Lobbyist is a flashy chestnut gelding with an uphill build. He has loads of expression and a playful nature. He is the annoying neighbor who waits to eat his food because he watches his friend eat theirs and tries to grab any morsels they push through the stall grid divider. If someone in the group wants to run, Lobbyist is right there with them and loves a good game of Pasture Derby. He is low in the herd and is out in a group of 6 geldings. He is used to being outside quite a bit but is fine with coming in to a stall. He does not have any stall vices.
Lobbyist feels as uphill to ride as he appears and has a lovely ground covering stride.He is a busy youngster who likes to have his mind engaged. He likes a regular program but even when fresh is not a tough horse. Lobbyist is.soft with his aids and is quite the overacheiver on reaching for the bit. He is already learning to lift through his back and push from behind. Lobbyist was found to have a chip in his front ankle that we were previously unaware of. We paid for surgery to remove it on 9/6/18. He will be able to resume work three months from that date. He has finished stall rest and handwalking so he is now on full turnout! Lobbyist is available for adoption to approved adopters who are capable of finishing his rehab as we were already able to evaluate what he was like under saddle beforehand. He will be limited to lower level jumping.
Lobbyist 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 Show Series . R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge classes.
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.