Honey’s Dragon is by Dragon Again, the sire of Foiled Again, the richest harness horse to date! Some of our best Standardbred ambassadors have been by Dragon Again! (Allamerican Legacy, Southwind Joker, Mayfield Hanover) Honey’s Dragon is a quiet, handsome 13 year old pacing gelding that raced 276 starts and earned $203K. He was retired due to a front ankle, which is a common warhorse injury. Honey’s last start was just a few months ago and he needs more time to rehab before becoming an active riding horse, however, with some down time, this classy gelding will be beautiful on the trails or in a show arena. He has a great personality and was well loved at the track for his kindness and big heart. He transitioned perfectly to riding and enjoys hacking around the arena at the walk for now. He can walk over poles and would love to play with some trail obstacles and likes learning new learning new things. Honey has great ground manners and is quite stoic in the crossties. He also was easy to drive and would be a great teacher for someone wanting to learn to pleasure drive. Honey has a gorgeous head, eye and forelock! He is a very balanced and well put together. This handsome warhorse is looking for someone to give him a few months working at the walk, but will soon be ready for more. As we have seen in the past, time really helps these amazing warhorses and they will soon shine in their next career.
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.