Building Relationships

Our Global Backstretch Community

Working in this community are tradesmen, feed suppliers, maintenance workers, farriers, owners, trainers, drivers and grooms.  Chaplains strive to minister to every person. There are literally hundreds of people working. The common denominator is their love of horses, pride in their work and around-the-clock dedication. These men and women are the backbone of the industry. They are the horse's advocates, their voice when they feel ill, their nurse when they need medication, their rescuer in time of danger, their ever constant teacher, companion, and caregiver.

Though workers are rarely mentioned in the media, we believe that each is uniquely gifted by God, and that they are the true heros of the track because their faithful work keeps not only the horses, but the entire industry running strong.