If you are looking for your next hunter prospect, look no further than Bobby Man. This 2016 gelding by Musket Man started only 6 times before retiring from the track in June 2019. Bobby has since being let down and restarted, as well as became a total barn favorite. Whether he is hanging his head out of his stall or under saddle; Bobby’s blaze, white socks, and flat-kneed movement catch everyone’s eye. Bobby is eager to please under saddle and has been doing well with learning to carry himself. We have even popped Bobby over a few crossrails! Bobby is still green and occasionally looks to his rider for guidance, therefore we can see him pairing best with a confident new partner. With his flashy looks and excellent movement, we see Bobby excelling as a hunter or equitation horse. However, at 3 years old and with no known restrictions, we know Bobby will shine in any discipline.
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.