This Standardbred mare is called “Boots” around the farm for the special shoes she wears due to hoof issues. Boots was foaled in Paris, Kentucky in 2007 and raced as a trotter in her days on the harness track. Boots is a sweet, gentle, and motherly mare who loves to be groomed and given molasses treats.
This Standardbred gelding was nicknamed George Strait by his trainer in honor of the country singer, George Strait. Around the farm, he is referred to as Curious George because of his nosey personality. George was foaled by Angus Hall and Keystone Last Call in Lucan, Ontario on March 2008. He raced as a trotter and earned $17,564 before retiring in 2012.
George is a gentle giant who is clueless to his size, loves attention, and will snuggle up to anyone. He doesn’t go anywhere without his sidekick, D.W.
D.W. is a Standardbred who was foaled by Lislea and Bunny Galore in Maine in May 2005 and raced as a pacer until 2011, earning $27,508 in winnings.
D.W. is known around the farm as “George’s shadow.” He loves to play and frolic with George, but his favorite afternoon activity is a nap in the grass. D.W. loves a good massage and is notorious for the funny faces he makes.
Maria is a quarter horse mare who was foaled in 1990. She is a retired lesson horse and enjoys her new career as an equine assistant. Her patient and nurturing personality places her as the “grandmother” of the herd.
Maria loves to be groomed and will practically fall asleep if you brush her long enough.
Nicknamed Ms. Day around the farm, this Thoroughbred mare was foaled in Kentucky in 1997 and is the daughter of Capote (1986 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt) and granddaughter of Seattle Slew (winner of the Triple Crown in 1977). Ms. Day loves to play in big puddles and is known for her sweet and gentle personality.
Nicknamed “The Kid” by previous owners and fans, is a Thoroughbred gelding who was foaled in 2009 by Posse and Elise. The Kid raced on the flat track (including Saratoga Race Course) and earned $151,576 in his time running. After retirement from racing, Kid took on a new role as a lead pony at Saratoga Race Course and found himself to be a local celebrity with the fans. The Kid eventually was unable to continue his career as a lead pony due to back issues and retired to ReRun Thoroughbred Aftercare, where he received the necessary treatment. After recovery, Kid Blast found his way to THS, where he has discovered yet another role that he so comfortably fits in – giving attention and love to humans in need.