If All Else Fails is a 16 year old very pretty, pacing gelding. We placed him through the program in 2010 and he was returned due to life changes for his adopter. If All Else Fails is right at 15.1, has been broke to ride for many years now but was really only ridden on his owner’s property. Since coming back to us, he now is riding very well in an indoor arena and loves having a jog again. He is brave and confident under saddle. He would enjoy going on trails and also is a good turn out buddy to other geldings. This handsome fellow is also broke to drive, although he hasn’t been driven in over 8 years, he raced 84 times, so would be very easy to get that going again.
Due to his age his adoption fee is waived and he is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he 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 Shows in Ohio. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $2,500 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the horse show and FREE entry into Challenge classes.
If All Else Fails would fit in great as a family horse and loves attention. He loads, stands in the crossties, longes, and great for the farrier. He also has nice feet and is barefoot.
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.