Our Unharnessed program provides a path to adoption for Minnesota's retired harness racers.
We are aware that the harness racing culture is different than that of Thoroughbred racing. Retired harness horses have longer careers, have fewer chronic lameness issues and are temperamentally suited to a wider variety of disciplines in second careers. Many retiring harness horses are highly desired and hold their value in the sale market for use as carthorses and other disciplines.
But not all of them. And that’s where we support and serve the retired Standardbred that is not well suited to a second working career or whose owner desires a less strenuous life or retirement outcome for their horse after their racing days are over.
Our Unharnessed program develops, expands and improves retirement options and alternatives for Minnesota’s off-track Standardbreds