When my husband and I decided to move my old Belgian draught horse to his new home at our new home, we immediately started looking for a buddy for him. We were searching for a mini burro; we found Kid Cobra and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation.
Kid Cobra is a 20-year old Standardbred bred and trained for sulky racing. When I met him, he had left the racing world behind him and had become a ward of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).
Founded in 1989, the SRF is the original equine rescue program. Its offices are in New Jersey, but SRF is a national organization with anywhere from five to 15 facilities used to board and train animals prior to adoption. Most adoptions occur along the East Coast due to shipping costs, but SRF has animals placed in almost all 48 contiguous states. [Read more…]