Second Chance Thoroughbreds (SCT) hand picks OTTBs (off the track thoroughbreds) that have either been lightly or never raced and retired sound.
We have a special passion for the breed here at SCT. Our goal is to take in the racing duds and give them an opportunity to learn a new career, and while we specialize in eventing, we will cater to each horse’s strength be it dressage, hunter/jumper, even trail riding. We give them a new focus, away from the busy routine of racing to a more relaxed atmosphere. They have time to learn to be a horse again, turned out to pasture, while being handled on a regular basis. These horses are restarted from groundwork to riding and even showing!
Second Chance Thoroughbreds was founded on a dream of Danielle Durette Tursky’s, after she fell in love with a thoroughbred named Bailey. Although he had never been to the track (not even bred to be a racehorse), he had the spirit and competitiveness that drove them to success at eventing. Danielle and Bailey have competed in the South region up to the Preliminary level. Bailey is still as competitive as ever, and is the grandpa to all the young talent that comes through Second Chance Thoroughbreds.
Danielle and her husband Brad Tursky have a custom designed farm located on Cotton Grove Rd in East Jackson, TN. Along with retraining the thoroughbreds, they plan to board and teach lessons, specializing in dressage and eventing.
Click on a horse below to learn more or to find their ad on equinenow.com with prices. Please contact Danielle directly with any questions or requests: 731-234-7214 (NEW as of August 2018).
$0 – $5,000
16.2 6yr old ottb gelding. very elegant, long legged fancy mover. Willing partner, will excel in dressage and eventing. front shoes, low on the totem pole, very friendly and personable. Wants to be everyone's friend! ...Read More
6 year 16.2h ottb gelding above average movement, willing attitude and lots of chrome! Very brave and confident, willing to jump, shows lots of talent! ...Read More
15year old 16 hand bay ottb gelding. Jake has a foundation in dressage and experience foxhunting. He was rescued by his previous owner's barn in Alabama where he was rehabbed from starvation and trained for a lady amateur rider. Jake loves to cuddle, loves to be groomed and loves attention ...Read More
17h and growing 3 year old unraced thoroughbred Romeo is a cryptorchid, however bloodwork shows the lowest level of hormones in his body above gelding. We will be gelding him shortly and rechecking his hormone levels 60 days later. Price will reflect his need for this procedure ...Read More
12yr old 16h Appendix mare. Loves to jump, willing to learn. Would make an excellent pony club project! See ad on Equinenow. 12 yr 16h appendix mare - skippy QH lines and Cure the Blues TB lines excellent jumpers. green over fences, seems to have a spur stop, previous history unknown ...Read More
14yr 15.3h point and shoot appaloosa gelding. perfect for anyone ...Read More
16.1h 8yr old loves to work, is very fancy and talented. She would excel as a dressage horse, and yet is brave enough for cross country. Has schooled XC with her owner, jumping starter level fences and playing in the water. Not your typical chestnut mare! Copper retired from the ...Read More
$5,000 – $10,000
Princess Ember - 5 years old, 16h, Dark bay with chrome. Fancy mover! She is currently in foal from Pairadox Cassanova! ...Read More
Cute, flashy little mover. green, but will make a very fancy hunter or event pony. See ad on Equinenow ...Read More
7yr old 16.1h black TB gelding. Never raced. Very scopey and quiet over fences. Fancy mover. will excel in any discipline, especially jumpers with potential for high AOs and more. Also beginning his eventing career Fall 2016. Talented and inquisitive. Would be best suited for advanced rider or professional. See ad ...Read More
5yr old 15.3h petite dark bay mare. Half sister to Inki Blandford and Canuki, this mare shows as much, ...Read More
2/17 - 3rd OT at Poplar place 4/16 - 2nd Prelim/Training River Glen 6/16 Gambler’s choice – Five Star City - ...Read More