Logan Township - 2002 Gelding

Logan.jpgAfter 78 starts Logan retired from racing, sound and quite clean legged, but he is anything but retired.  This guy is tough as nails, eager to work, can go all day long and has not put a foot wrong.  He is forward and game, so needs a rider who is looking for a horse that has been around a few blocks, but not so interested in a lazy beast.  

What Logan really wants to do is hunt. We've taken him out with the Miama Valley Hunt in southwest Ohio and he really seemed to "get it". He looks for the hounds, is quiet at the checks, and has enough get-up-and-go to keep up with the hounds when needed.  On his 3rd time out, he was whipping-in the hounds, gone over ditches, through water, and went by a busy road. He's had deer, turkeys and pheasant jump out around him, without issue.  Logan has a good mind, with plenty of go to carry you on long runs and would make an excellent first field horse or whip horse.  

Welcome to
Friends of Ferdinand Inc. 

Friends of Ferdinand Inc. is an Indianapolis based 501(c)3 Non-profit organization that specializes in transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers.  It's no secret that the racehorse that is no longer competitve on the racetrack faces an uncertain future and is at-risk for abuse, neglect and slaughter.  We believe that it is a shame that retired racehorses who are sound, have the potential to be sound, have good minds and have options for a second career should face an unfortunate end.  However, not every ex-racer has this fate and they are lucky enough to find second careers as sport horses, hunter/jumpers, eventers, dressage mounts, trail/pleasure horses and companions.  FFI is a volunteer organization and our horses are housed and cared for by people who understand and appreciate the qualities of the off-track thoroughbred. 

ABOUT ADOPTION: Horses that have been donated to FFI, have been vetted, and started back under saddle.

ADOPTION APPLICATION: If you are interested in an FFI horse, fill out the adoption application to get the ball rolling.  

TRACK LISTINGS and other AVAILABLE OTTB's: These are horses that are not owned by FFI and we do not provide any the information that is provided here is what has been provided to us.  We provide no guarantees for soundness, saneness or suitability for your skill level.  These horses may still be racing or they may be OTTBs with some re-training that are looking for their next rider and partner. 

INTERNSHIP: Are you thinking about a career in the horse industry? Want to learn more about TB rescue and re-training? With support from the Tony Stewart Foundation and the ASPCA, FFI is able to offer 3-4 month internship opportunities to select individuals.