There are many horse rescues and adoption centers located throughout Pennsylvania and the whole United States. One such facility is called After The Races. They are located in Nottingham, Pennsylvania.
After the Races takes retired Thoroughbred race horses from Philadelphia Park. Before coming to the facility, each horse is vetted and evaluated. Then a rehabilitation plan is put in place that fits each individual horse. During rehabilitation, time is spent getting to know the horse, it’s temperament and it’s physical capabilites. This allows them to match the horses to the right individuals.
While at the facility, they are turned out (weather permitting) in pastures to get rid of their energy and to learn to become horses again. It is neat to watch them run around, kicking up their heels, being able to act their age.
After the Races is a non-profit organization. The facility operates with volunteers, donated items and funds, and proceeds from the fees of adopted horses. Every dollar goes directly to the care and feed of the horses.
I adopted my Thoroughbred, Pippa, from this facility and they do care about the horses. I would love to volunteer my time here, but I live too far.