Greeley’s Wish is a war horse turned trail horse!
Are you looking for a partner who wants to be out on the trails seeking new adventures? A champion who has won over $150,000?
This former campaigner loves a challenge and having a job, and he’s brave through the trails and over ditches and through water obstacles. Though he is still very green, he is a self-assured type who likes to march along and explore and sometimes enjoy the journey exuberantly.
Wish has a pushy personality but is utterly endearing and whinnies for his handler as they approach his stall. His perfect person is a confident and fun-loving equestrian who enjoys a partner with personality—he’ll definitely need someone who enjoys his confidence and sometimes cheeky behavior!
Wish is working well in a light program and has been ridden in both Western and English tack. He has been trail ridden alone and with a partner horse, and with continued training and outings we’re confident he’ll prove to be a fun and reliable trail partner.
Wish is limited to trail riding and light work due to arthritis in his knee. He was treated as part of a program run by Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Large Animal Hospital and has been sound and in work for several months since treatment. As always, interested approved adopters are welcome to further information regarding his knee.
Wish is quite clever and thrives with mental stimulation, from riding to ground work. He crossties, blankets, leads and stands well, and he thoroughly enjoys being doted upon and relishes all the attention he can get!
Wish is eligible for the 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!
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.
In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.
- $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or the unicorn horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations, have great conformation, movement and size.
- $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example cleared for 2’6” but not 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from a race injury but have been cleared for most disciplines.
- $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.
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.