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


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LOPE permanent horse (and LOPE Academy teacher) Oro finally figured out how to pick up the Jolly Ball with the handle. Then came that awkward moment where he wasn't quite sure how to stop waving it around. LOPE intern DaeLynn helped him figure out the key step to that process (he needed to just open his mouth, lol). Good job, Oro! He now can mentor the other LOPE horses on how to correctly play with the Jolly Ball šŸ“šŸ’•šŸ”µšŸŽšŸ˜ƒ ... 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.

Best of 2017

Here are some of the 2017 highlights at LOPE: Favorite Learning Moments “Every single thing this internship has taught me will help me become a better friend, employee, horsewoman, and [...]

2017 in Review: A Tale of Two Teachers

As the year draws to a close, I want to share a tale of two special equine teachers who came to LOPE. These two stories show why 2017 was such [...]

Rehabilitation Horse Makeover Project

Overview Many deserving OTTBs are overlooked due to minor issues that limit them to flatwork or low jumping only. The OTTBs with some limitations (due to sports injuries and/or conformation [...]

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Paddock Foundation American Association of Equine Technicians and Assistants Sam Houston Race Park
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance The Ranch Broker Moose Pants Studio
Thoroughbred Charities of America Scissortail Hill Equestrian Secretariat Foundation
Treaty Oak Equine Express