When each horse is taken from the racing industry, he is evaluated to see which job would suit him best -- whether it's jumping, dressage or trail-riding. After about nine months of rehab and training, the horses can be adopted by families or farms.
"We focus on quality placements, rather than just moving horses out as fast as possible," Adams said. "We're a safety net for our horses, and take them back if needed, so we always wait for the best match, and for adopters who meet our criteria."
And the push to save retired racehorses comes not a moment too soon -- each year, 30,000 thoroughbred foals are registered in North America alone, while less than 50 percent of all racehorses ever win a race, and less than one percent ever win a stakes race. That means that there are thousands of racehorses in need of homes every year.
But for now, Adams and TROTT are working to help every horse they can.
"Along with a few dedicated volunteers, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of as many horses as funds allow," she said. "We stop the pipeline to at-risk situations for our horses, and change their world, one horse at a time."