Tango was adopted in February of 2016 by Jolene from New Hampshire! Jolene was accepted as a trainer for the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project and needed a horse to bring along to compete in the show jumping and possibly dressage categories. Tango is reported to be settling in very quickly and the two already bonding. We can’t wait to see where they go together!
Tango recently arrived to ATR through Penn National’s New Start program. Tango retired due to expressing her desire to not be a racehorse. Despite being perfectly fine hacking around the barn and on the farm, when forced to go to the track, Tango would be difficult loading into the gate and then developed a habit of stopping mid-race. Not every Thoroughbred is cut out for racing of course, and she made it clear early it was not for her!
Thankfully she came to us reportedly and apparently sound with clean legs and is currently enjoying getting turned out with other horses. Her vet evaluation on 2/11/16 showed a very sound horse with clean legs and no expected limitations. Tango is currently enjoying farm life and daily handling but retraining will have to wait until conditions on the farm thaw and dry. As soon as we’re able, we’ll be putting her back to work.