LOPE helps at-risk racehorses find second careers, while inspiring young people through horsemanship education.


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LOPE is excited to announce our Therapy Horse Training Project! Many OTTBs who are limited to flat work still have so much to give. LOPE has selected some OTTBs to go through basic training for future careers as therapy horses. We are consulting with professionals in the therapeutic riding industry for best practice training methods. As part of this initiative, we will include curriculum for training potential lesson horse candidates. Our goal is to prepare OTTBs with wonderful personalities to be successful in important jobs in the therapy and lesson service disciplines. Sometimes the most valuable horses can't jump -- but they can give all their heart to the people who need their help to learn and grow. More details coming soon! (to no one's surprise, Charlie Bull is one of the OTTBs selected for this program -- he is such a sweet, kindhearted horse!) ... See MoreSee Less

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LOPE Horses

These are the LOPE horses either currently in the LOPE Academy, rehabilitating or up for adoption. View all

LOPE Blog

Recent posts from the blog featuring posts about the LOPE horses, horsemanship and other Tales from the LOPE Ranch.

LOPE Barn Project Fundraiser

The LOPE barn needs some repairs and upgrades by November! LOPE always has rehab horses and older racing warriors during the winter months. Last year, our barn was constantly full [...]

2018 LOPE Show Raffle!

The 2018 LOPE Benefit Show Raffle features fun, high-value items and is a super easy way to support LOPE! 2X Treaty Oak Packages Bottles of the premium Treaty Oak Spirits, including [...]

In Honor of Dante and Robbie

Dante 1992-2018 — owned and loved by Deborah Holbrook Dante was a gift from my wonderful daughter-in-law, Celeste. An OTTB, he possessed great movement and a personality to match! Retired [...]

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