Meet the December Adoptable Horse of the Month

Meet the December Adoptable Horse of the Month

Welcome to our newest feature, Horse Country’s Adoptable Horse of the Month! Each month we will highlight an adoptable horse from one of our non-profit members, so make sure to tune in to find your perfect fit right here in Horse Country.

Let’s get to know Sponger, an adoptable Thoroughbred at Second Stride in Prospect, Kentucky!

Are you looking for your next Retired Racehorse Project partner? Look no further! Meet Sponger, a spirited 4-year-old filly currently residing at Second Stride. She eagerly awaits her future forever home and is eligible for the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!

Sponger retired from the track in July due to a right hind fetlock; however, after rehabilitation, her X-rays look great, and she is ready to return to work! She is a highly athletic filly who will need an advanced and patient rider. While she prefers an arena-type setting rather than outdoors, with the right person and training, she has the drive to navigate that challenge. She will need to stay in regular work, but she is sound for any discipline. 

Sponger’s adoption fee is $850; however, Second Stride is hosting a Home for the Holidays event, where the adoption fee will be half-off until December 31st. If you bring a trailer to the pick-up appointment, you will receive an additional $100 off! Make sure to check out their website to learn more.

If you are not in the position to adopt a horse, you can still learn about the mission and work of Second Stride on a tour of their facility. Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. 

Horse Country is proud to partner with multiple 501(c)3 non-profit members whose mission is to support equines through adoption or sanctuary. Your ticket purchase to any of these members (Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, New Vocations, Secretariat Center, Second Stride, TRF at Chestnut Hall) supports the mission of the organization.