My name is Big Rascal (Archie)!

Standardbred for adoption in Gallatin, Tennessee - Big Rascal (Archie)
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Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary

Facts about Big Rascal (Archie)

  • Breed: Standardbred
  • Color: Bay
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10416489

Archie is a sweet older gentleman who is docile and just wants loving.  He was an absolute war horse with over 230 racing starts, and $133K in earnings in his career.  The transition from racing to Amish was hard on his body, and Archie has a dropped fetlock on his front leg that was veterinary evaluated on August 30th.

Archie leads, loads, ties, stands for the farrier, and is an absolute gentleman in all ways.  He has been ridden (prior to coming to Safe Harbor), and we know he is trained to ride and drive.

Archie experienced a deep digital flexor tendon tear at some point in his career.  He has healed, but because of the lack of treatment he has a dropped fetlock on one of his front feet.  He wears a wedge pad on that hoof, and requires front shoes to stabilize the tendon.  He has been x-rayed and his skeletal/joint structure is perfect, and remarkably clean.  The only corrective measure needed is the padded shoe.  His veterinarian recommends a 185 pound weight limit for him (inclusive of saddle, pad and rider).  He is perfect for light trail riding or riding around a farm, and you simply won't find a kinder, sweeter gelding.

His adoption fee is set at our After The Track minimum of $500.  This boy is a true gem, and the amount of love he can bring to your life is priceless. Update ❤️- Archie is doing wonderful , he is truly a gentle soul and easy to ride . He loves Pears & people ! 

Why a Standardbred???

From the time they are yearlings nearly every After the Track Standardbred is:

  • Handled Daily
  • Trained to pick up their feet
  • Cross-Tied
  • Loaded Onto Trailers
  • Stands for the Vet and Farrier
  • Accepts Tack
  • Bathes and Body Clips
  • Gets used to crowds, tractors and car noise

If the standardbred horse in our after the track program does not have these skills, it will be noted in their biography.




Foaling Date: 05/16/1994 Sex: Gelding
Foaling Place: CREAM RIDGE NJ Color: Bay
Tattoo: N6408 Freezebrand:  
Death Date:     S&D Last Year:  

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About Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a dedicated team or horsemen (and horsewomen) who are seeking to fill the void for those horses that have no alternatives. Our Mission is as follows:

1) To be first responders and a resource to horses and livestock in cases of abuse and neglect. To provide those animals a safe harbor sanctuary where they will be treated with diginity and love as they prepare for new lifelong home.

2) To serve at risk and medically fragile children, as well as recovering veterans through structured equine experience opportunities.

3) To become a resource to low income families, unable to continue to care for their equine and livestock animals; providing food assistance when possible, or offering rescue rehoming services when possible.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption events and open houses monthly, providing an opportunity to meet our adoptables.

Our Adoption Process...

We have an online adoption contract, and charge and adoption fee that is variable and stated by animal. We require a veterinary reference, farrier reference, and site visit for all adoptions.