After retiring from racing in 2009, Speedy produced a handful of nice foals for racing and is now embarking on her third career and will make a great trail horse. She is very comfortable to ride, and suitable for beginners (and husbands) when riding with friends. She is much more comfortable and very quiet when going with company, but needs a confident quiet rider when working on her own as she gets nervous. She can go English or Western, is sound barefoot, and an easy keeper.
She is currently and has been for several years turned out with a group of mares, and is also as friendly with geldings as she is with the girls. She is very sweet and loves to be doted on, standing politely in cross ties or in her stall for attention and to be worked on. Speedy is very easy to handle on the ground and under saddle, and she hacks around the property alone or with friends, and is a kick ride with lots of gears to choose from. Her adoption fee is waived due to her age, but this girl is priceless!
Speedy is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she 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.