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New Affiliates

New Affiliates

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact Nancy at NancyK@canterusa.org Read more

Welcome! CANTER Texas

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Texas! New horse listings are NOW available! If you are a Texas trainer looking to list a horse, or want to become a volunteer for Texas, please contact Laura Holmes at: Texas@canterusa.org Read more

Welcome! CANTER Washington

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Washington! New horse listings will be available soon! If you are a Washington trainer looking to list a horse, or wish to become a volunteer for Washington, please contact Alexandra Jackson at: ajackson@canterusa.org Read more
Thank You ASPCA

Thank You ASPCA

CANTER's nationwide program and successful transition of thoroughbreds off racetracks across the country is generously  supported by ASPCA through its "Rescuing Racers Initiative". CANTER thanks ASPCA for its support in 2014! Read more
Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Hand-drawn portraits at affordable prices!! Buy one portrait at regular price, get a second portrait of equal value for free! CANTER will receive $50 for each PAID order!!! For more information Email Wanda at idoportraits@gmail.com Read more
Michigan Featured Horses

"HARRY" The Rightful Heir - QUIET 5 Yr Old Gelding

The Rightful Heir (Harry) is a sweet 5 year old gelding. 15.2 hands. He is very quiet under saddle, on the ground, and loves attention. Trained under saddle walk, trot. Training canter under saddle. Loads and stands in the crossties.  Sound for Flat Work, Dressage, Trails.  Rightfu... Read more

Canter Video Presents....

CANTER Thoroughbreds in Training At Stapleton Farm.


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Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:39)


CANTER MICHIGAN - accredited by TAA

  The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), has

granted accreditation to CANTER Michigan as confirmation

of its successful program to transition non competitive

and injured thoroughbreds into new careers through

rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming.

  TAA has established very strict guidelines and

requirements for equine organizations in order to

receive accreditation.

  CANTER Michigan has met and exceeded those

requirements and is now accredited by TAA.

  THANKS to all of you who support CANTER Michigan

through your donations and adoptions!

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:05)


THANKS to EQUUS FOUNDATION for supporting CANTER Michigan!

EQUUS FOUNDATION has chosen CANTER Michigan to receive its support

to help transition retiring thoroughbreds into new careers through

rehabilitation and retraining.  Thanks EQUUS FOUNDATION!

Last Updated (Friday, 24 October 2014 15:40)


July 1, 2014

ASPCA Grant Awarded to CANTER Michigan

CANTER MICHIGAN has been chosen by the ASPCA to receive a generous grant that will help CANTER MICHIGAN provide surgery and rehabilitation for injured Thoroughbreds at Michigan State University.

This ASPCA grant literally saves the lives of Thoroughbreds who face few options if they are injured and can't race. Most injured thoroughbreds have bone chips in joints which can be successfully removed through arthroscopic surgery or they may suffer a fractured leg which in many cases can be repaired.

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THANKS! to TCA - Thoroughbred Charities of America

THANKS TO THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA for supporting CANTER Michigan in its successful mission to transtion non-competitive thoroughbreds off racetracks into new careers through rehabilitation, medical and farrier care, and retraining.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:20)


CANTER is awarded a Horse Rescue & Relief Award

We at how-to-train-a-horse.org truly admire those who dedicate time out of their lives towards helping horses.  As many people know, healthy horses require large amounts of time and money, but only few know that the horses sent to rescues and shelters don't need just time and money, but also need a loving family to reverse years of abuse and neglect.  

Without horse rescues like CANTER, countless horses would not get the care they need and many horses may have never found happiness.  Because of this we wanted to show our appreciation towards your staff for not only saving horses lives but also for improving the quality of life for many horses.  So we are pleased to present CANTER with our Horse Rescue & Relief Award.

We thank you for all the time and hard work your organization provides for horses in need.  We understand what a difficult task this can be and hope that this token of our appreciation will show you how much you really are appreciated.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 02 July 2014 10:14)


A BIG THANK YOU.. to The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust

Established in 1995 to promote Humane treatment of animals and to prevent cruelty to animals, Mr. Scott's wishes are being carried out thru a grant to CANTER Michigan to assist with medical care for Thoroughbreds off racetracks, while educating students and the public about the abilities of thoroughbreds to adapt and retrain for new careers, resulting in new homes.
CANTER appreciates the continued support of The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust which enables CANTER to continue its successful program  of Treating, Training and Transitioning Thoroughbreds!


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Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:57)


Twoey and the Goat

twoeyandthegoat_copyby Robbie Timmons

“Twoey and the Goat” (ages 7-15 to adult) about a REAL thoroughbred racehorse whose constant companion is a pygmy goat named Kidd.

His racing name was “Two Links Back” but everyone called him “Twoey.” A true story: Twoey would NOT RACE unless Kidd the Goat went to the starting gate with him, they were inseparable. Twoey was a champion racehorse and even won “Colt of the Year.” When Twoey left racing because of injury, he came to a Thoroughbred rehoming organization called CANTER, in which Robbie is actively involved. Robbie helped find a permanent home for Twoey AND the goat!

“Twoey and the Goat” is the charming story of how these two unlikely friends met, their adventures and mis-adventures, and how Twoey became a champion racehorse with the help of his teenage owner and of course, Kidd the goat. While Twoey worked hard to achieve his goals, their bond of friendship helped them survive challenges of the racing world and brought Twoey to a winners circle he would never have to leave.

Proceeds benefit CANTER, to help find new homes for other thoroughbred racehorses after they leave racing. The books are $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:52)

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If you would like to volunteer for upcoming events, please contact Robbie Timmons at 248-363-8059 or email  robbie@canterusa.org.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:28
Ways You Can Help

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Also checkout "Goodshop-to-Go", a browser add-on that automatically donates up to 20% of your online purchases at over 2800 stores to CANTER Michigan. and Thoroughbreds.  YOU get money saving coupons too!  Goodshop-to-go!


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Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014 16:11
CANTER's Misson

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering, fostering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact your closest CANTER affilliate!