Anyone attending last weekend’s Santa Claus parade in Peterborough would have seen several smartly decked out horses and people from Willow Song Meadows Horse Rehabilitation Centre. That local horse rescue centre has advised that they have recently changed their name to Next Step Stables.

“Willow Song Meadows is the name of the farm on which we are located. It is a privately owned property, and the name belongs to property owner,” they wrote on their Facebook page.

Kawartha Downs horse people are quite familiar with the folks from Next Step Stables as they partnered with the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society to provide food on the back stretch throughout the 2017 racing season.