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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
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 2013! Read more

Thank You

Thoroughbred Charities of America & Blue Horse Charities For Supporting CANTER in 2013!     Read more

CANTER Transitions 1,000+ Ex-Racehorses in 2012

CANTER chapters are celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers through their free online sales listings. The 10 CANTER chapters online sales websites served 596 trainers at 30 racetracks nationally in 2012 and successfully transitioned 1,015 racehorses nearing... Read more
Michigan Featured Horses
Northern Monarch -

Northern Monarch -"Monty"

NORTHERN MONARCH  "Monty" foaled 2/5/2007 in Kentucky.  16 hands, bay gelding. He's a Beauty! SOUND for everything! Sweet Temperament. Very Willing.Responds well to training.  Great Sport Horse. ... Read more
ToFastForTarget - Jeffrey

ToFastForTarget - Jeffrey

Beautiful GRAY GELDING!  Big Guy at 16.3  7 years old. Foaled 5/4/2007Flashy and oh-so-nice! Very sweet.  Great for dressage, trail rides, flat work.  Ready for Adoption. Located in South Lyon.  contact: Caitlin@essentialequestrian.net   Read more

Shop at Kroger's and help feed the CANTER Thoroughbreds

Helping out is as easy as buying a loaf of bread.... 

Through the Kroger Community Rewards program each time you shop at Kroger's a portion will go to feed the horses! 

REGISTER for this wonderful program by clinking on the link below:



Here's how it works!


  1. Click "create an account"
  2. Enter your email and password (reconfirm)
  3. Enter your Kroger Plus card ID OR an Alternate ID number
  4. Go to Community Rewards (near the bottom)
  5. Follow through the steps (name, address, etc)
  6. Put in the group number - 91046 or CANTER of Michigan
  7. Select your organization
  8. Click Enroll.

We at CANTER greatly appreciate your generosity and support for the Thoroughbreds!



Last Updated (Sunday, 06 April 2014 15:33)


Winter Newsletter


Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 December 2013 19:51)


Tips on Managing Winter Colic

From Eleanor Kellon, VMD, staff veterinary specialist for Uckele Health & Nutrition.

(1) Avoid rapid changes in diet. Take 5-7 days changing from grass to hay

(2) Provide 10 gallons of water daily.(suggestions below)

(3) Turnout unless weather very severe. Inactivity is a risk factor. Place water and hay close together as horses usually drink water soon after eating hay. Warm water is consumed more readily. Do not allow water to freeze over. To encourage drinking water, add at least 1 ounce of salt to the feed every day. (or dissolve salt & spray on hay) Add warm water to pellets, hay cubes and sweet feeds. Beet pulp is ideal as it can hold 4 times its weight in water. Wheat Bran improves appeal.

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 December 2013 07:06)


Not ready to adopt?!

SPONSOR a CANTER thoroughbred!
Your donation buys:

$    5.00  Bale of Hay
    10.00  Grain
    30.00  Farrier
    50.00  Transport
  100.00  Equine Dentist
  150.00  Xrays/vet assessment
  200.00  Vaccines/medication
  400.00  Board/training
$2,500.00 Arthroscopic Surgery  

Donate through:


Check to: CANTER, 8619 Edgewood Park Dr., 
              Commerce Twp., Mich. 48382
Or Credit Card by calling 248-363-8059

Last Updated (Thursday, 12 December 2013 21:37)


Canter Michigan Newsletter


Last Updated (Monday, 09 September 2013 09:33)






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 (Saturday, 04 August 2012 15:07)


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!


MSU Chief Works to Restore Ex-Racehorses' Health

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named John Stick, DVM, the chief of staff at Michigan State University's (MSU) Large Animal Teaching Hospital, April's honored practitioner for the Good Works for Horses campaign. Since 1999, Stick has served as a veterinary advocate for the Michigan chapter of the Communication Alliance To Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER)....MORE

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!

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Michigan Upcoming Events

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 Thursday, 07 November 2013 20:33
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Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2012 20:55