About Us

Adapting Gaits, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Thoroughbred retirement and rescue organization. Our goal is to place Thoroughbreds into suitable homes once their racing days are over. The co-founders of Adapting Gaits, Inc. have combined their facilities to provide 80 acres along with three barns capable of accepting Stallions, Mares and Geldings. Upon arrival at the farm the horses are evaluated by a veterinarian. Once we are confident that a horse is healthy and sound we establish a program which consists of retraining for a new discipline. We then offer the horse for adoption through our adoption process. If a horse is found to be unfit for retraining we then retire the horse either at our facility or a foster farm. All foster farms are visited regularly to insure that they meet the standards required to remain on our foster farm list.

Adapting Gaits is a project that has been several years in the making. The co-founders, Carol Molloy and Roger Scruggs have, after much research, developed a program that they believe will provide the racing industry with a place to transition the horses who are either no longer able to race or who never developed their full potential at the race track. Both Carol and Roger have been involved in the racing industry and members of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association for years and felt that it was time to give back to the industry. This is their way of saying thanks to the super stars of the “Sport of Kings”. Adapting Gaits is one of only two rescue organizations that accepts Stallions along with Mares and Geldings. As a nonprofit organization Adapting Gaits depends entirely on donations but it is their belief that when people band together anything is possible. The goal of Adapting Gaits is to give all racehorses in need the dignified retirement and rescue they deserve.