Jeremes Best is a flashy, seven year old pacing gelding that is a gorgeous dark bay color. He has huge, dark, smart eye and is very intelligent. Jereme only raced 40 times and lacked the speed needed to be a competitive racehorse on the East Coast. Jereme retired with no soundness issues. When he arrived to our NY facility, he charmed everyone with his sweet personality and quiet disposition. His young mind did take awhile to transition from racehorse to riding horse, but now really enjoys being ridden and has a very smooth jog. With more time, Jereme will make an exceptional all around gelding. Currently he jogs and trots under saddle. He will make a nice trail or show horse and would look cute riding him Western or English. This nice gelding would be a nice endurance horse candidate as well. He is an easy keeper, has nice feet and is currently barefoot. With his lovely color and great attitude, he will be a lot of fun for someone who loves to ride or drive. Jereme will be eligible for the Retrained and Remarkable Challenge in 2020!
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.