We typically do not get horses like Moosonee. This powerful trotter raced only 15 times and earned $149,193!! He was in a Grand Circuit stable, with hopes to race in the Hambletonian, the “Kentucky Derby” for trotters. When he bowed a tendon, he was given the best care, but just did not come back to the speed he would need to race with the best in the world. Since he is a gelding, his good owners sent him to New Vocations. Standing at 16.2, four year old Moose, has been fully rehabbed and is going to be an outstanding horse for someone. He is big and strong, so will need an experienced rider, however he will excel at almost any discipline and he will look so good doing it. Moose has a big trot and loves to cover some ground. He is an outstanding individual with the breeding and looks to be a great horse. Since he is only four years old, he is not done growing so may top off close to 17 hands. If you are looking for a great prospect, Moosonee is your horse!!
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.