Fast Floyd with his adopter Emily. Photo Credit Brittany Smith

For as little as $10, you can be the difference between a safe and secure 2nd career and an uncertain future for a retired racehorse.
Help us be the safety net for ex-racehorses in Indiana, Ohio and the Midwest.


  • The ONLY equine welfare 501c3 organization in Indiana dedicated to retired racehorses
  • The ONLY accredited equine organization in Indiana
  • Founded in 2005
  • Dedicated to Indiana - 80% of our horses are IN bred and/ or raced.
  • Facilities in IN and OH
  • Last year, 97% of our grants and donations went to the horses
  • Guidestar Gold Level recognized for non-profit transparency

So you are thinking about adopting your next horse?

Why you should choose Friends of Ferdinand

You get a 30-day, risk-free trial

We want you to take a “test-drive”

The right home, the right rider, the first time.

We know our horses and invest in their health and long-term soundness

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If you are interested in adopting, don't wait to get the process started!

At any given time, we have 10-15 horses in various stages of transitioning and retraining. The right horse for you may not have been introduced to the public yet. It's not uncommon for us to receive an application and think that a good potential fit is with one of our up-and-coming horses.

Submit an Adoption Application Now!