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Akindale is TCA's Charity of the Month!

Thanks to the great people at the Thoroughbred Charities of America for naming Akindale their Charity of the Month! They write: 

In 2006, Thoroughbred owner John Hettinger dedicated 1,000 acres of his farm to a permanent haven for retired Thoroughbreds. Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue (ATBR) in Pawling, New York, is Hettinger’s living legacy and a paradigm of Thoroughbred aftercare.

On any given day, ATBR is home to over 150 horses. Some of these horses are in training for a new career, while others will live out the remainder of their days at Akindale. To combat the rising number of horses in need ATBR is intensifying its search for permanent adopters. Executive director Erin Pfister says adopters must realize that horse adoptions are long-term commitments. 

Read the rest at their site! Thanks to TCA for all their support--we couldn't do what we do without them.

Summer Friday

Our friends Teresa Genaro and Sarah Jaffe came to visit on Friday and brought treats for the residents. They also took some pictures--here are a few for your enjoyment.  

Emaciated thoroughbred with illustrious pedigree saved from certain slaughter


By Maureen Harmonay

When the story of Tacticianor is written, it won't be about his rather pedestrian record on the racetrack, or even about his rather illustrious pedigree and family connections, as a grandson of the great Storm Cat and a half-brother to the much-heralded and fabulously successful runner, Evening Attire.

No, Tacticianor's claim to fame will spring from the fact that as he stood forlorn in a notorious Ohio kill pen--an anonymous, emaciated, and broken down horse whose days were numbered to the amount of time it would take for him to travel to a slaughterhouse in Mexico--some good-hearted people stepped forth to save him, not knowing who they'd found. READ MORE...