Morning Star Acres East Coast Canada 
New Brunswick 

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                 Available Standardbreds

 It will soon be a busy time of the year. Local racetracks are  going to be starting training  for the 2017 season .There will be many horses that will not move on to the next level of racing and will be looking for new homes.Some will not be fit or incur small injuries to stop or end their racing career but can be sound for riding horse....Certainly we can make a difference with giving them a second chance at a new career.

Please continue to visit this page as new horses will be added on a regular basis.

  We may be small but we are are making a difference.

There are always Standardbreds looking for new homes so be watching this page for future horses to be added.

Thank you to all of you who have made this possible. 

Summary :
 July - Dec 2007 :  17 horses
Jan-Dec 2008:   26 horses
Jan-Dec 2009 :   29 horses 

 Jan-Dec 2010  32 horses

Jan - Dec 2011:    29 horses

Jan-Dec 2012 :  14  horses

Jan-Dec 2013 : 13 horses

Jan-Dec 2014: 14 horses

Jan-Dec 2015: 18 horses

Jan-Dec 2016 : 12 horses

Jan- Dec 2017 :  6  horses

Are you looking to acquire and relocate a Standardbred?

Are you interested in using our service to relocate a Standardbred?

If you answered YES to either of the questions above please email us to receive a form to fill out and return to us ...Prompt reply within 24-48 hours.


Many email inquiries for Standardbreds looking for new homes are piling in at a fast rate. We will make any and all attempts to relocate as many as we can...If you are seriously interested Please contact us immediately to start the approval process as many will need homes.. If you are emailing to inquire on our services and require assistance on finding a home for your Standardbred please advise us immediately as spaces are limited...

Please email us immediately so we can begin the relocation process....

** you must be approved in order to relocate/adopt and all horses relocated through us will have a NO resale/Breeding agreement signed **

[email protected]

Coming Soon :  Hotdog is  12 hhands

Approx 10 yrs old - gelded

Hotdog would need a little training

To be updated more upon arrival.

May 14,2017 - Morning Star Acres does not just take in Standardbreds. We do specialize in the breed but do take in horses in needs. Big or small.....

Our newest arrivals Pete (Arabian) and Tic Tac (Paint Gelding)
have already arrived on site.

Bubbles (black 2 yr old mini stallion) and Squeaks(White 4 yr mini stallion). Both stallions have been gelded and adopted.

Be watching as their albums develop and everyone's arrival is posted.

Accepting viewings now. 

Everyone meet Pete(Arabian) and Tic Tac (Paint Gelding) Pete is a grey Arabian gelding approximately 20 yrs old and Tic Tac is 10/12. Tic Tac has been with Pete since the day he was born so come time these 2 will have to be adopted out together. We will not separate these two. Pete at his last home was more of a pet. Prior to this he was used to trail ride in the local community. Pete does have an injury we will be tending to to his right hind leg and is sound and has never taken a lame step. We do want to tend to the abrasions this week.(possible fencing related) Tic Tac was previously broke to saddle but is considered green and has not been ridden in awhile.. These boys were well know in their community. Please disregard attempting to make any negative comments about these boys. They are needing a little grooming TLC but are otherwise well cared for . Upon arrival and off the trailer of which they both trailered like super stars their new journey begin at MSA with a quick brushing - clipping off very bad wind tangles and then off to their new paddocks and meet their new pasture mates. This album will be shared by both of them as they both progress through this new journey, ***Update : Both boys have had their de-wormers and feet done as of June 8th 2017. Both have started training and refreshers to be able to move on to available for adoption. Pete has been ridden under saddle as of June 11/2017. More updates to follow as they both progress with their training. Pete : Easy to work with in round pen. Very polite . Has started clicker training.. Has no spook and is very willing to please. Tacked up great today ( June 11) and was ridden walk trot byt an intermediate and beginner rider and did amazing .. Pete also neck reins. Very light handed also. Tic Tac was in an animal communication clinic June 10th and worked with clicker training. Has been in round pen and is learning to give to space and respect that space with handler and is working on seperation from the herd and is improving everyday.

Farrier up to date and wormer.. Can be adopted together or seperate.

Pete is perfect husband or beginner horse. 

Tic Tac yet to be assesed if training has been done under saddle and training will continue until adopted. 

Serious inquiries only. Application must be approved. Accepting viewings now.


Foaling Date: 03/31/2013 Sex: Mare
Foaling Place: COCAGNE, NB Color: Bay
Freezebrand: 5LN07


Acquired from a NBSPCA seizure. Gorgeous tall correct filly who has undergone some rehabilitation training and has had time to learn to be a horse again and gain human trust born Easter Sunday of 2013.
This filly has a story of her own which brought her to us. It was meant to be.Easter is an in your pocket loving filly. Loves human contact now and attention. Great for farrier and will be undergoing saddle training spring 2016.

A very solid special home will be required to adopt Easter as due to her past history we will need someone who has patience and is willing to allow her to grow and continue to grow as a strong filly.
Rabies and tetanos- deworming and farrier all done in Sept 2016 and UTD

Serious inquiries only.
Adoption fee to be discussed.

Needs a home before spring. Not broke, companion only


Name of the horse: Princess
Age/ Tattoo: 11 years / no tattoo
Height/Color: 15.3 hands/ Chestnut
Sexe: mare No papers
The mare is a thoroughbred. She is not registered so might not be full blooded. She is 11 going on 12 years old about 15.3 hands. She is a chestnut. She has never foaled nor been backed. I did bridle and saddle her but I really haven't done any work for a few years
She is good for the vet and farrier. She got the basic vaccines and teeth floated in May, 2015. Her last hoof trim was end of October, 2015. She was last dewormed in June 2015. ****Updated to March 2016 *****She is a gentle and sensitive mare. She is very head shy which makes her hard to halter but she is fine once haltered. She likes to be with people. She doesn’t grow the heaviest coat in the winter so she needs access to good shelter on very cold days and especially at night. She did live her 1st few years with many horses and has lived with the same buddy for the last 8 years. She isn’t broke but she did have ground work done and I see her enjoying having a job. She is very light on her feet.

***at MSA - She likes her pasture mate Palladin and has been with him for 8.5 yrs***

Arrived safely and is now on site at MSA

Be watching this album for on site pictures and updates.

****UPDATE: Princess has been started in round pen and obstacle course and doing extremely well. IN a mare herd only at this time and has been doing fine away from her previous pasture mate .
Dewormed April 2016
Farrier May 13th 2016
October 2016

Shadow is a gorgeous 14 yr old gelding a star from his own track Northside Downs in North Sydney NS. Approx 16 hands tall he was retired as a legend of the track. Breaking track records to having a successful racing career. Memorial in his honor (link to be posted once available ) fr being such a great horse....

Shadow was retired and given to Morning Star Acres to assure we find him a new job and a new loving home.

At this time Shadow will learn to be a horse and once fully settled in will undergo training to saddle.

Below are some of the links leading to his career. More available...

Cooler presentation and official retirement announcement at North Side Downs (click link and go to 44:07…


Foaling Date:
Foaling Place:

Death Date:

S&D Last Year:

Parent Verified:

Race Summary:

Life: 249 starts

EARNINGS $82,683

2009 Northside Downs June 20th Race 13
Raced against Lexus Bandito – Finish 1st


From Standardbred Canada website archives

Hot Dog arrived safely July 19,2017. He traveled from Ontario where he was saved from the meat truck. At the time he was a stallion and has since been gelded. He is quiet - calm and presently turned out with a pony gelding - mini mare and a goat with no issues.

Once settled in he will be assessed under saddle and training to determine if any training.

So far he backs up - leads well and is a sweetheart. Kind and loveable..

Today once settled in we brought out his future pasture mates with whom he is getting along nicely with...

HotDog is 12 hands - flea bitten grey we believe Welsh/Hackney possibly.. Not sticked but 12 hands would be a good size for a small child learning to ride or showing.

We will update this album as we go .

Up to date with farrier-worming and care.


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