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February 2016 - Thoroughbred Retirement FoundationThoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Archive for February, 2016

TRF horses, inmates grace the silver screen

by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds A prisoner/horse program that has mended hearts and reshaped lives, and is featured in an independent film narrated by Vanessa Redgrave, will be shown next month in a screening aimed at enlightening viewers to the healing gifts of rescue animals. The Wound and the Gift, a cinematic creation inspired […]

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Tango Tony

What a kind and thoughtful eye Tango Tony has!   Makes us wonder about the stories he could tell.   Tony is a great grandson of Northern Dancer and raced 25 times winning $10,000. He was retired to TRF in 2010 where he will remain in our compassionate care  for the rest of his life.

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TRF Therapy horse helps patients perceive selves

by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds A bay mare who bucks when she’s ridden and has an addiction to windsucking—an act thought to get horses high— has brought hope and healing to therapy patients who seek her guidance in their journey toward wellness. Code Forty, an off-track Thoroughbred fostered seven years ago from the Thoroughbred […]

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TRF Horses & Humans withstand January Blizzard

by Francis LaBelle The blizzard that hit the East Coast on the weekend of January 24 wreaked havoc at an historical level. According to the Associated Press, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York City received more than two feet of snow during the event. Philadelphia received just under two feet. All four major cities shattered […]

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