The world of horse racing is known, since its inception, for ruthless fast-paced and intense, even borderline abusive, training sessions and special treatments that horses receive in order to squish out every last bit of potential that they have for competition.
A race horse’s only hope was to finish their racing career in peace and retire to leave the rest of their lives on a farm or a horse refuge somewhere.
Sadly, most racing horse owners only have them because of the use that they give to them in the races, and once they’re out of their optimal physical state, they get discarded and sometimes even slaughtered for their meat.
Enter Michael Blowen; eventually, he got sensitive to this issue and decided to create Old Friends Farm, a retirement home for racing horses where they can live safely, and with the proper care they need for the rest of their lives.
The sanctuary is featured in the video we put just below, and it’s something that you do not want to miss. In a world full of insensitive people who treat animals poorly, it’s wonderful that we can find organizations like this one. Watch the fantastic video below about Old Friends Farm.