Good story on a California racehorse retirement place
Some of these old horses are living quite a long time - this woman takes really good care of them.
This line in particular summed up the biggest problem facing so many of these retirement places - but how do you guilt people into doing the right thing?
"One of the dirtiest little secrets of racehorse retirement farms is that many of their retirees were owned and raced by people still involved, and thriving, in the sport of kings. Only one of the Pegasus retirees is supported by the owner who campaigned him on the track; a handful of others are sponsored by fans."
the heart of the problem is the heartless breeders/owners/trainers in the racing industry. Compounding the problem then is the race tracks and other businesses that benefit from the poor horses. The government should take away the tax breaks for those who do not support the racehorse retirement programs.