Digitaldestruction is an easy going guy with good manners. He pretends to be uninterested in attention but secretly loves it, especially when you rub his chest. We do not give many treats at our facility in an effort to keep horses from getting mouthy so their new homes can give treats at their own discretion. He only shows special interest in small animals and small people. He is also pretty chill in the field and is middle of the herd, maybe 3rd in his current group of 7 geldings. He does not care for flies and his eyes get a little runny so we keep a fly mask on him for turnout which makes him very happy. He does not have any stall vices.
Digital had a hind sesamoid fracture which was given 10 months of rehab before starting under saddle. He was not able to stay sound in consistent w/t/c work under saddle so he is looking for a home as a companion or walking trail ride only. With more time we have seen horses who were eventually able to resume w/t/c work. We have taken him for trail rides and he is an absolute star!!. He is the calm, brave leader who you can see roll his eyes when the others are spooking.. When he was in arena work he was equally as straightforward. He would be a good “husband horse” if you are looking for a pasturemate for another horse who you can take for walks together!
Digitaldestruction 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.