Wow, this is incredible. Ted Grevelis of Tabby Lane Thoroughbreds went to a local auction with members of the Minnesota Retired Racehorse Project to help pull Thoroughbreds from the kill pen.
There were several rescues, including a former New Vocations horse who was a successful endurance mount! Later, they come across several racehorses:
…a pen was discovered with five Thoroughbreds and another outside. All of the five still had their racing plates on.
This horses were purchased off the track by a known dealer who likes to say he has “a good riding home” for them, forks over a couple of hundred bucks and away they go to Mexico or Canada. Donating your Thoroughbred to the Project or another program can get you a $5000 tax credit. Selling to the dealer gets you $200 cash. Is it really worth it?
This entire post is outstanding! Link below…