Moegan Avenue, aka “Mo,” is a big Great Dane puppy and all legs! We adore him here with his “please pay attention to me” personality! He is the first to greet you in the morning and don’t even think about walking in the barn at any other time without stopping to say hello and a pat on the head … you can’t walk in without saying, “hello, Mo Mo, I see you!” He has such an endearing personality. He’s the first to want outside, yet first to walk up to you in the pasture to say hello.
Mo came to us with some ankles and has been at the farm just enjoying some down time. Our veterinarians have x-rayed his ankles and the films only show osselets, which we were thrilled to hear. Once calcified, osselets typically don’t present a problem!
Mo loves to be outside and be with friends and is low end of the herd. He will be suited for an advanced rider at the moment. He has a huge uphill trot with those long legs!
As a special opportunity for qualified approved adopters, Mo is available for adoption ahead of the normal schedule. Ideal qualified adopters would be experienced with at least basic rehab protocols, have a good working relationship with their equine vet (so rehabilitation plans and checkups are kept up-to-date) and be comfortable restarting Mo under saddle once he’s ready.
Please note that since we have not worked him under saddle yet, we cannot make any certifications as to his personality under tack. Qualified and approved adopters will have access to all of his veterinary records we have, including recent ultrasounds and his current/projected rehab plan.
Adoption fee will increase when he starts under saddle work.
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.