This is a story I wrote about our ottb that we adopted.
The story of a Racehorse’s New Beautiful Awesome Life
Rachel was born on the thirteen of May in 2009 on a racetrack. The meaning of her life was to make her owner a very rich person. She was bred to win. She was bred to run. Her purpose of her life was to run…to win…and to make her owner money. That’s all her owners wanted, was money…not her….just the money. They named her Rachels Wild. It was a joke….she is not wild…not at all. Far from it. Far from a typical thouroghbred. She is calm, friendly and not at all wild. This special filly is related to the great Secretariat and her father, Wild Wonder earned over $7,000,000 in his racing career. Her mother was named Rachels Diamonds.
She grew up on a racetrack called until she turned 4 years old. She was treated very well at the track, unlike most racehorses. Most racehorses leave the track after their career is over with very serious trauma or bahavioral issues. But some one treated this little filly very well. She was not abused, or beat or ever hurt. She was the lucky one.
After only 13 starts, her owners started to realize that this little filly just wasn’t meant to be a racehorse. Even though her father had earned so much money in his career, Rachel was just not as successful as him. Rachel was fast…she loved to run…but she wasn’t meant to win. She had another purpose in her life. A hidden purpose that wouldn’t be found till later in her life.
After her owners decided that Rachel should stop racing it was a matter of time before her new owner would be found. Would she end up being bought by a man to be taken to an auction to be sold again? A lot of people think only sick, old horses end up at auction. But contrary to that belief, many young healthy horses end up at an auction. Would she end up at the auction to be sold to a slaughterhouse? And end up in Mexico or Cananda to be killed for some sick, cruel foreigner that wants horse meat for dinner. Or would she end up being bought by someone looking for a new riding horse?
This fillies purpose was not to be a racehorse. This fillies purpose in life was to make one family very happy. She wasn’t meant to live at a big track with other thouroghbreds. She was meant to live in a small barn with a big pasture and lots of trails. Rachel ended up being adopted by CANTER Horse Rescue. She stayed at Canter for nine months looking for a new home. Finally after a long wait a family came and adopted her!Now she lives with a paint mare and a welsh pony on a small farm. She gets turned out everyday, lots of treats and lots of attention! She loves her new job…trail riding!