUN…
Fortunately, NYRA and NYTHA (the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association) have programs, such as Take2 and Take the Lead. NTRA and oher racing organizations have similar measures in place, to help horses off the track to find other careers.
They are safe today, because of the loving concern of many people on Facebook, and the willingness of J&M to take in even-more horses. These two horses and their two friends are safe, well-fed and NOT in a slaughterhouse today.
NYRA and NYTHA.