“Machie” is a total knockout! This 16.1 dark bay gelding is full bodied with expressive eyes, and he’s jaw-dropping gorgeous. This very special 7-year-old gelding has the conformation, solid build, looks and the movement to be competitive in a variety of disciplines.
Under saddle he has a lovely forward and elegant walk and big floating trot. His natural desire to canter in turnout and on the longe line will make his transition to working at all gaits an easy one. He shows a lot of promise over fences while free jumping (be sure to check out his free-jump video!), and his strong work ethic makes him an excellent candidate for lower level eventing, foxhunting or dressage, but he is suitable for any discipline! We know Machie will be an awesome Standardbred breed ambassador! With more training we know he’ll be a superstar show horse fully capable of doing breed demos at events like Equine Affaire or at venues like the Kentucky Horse Park. Machie will need an intermediate to advanced rider to continue his training. He’s a total pleaser and needs confidence from his rider to let him know he’s doing what you want, but he is a very quick learner.
Machie is an easy keeper and has a coat that dazzles. If you didn’t know Machie was a Standardbred, you’d think he was a fancy Warmblood! In the barn, Machie is always the first to greet you, looking for attention and his favorite treat: bananas! He is currently turned out alone, and loves his playtime, so his ideal buddy will enjoy his pasture shenanigans.
It is safe to say this may be one of the prettiest Standardbreds that we have had in a long time! He is located in Sunbury, OH.
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.
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.