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Even if you're not interested in our horses, we could use your help! We need volunteers with green thumbs and/or interested in helping us maintain our gardens and grounds. We have an awful lot of grass on our 22 acres that needs to be mowed and weed-wacked, as well as plenty of bushes that need trimming and garden/flower beds that need weeding, mulching, dead-heading and re-planting. (We occasionally need volunteers to help us paint or power-wash our buildings as well.) Our most urgent need right now is help with the mowing and getting our garden/flower beds cleaned up and presentable. If you have an urge to dig in the soil or prune back small jungles, or if you're just looking for a nature oriented outlet for your artistic side, don't hesitate to contact us.
We have a zero-turn mower, a weed wacker and several rakes. You will need to bring work gloves and any other gardening tools that you think you may need, as well as sun protection.
About Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, US
The Maker's Mark Secretariat Center was founded as a showcae and re-training facility for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. We believe that abuse, abandonment and slaughter are not appropriate means of treatment for horses who have reached the end of their racing careers. We provide these horses with a chance for re-training for second careers. We also exist to raise awareness of the ex-racehorse's plight.
Here at the MMSC, we take in horses from rescue agencies, private owners and trainers around the country for re-schooling and adoption. We are a 22-acre facility located within the Kentucky Horse Park, and are designed to house as many as 10-12 horses at a time. We seek the soundest, sanest horses from off the track in order to demonstrate the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed.
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center4155 Walt Robertson Road(still located inside the KY Horse Park)Lexington, KY 40511
- Habitat Restoration
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2.5 hours or more, depending on the project
- Children are welcome to help as long as parents monitor them and ensure their safety.