Unbridled is a volunteer-run, donor-supported registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit public charity. 


Tax ID 77-0664331


 Since 2004, we have devoted our efforts to saving  the lives of Thoroughbreds who are  unwanted and at the highest risk of slaughter.


We offer rest, refuge, second chances, and safe homes for Thoroughbreds of all ages. 

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There are many ways that you can help to usher in a new era of kindness  for Thoroughbreds, and for ALL Horses.


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ANNUALLY, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 7,500 to 20,000 THOROUGHBREDS ARE KILLED IN SLAUGHTER PLANTS. 
Right now, the number of senior mares who are trapped and suffering in the slaughter pipeline is skyrocketing,

Mares like our most recent rescues CENSORED, CUPOLA, SINGASONG, and FUDGE RIPPLE. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

With your help, we can continue to make a powerful difference for Thoroughbreds. Together, we can protect, save, and write the next chapter of their life in a safe and celebrated future. If you are able, please make a gift to Unbridled, your donation will help us be prepared for the next Thoroughbred who needs a lifeline.

When we discovered FUDGE RIPPLE, she was condemned to a feedlot in North Carolina. She was starving, stripped of her dignity and sorted for slaughter. Aged and emaciated, blindness clouded her right eye, and a recent nose fracture disfigured her beautiful face. Blood from a fresh wound rolled down her cheek like teardrops.


With all that she had suffered, all that remained was a glint of hope. From her sound eye, she searched for someone, just one to see her, choose her, and get her out of the slaughter pipeline. 

We knew that we had to find a way to save her.


Within hours of shipping to Mexico to be violently killed, on August 9, 2020, our loving community rallied the funds to save Fudge Ripple.

Ripple is a granddaughter of the Triple Crown Winner AFFIRMED. Her lineage is among of the finest of the Thoroughbreds. Her classic beauty and build is revealing itself more and more everyday in the loving care, kindness, and protection of Unbridled.

Today,  she is flourishing at Unbridled. She has gained about 200-lbs, her coat is shiny, her wounds are healed, and goes about her days with a renewed sense of dignity and grace.


Of all of The Horses Of Unbridled, Ripple is the most favored among children who participate in our 'Read To The Rescues'

literacy program.

At 26 years of age, CENSORED is the equivalent of

a 78-year-old human. 


In her youth she was celebrated and coddled. She won stakes races and earned $329,518. Her racing owner, Mike Pegram retired her to the breeding shed. She was mated with his Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet and sold through Keeneland for $210,000 in 2000. Censored produced several foals, the last in 2010. 


When CENSORED needed a lifeline out of the notorious Thompson Feedlot in Louisiana, our loving community leapt into action. Within hours the funds needed to save her life came forth; including a contribution from  her trainer of over two decades ago, the inimitable Bob Baffert.


​Censored is currently in quarantine in Louisiana. Her knees are bruised and swollen. She is receiving Veterinary care and prescribed treatment. In one to two months she will ship north to Unbridled.



Unbridled is a safe haven for Thoroughbreds to live out their natural lifespan with dignity and love.

MEET THE HORSES

Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity devoted to protecting Thoroughbreds from exploitation and slaughter.  We are a lifeline to Thoroughbreds from all walks of life.  In all that we do, it is our purpose to embolden a new ethical perspective towards Thoroughbreds to be appreciated, recognized, and respected as fellow sentient beings. 


Unbridled is the only Thoroughbred Foundation in the USA dually Accredited by the American Sanctuary Association (ASA) and Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). Unbridled is a Guardian Partner of Equus Foundation, and recipient of GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

When CUPOLA landed in the Pennsylvania Kill Pen of Rotz Livestock, our loving community rallied the funds to save her life on November 29, 2020.

When she did not become pregnant for the third consecutive year on a cover to Charming Kitten, she showed up amid a sea of unwanted horses at the New Holland Auction to be sold by the pound. 

CUPOLA is a royally-pedigreed third generation home-bred of the late Prince Khalid Abdullah, the founder and owner of the iconic Juddmonte Farm.


CUPOLA is age seven,  she has given birth to two foals. Her last owner, Dawn Martin is also the named breeder of her 2020 filly by Wicked Strong. 

Cupola shipped to Unbridled on January 7, 2021. Having been met with indifference at every turn she has withdrawn from reaching out. At Unbridled, Cupola will be given the time and support that she needs to reclaim her health, dignity, and grace.  

OPEN DAYS | APRIL 2021


Connect, Discover, Learn, and Read to the Remarkable Horses of Unbridled.

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11AM until 3PM , visit The Horses Of Unbridled (#THOU). Greet, groom, snuggle, smoozzle, and take in all of the wonderfulness of Thoroughbreds.


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