Racer Placersis an equine re-homing service dedicated to the
Standardbred Racehorse. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit .
Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Wisconsin
on the Brattset Family Farm, Racer Placers accepts Standardbred Harness Horses
whose racing careers are ending and seeks to find responsible adoptive homes
where these horses can begin second careers as pleasure driving horses, riding
horses, as well as many other disciplines. At any given time, eight to twenty
horses are in residence with Racer Placers. 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.
Standardbred horses are well known for their kind
dispositions, great versatility and teachability. 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
occassionally 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
Please contact us for more information about donating or
adopting one of these lovely horses!