Fox Valley Sinful is fancy four year old pacing gelding by Sportswriter. He raced only 21 starts and just did not have the speed to be a racehorse. Fox is a very kind, sweet and wants to climb in your pocket type of a horse. He loves affection and will definitely bond with his person. He is looking for a confident rider who will give him direction. He looks to his rider to let him know everything is alright and then he willingly does what is asked of him. This handsome fellow is really just a big baby! We typically cannot say that about many of our Standardbreds because most come in ‘all business”! Fox will gait or trot so it really will be up to what the rider wants to do. He will need front shoes on for now, but down the road they may be able to be taken off. Fox is super turned out with other geldings, easy to catch, stands in the crossties and loves attention. Fox is looking for an intermediate to advanced rider to take him under their wing and continue his training. He will make a super trail, show, foxhunter and or endurance type of horse and will look beautiful doing so. He has a lovely head and eye and the look that makes you want to hug his sweet face!
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.