Hooping who we call Henry, is quite the horse! He has presence wherever he goes! Henry did not race until he was 3 and has 50 starts under his “saddle” including several steeplechase races!! Henry came to the program in January and it was very apparent that he simply needed some good time off to just be a horse. He would greatly benefit from daily turnout and a home where he will be able to be in daily program to bring out his best potential! He loves work, he thrives on it!! After working him daily he has settled in and become quite a lovely ride!
He is sound, naturally carries himself, has a beautiful floating trot and a balanced canter. Henry will do best with a confident, advanced rider working with a professional trainer! With the right person who can understand he has difficulties being vulnerable, he will be one amazing horse! He has smarts mixed with athleticism with TONS of potential!!!!!
~ Does well with mares and geldings (does play tough sometimes) ~ Advanced handler on ground and in saddle ~ Learning to stand in crossties ~ LOVES LOVES LOVES to be free lunged before each ride, allows him to stretch and connect with his person!!
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.