Placers, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to
rehoming and retraining Standardbred harness racing horses whose racing careers
have ended. Our mission is to find responsible adoptive homes where these horses
can begin second careers as pleasure driving horses, riding horses, as well as
many other disciplines. We occasionally accept other breeds of horses, ponies
and donkeys for placement when space and funds are available.
in the rolling hills of Southeastern Wisconsin on the Brattset Family Farm,
Racer Placers cares for approximately twenty horses at any given time. Incoming
horses are usually given several weeks of pasture turn out to let them enjoy
some rest and relaxation, then saddle and/or pleasure driving training is begun.
horses are well known for their kind dispositions, great versatility and
trainability. Having been exposed to all manner of noise and excitement at the
tracks, they are usually very matter-of-fact about new environments and
experiences, making them ideal family horses. Standardbred horses vary in size
from 14 hands to 17+ hands, are most commonly bay (though black is not uncommon
and gray horses are occasionally seen) and race either at the pace or trot. Many
will naturally perform a "walking" gait under saddle, not unlike that of a
Tennessee Walking Horse.
contact us for more information about our wonderful horses or to find out how
you can help. firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at (262) 593-8051