Someone is going to be very lucky to welcome this big guy into their family! He’s as cool as they come under saddle. He will quietly trot all day long whether he’s the only one in the ring or there’s a bunch of excitable horses in there with him. He is naturally balanced although is working on consistency and coming from behind. He is also working on toning down his big canter transition. He is confident and easy going under saddle, very willing and agreeable. We can’t say enough good things about him!
Luck would excel on the trails or as a dressage horse, and he could easily be brought along by a novice rider.
In the barn Luck hangs his head out and begs for attention. He loves to be groomed and bathed!
He’s just a big, goofy guy, often he is seen playing with his Jolly Ball or hamming it up with his tongue out! Don’t wait to bring this guy home to add some fun to your barn!
ADOPTION FEE POLICY
New Vocations’ adoption fees are intentionally set lower than the cost of buying most Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds through a private seller. In today’s market, it’s not unusual for horses coming right off the track to be listed for sale at a price between $2,000 and $5,000. At New Vocations, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we cannot take in an additional horse until one is adopted. Adopters should be encouraged to know that by adopting a horse through New Vocations, they are actually helping two horses transition to careers outside of racing.
Additionally, adopters get great value for their money: The majority of the horses have been in the program for a minimum of 60 days. During that time, horses are rehabilitated (if needed), socialized with other horses, fully evaluated, and in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.