Susan Kayne

​​​​​​​​​​Susan's Life Embodies Her Deep Love & Profound Appreciation for Horses 

Susan began riding at age 2, and quickly developed a passion for all things Horse. She became enamored with thoroughbreds when watching Canonero II win the 1971 Kentucky Derby. The indelible impression of the little bay from Venezuela winning the biggest race in America was the seed that grew to shape her abiding love for thoroughbreds. For over three decades, Susan has raised and raced thoroughbreds, and retrained many dozens of racehorses for second careers. She has participated in most of the world’s major show-jumping events and thoroughbred race meets, through personal competition or press engagements.


  • Throughout her youth and into adulthood Susan excelled in equestrian show jumping sports coached by Neal Shapiro, Debbie Stephens, Michael Mellor, and Anthony D'Ambrosio, Jr.


  • In 2003, while galloping racehorses for world-renowned trainers Todd Pletcher and Bill Mott, Susan debuted her TV series UNBRIDLED (CBS-6 Albany) from the backstretch in Saratoga. The series earned multiple Telly Awards and the US Equestrian Federation's Pegasus Award for Broadcast Media Excellence. Unbridled TV, and its spin-off Ireland Unbridled broadcast nationwide through 2013.   


  • In 2004, Susan founded the Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation (UTF) to transition retiring or injured racehorses into loving homes. Susan's vision emboldened the 'AfterCare' movement. With Susan's leadership, UTF has since expanded into a rescue, sanctuary, and educational center for equine-inspired academics, active learning, advocacy, art, and animal ethics.


  • In 2012, The New York Times featured Susan and her injured racehorse Bourbon Bandit on Page One in a groundbreaking expose on drug abuse in horse racing. The coverage contributed to reforming the use of Clenbuterol in New York Racing.  


  • In 2015, ABC-10 broadcast Real Horse Rescues (RHR), a 13-episode equine advocacy series created and hosted by Susan. RHR connected viewers with local equine rescues, sanctuaries, and adoption organizations as a means to compassionate participation with Horses. 


  • In 2016, Equine Advocates appointed Susan to manage the care and handling of the organization's 80+ equine in residence.     


  • ​In 2017, Susan earned her Certification as a Humane Education Specialist form the Academy of Prosocial Learning. 


  • 2018 - 2021 The Oxford Centre School for Animal Ethics at University of Oxford in Cambridge selected Susan to appear and present. 


Today, Unbridled Stable is the epicenter of Susan's mission to create a kinder world for Horses. Through data and experiential teaching beside the Unbridled Herd she speaks about the threats facing Thoroughbreds and pathways to alleviate the suffering and advance moral consideration for Horses.