Testimonials

  • “I recently purchased “Scattered” from Rachel Hess and it was a sight unseen purchase done all on line. She was super honest and super helpful. When I told her what I was looking for she set me up with him. She listened to what I wanted and knew what I meant when I told her. I would DEFINITELY recommend her and her facility to purchase from and what a wonderful thing to be doing for these otherwise throw away horses. Keep up the GREAT work and I will keep you posted on our progress! Wonderful experience and he is exactly what I expected him to be!” – Lynda Costanzo (Colorado), Adopter of Scattered

  • “Buying a horse sight unseen, is hard. It is stressful and you are unsure of what you are getting. You also are having to trust pretty much a complete stranger with your money and believe what they are saying. I can say though, Rachel Hess made buying sight unseen as easy as it possibly could be. The adoption papers explained that I had just adopted a dark bay 16.2 hand TB mare with a clubfoot and that is exactly what arrived at the barn. There were no surprises. Rachel told me every blemish that she had. She didn’t hide anything. I never worried about anything, because if I did Rachel was always there to answer questions and to ease my mind of worry. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to have such an amazing TB mare and am thankful to Rachel for all she did in helping me get her home. Track to Tranquility is a good reputable facility and I am glad that I decided to adopt a horse from them. If you are thinking about buying from Track to Tranquility, go for it. It was definitely worth it for me.” – Morgan Vance (North Carolina), Adopter of “Bristle Bridge”

  • “Rachel was so amazing to work with. She went above and beyond to get Walllula Bluff to us. She was completely honest about any issues Walllula might have. Through talking with her it was so clear how important finding the perfect homes for her horses was. If I get another horse it will definitely be from Track to Tranquility! This was the best rescue transaction anyone could hope for!” – Megan Lasorsa (Maine), Adopter of “Walllula Bluffs”

  • “I was blessed to have found Track to Tranquility. After doing hours & hours of searches, I finally decided that if I was going to have a horse of my own. The horse that I chose had to be an ottb. Growing up as the granddaughter of a passionate racehorse trainer/owner I fell in love with these majestic creatures at a very young age. Rachel is hands down one of the most knowledgeable, honest, & genuine people I have come to know. She studies these horses and gives them all that she has so that they can be rehomed. From start to finish Rachel is prompt and courteous. She asks questions & she answers yours. This has been a stellar experience and I owe that to Rachel. She couldn’t have found a better match for me. Mya is my equine twin and it was love at first site. I look forward to the many milestones that Mya & I will make with our new family at Track to Tranquility/Royal Haven Farm!! Love Always, Susan Renee Ospina” – Susan Ospina (Pennsylvania), Adopter of “Surprise Daydream” and “Aye Jay Power”

  • “”I had the best horse adopting experience thanks to Track and Tranquility, and Rachel Hess!! She was kind and honest, and always answered every single question I asked!(there were a lot of them) my horse and I are super happy and are the perfect pair!! Thank you again for this amazing opportunity! I’ll be sure to keep you updated on our progress! ❤️ ” – Megan O’Donnell (Connecticut), Adopter of “Sunny”

  • “Rachel went above and beyond to make sure the horse I wanted to adopt was a perfect fit! She kept great contact and answered every question. She worked diligently with my best friend and trainer to get my horse to me in one piece.” – Erika Price (Virginia), Adopter of “Extreme Dream”

  • “The Track to Tranquility Program and Rachel Hess are in short, amazing! Rachel was so helpful and patient with me every step of the way in finding my perfect OTTB. My requirements were very specific and since I was all the way down in South Carolina, the whole process was sight unseen and so she became my ears and eyes. I was a little nervous (naturally) waiting for him to arrive and see what he would be like. She could not have found a more PERFECT match for me. He is everything that I asked for her to find for me and so so so much more! I am over the moon ecstatic to have him in my barn and be able to say that he is mine. Thank you Track to Tranquility and Rachel Hess!” – Ginny Duncan (South Carolina), Adopter of “Grape Grace”

  • “Rachel is amazing. She goes above and beyond for all of her horses. She does everything in her power to find the perfect forever-home for all of her ottb’s and tailors her schedule to her horses and her clients’ needs.” – Emma Sanker (New Jersey), Assistant and Working Student of Track to Tranquility Equestrian Program

  • ” From the moment we met, I knew Rachel was a truthful horse sales woman. I had looked at quite a few horses before and every time the people would lie about problems with the horse or their age. I even witnessed a friend buy a horse who was “not a day over 15” but it turned out the horse was in its 20’s and had significant health problems. Rachel was truthful straight off the bat and told us everything that was going on with Caspian “Gotta Bugatti”, including his bowed tendons. We never doubted that with time and healing he would be able to jump and do everything normally. From the moment I looked at Caspian I knew it was a match made in heaven! Without Rachel’s help in rehabilitation I do not think he would have turned out as perfect as he is now. She really has a way with horses. Caspian has now settled into his home quite comfortably and is growing into quite a moose! He’s very healthy and loved dearly by me and my mother! Caspian is my best friend and a very important member of my family and i couldn’t have found him without Rachel’s help.” – Charlotte MacDonald (Maryland), Adopter of Gotta Bugatti

  • “Rachel was an awesome person to work with when I adopted Scat About! I’m so happy to have met her and gotten to know her name/program, this won’t be the last time we work together!” – Jill Distler (Pennsylvania), Adopter of Scat About

  • “This was my first experience adopting an OTTB and working with Track to Tranquility and if asked if I would do it again, the answer would be a million times YES!!! Rachel is so knowledgable and her love of the animals and genuine passion to find both the horses the perfect home and to match us with the right horse was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The entire process was a dream and we are so madly in love with our boy, Prime Interest. Rachel got back to me within the same day that I contacted her and gladly spent an hour on the phone with me going over my ideas and giving me her insight and answering every single questions I could come up with! I couldn’t imagine having a better horse and I will undoubtedly be reaching out to Rachel again in the future when the time comes to find Prime a new brother or sister!!! THANK YOU Track to Tranquility!!!” – Katha Gatto (New York), Adopter of Prime Interest