Choclategivzuwings also known as Charlie because he truly is a big kid at heart. Charlie is certainly stunning to look at because of his muscular build, and his sweet personality. He leads in and out of his stall and field with no issues.
Charlie is currently turned out with one other gelding and they get along great. They are frequently caught giving each other back rubs. Bathing and grooming is one of his favorite times of the day.
Charlie is unraced and has no known injures and can go in any direction given the time, patients, and training with the right person. We feel the Charlie is only suited for trainer looking for a project to bring along due to the fact that he has shown us a strong and stubborn streak especially when going to the right under saddle. He has stopped in the middle of work refusing to go forward, backs up and then shuts down. We are continuing to work with him longlining, lunging, and under saddle. He has shown some improvements hacking around the farm, but still has a long way to go. Charlie is not suitable for juniors, amateurs, or riders without extensive riding experience.
Charlie is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge 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, a fee is set for each horse that will ultimately help the horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means the program 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 worked with by a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses the history of each horse and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that the costs associated with the ongoing care and additional training for each horse post-adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront that he or she will have more funds available to cover the ongoing costs of properly caring for a horse.