Welcome to AFTER the Track!
Thank you for visiting our website. We are excited to share our work and
the gifts Off-Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have to offer.
We understand the needs of OTTBs and the gifts they have to offer and employ a carefully designed, evidence-based program to transform each OTTB into a successful sport or pleasure horse.
Our Thoroughbreds are retrained to excel in their preferred discipline, including dressage, eventing, showing (hunter, jumper, equitation), trail and pleasure riding, as well as providing equine assisted experiences for veterans. Click the links above to learn more!
- A specialized re-training facility dedicated to ensuring the welfare of retiring Thoroughbred racehorses
- Vermont’s premier institute for teaching horse lovers how to retrain Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) for sport and pleasure.
- A public, not for profit, tax-exempt organization created under 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Located at Lakota Way Farms in scenic Hinesburg, Vermont.
- To protect young, healthy Thoroughbred racehorses from facing unfortunate circumstances when they leave the track.
- To retrain OTTBs to be physically, psychologically and emotionally successful as sport, pleasure or therapy horses.
- To inspire and prepare equine enthusiasts to develop joyful, sustainable relationships with OTTBs.
- To match OTTBs with their people and cultivate sustainable partnerships between them.
- Racetracks when ready to retire from racing
- Individuals who have been unsuccessful retraining them
- Owners desiring assistance with retraining
Our Key Programs
Our Educational Outreach Program incorporates instruction and support for people wishing to learn our proven process for transforming OTTBs into successful sport and pleasure horses. You can learn by working with your OTTB or with ours.
Our Holistic Retraining Program is the backbone of AFTER the Track and the core of our work out of which all other activities evolve. Our first priority is to do the very best we can on behalf of each Thoroughbred that enters our facility.