Welcome to

ABIJAH’S on the
BACKSIDE

Off-Track Thoroughbreds For Mental Health

Off-Track Thoroughbreds Saving Lives

Abijah’s On The Backside is a partnership between Abijah’s Hope & Racetracks Around the U.S., addressing the mental health crises of backside workers & the surrounding public while providing purposeful retirement for off-track thoroughbreds utilizing mental health quine-experiential programs.

Thoroughbreds are so much more than crossing the
finish line first.

They have the power to heal hearts and transform lives.

Backside workers are in need of holistic support to navigate mental health challenges such as addiction, depression & anxiety.

Abijah’s on the Backside
is the bridge.

Abijah’s on the Backside also welcomes the general public for sessions. Watch below to learn more about our work.

Support a movement that is ethically responsible, innovative and delivers life-changing outcomes for the lives of all involved in racing.

Why off-track thoroughbreds for mental health?

Sometimes we feel resistant to getting help. It feels out of reach.
We wonder if it will really fix the problem.

Off-Track Thoroughbreds bridge that gap and bring healing alongside mental health professionals.

INTELLIGENT PREY ANIMALS

To evade predators, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. They draw on their experience similar to how humans do.

LARGE AND POWERFUL

Horses help us identify our feelings, and have a special ability to help people work through emotional and behavioral barriers.

HERD ANIMALS

As social animals, horses make excellent partners in the Abijah Method because they require engagement to build trust with people.

Abijah’s – Sparking hope and healing on the backside.

Be a pioneer in the future of racing by joining the movement.

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Leading the horse racing industry to a more sustainable future.
Elevating the horses & humans who power our favorite sport (fans included).

About Sally

Sally understands that it’s not just about racing horses. It’s about running for a cause; to bring hope, healing, and transformation all involved in racing – both personally and professionally. She believes that by incorporating horses into mental health, profound healing of trauma, addiction, and other emotional challenges can take place. That’s why Abijah’s Hope exists; to empower you to help horses and humans.

About Dani

Dani has a passion for building solutions that elevate the institutions we love, making them more ethical and sustainable. There is a beautiful synergy in Abijah’s that allows dedicated backside workers to be lifted up, healed by the very animals they have spent a lifetime serving. Allowing the public to share in the transformation the OTTB’s facilitate, will heal lives and deepen passion for racing with a whole new audience. Abi

“The truth is, thoroughbreds off and on the track have a lot in common with the human spirit; often misunderstood. “
– Sally Mixon

Redefining Racing: where the welfare of human and horse is priority.
Be a part of this racing revolution.

Abijah’s Hope will be at every major track in the world bringing its revolutionary plan to connect the horses and the people to save lives.

Devalued and diminished because of their value – their money value. That is why this problem can’t be solved the way it was created. We must go at it in a way that brings in more people, more who can help tip the scale of no options, and solve the problems. It’s a win-win-win. Team camaraderie – when we are in it together, we all win.

During the Great Depression, racing represented not only winning a race but winning in life. And that is what Abijah’s does – giving hope to the hopeless – both horse and human. Because we have a way that offers more value in the racing world beyond racing based on compassion. Abijah’s mission positively impacts the Welfare of Racing (human and horse) and the lives of ALL involved.

Healing people by giving these horses a lifelong career after racing retirement.

Abijah’s On The Backside
Where the value of a racehorse is redefined.

Saving Lives, One Session At A Time.

What Others Are Saying…

“This experience allowed me to think of the big picture outside the box. It forced me to look more deeply into my body language and how incongruent my feelings are. Now I understand how I can communicate to my team more clearly. “ – Christine D.

“The horses, (and facilitators), were a part of the miracle in my life. My life has been transformed. I’m so grateful.” – Joe B

“Just wanted to write a note to thank you for offering your Acres for Business Professional Residency Program. It was just what I needed to feel ready to plunge forth into our own equine therapy program.” – Dawn S.

“I loved this program. I felt at peace when I was in the pasture. I went home feeling renewed.” – Laurie N.

“To hear my inner voice, become more clear on my path and priorities, and work out things that were not only holding me back has been priceless. Now I’m able to serve my team in a better way.” – Megan M.

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Abijah’s Revolution!

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