Tall, bay and handsome is one way to describe Bikini Breeze, a 5-year-old pacing gelding who has a lot to offer. He didn’t have much desire to be a racehorse and only raced seven times.
Bikini Breeze, or “Rocky,” stands 16 hands tall, is sound, and wants to gait. He will need an advanced rider as he can be a bit pushy, but he will make a flashy show and/or trail horse. If a seasoned rider wants a nice-moving and fancy gelding, this is your horse. Rocky has a gorgeous head, eye and neck making him an excellent show horse candidate. He has had plenty of ride time with us and is ready to continue on in his next career!
Rocky is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at a 2020 New Vocations Charity Horse Show, where he will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and Western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and in-hand classes).
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.