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A Cowboy And His Off Track Thoroughbred

A Cowboy And His Off Track Thoroughbred

It takes a special horse to enter a trainer’s barn and never leave. Hum Baby is just that type of horse. 
What It's Like Adopting from Friends of Ferdinand - Kellee & Penny's Story

What It's Like Adopting from Friends of Ferdinand - Kellee & Penny's Story

Kellee M. had been searching for a new horse last fall. An off-track Thoroughbred mare didn't seem to fit her "ideal" criteria, yet when she met Filly Named Billy, it was love at first sight. Now called Penny, the chestnut mare has become Kellee's best friend.
One of the First – Catching Up with Swift Road

One of the First – Catching Up with Swift Road

Remember him? Swift Road graduated from our program way back in 2007, which was only 2 years after Friends of Ferdinand was founded.  His owner, Linda, shares what this guy has been up to in their 13 years together, as well as her advice for anyone considering adopting their own OTTB.
On Tour with Aprilia

On Tour with Aprilia

The gorgeous gray Aprilia on Tour has been up to some exciting things!

To College and Beyond!

To College and Beyond!

One of FFI’s first horses has thrived working with young riders.
A Twist of Fate

A Twist of Fate

He hadn’t been sat on in six months and he didn’t put a foot wrong. I distinctly remember saying, “this horse is my kind of ride.” He had a big floaty trot and a rocking horse canter. I had a big, goofy smile on my face the whole time and there was just no hiding it.