“Munny” is about as handsome and as sweet as they come! He has been consistently friendly and lovable with every person and horse that he interacts with, from the first day he arrived. He also loves to be loved on, and doesn’t mind being fussed with, but he also stands like a gentleman for the vet and farrier. Munny is currently in daily turnout with a buddy, and is a great companion/ playmate. He has a hygroma (fluid swelling) on his right knee, but that is just a cosmetic issue! He has full flexion in his knees, and is sound to jog. He has degenerative changes in the lower joint of each knee, which stopped his racing career, but it shouldn’t prevent him from enjoying a lower-level career! We think he could be a stunning low-level hunter or pleasure mount based on his build and his personality.
As a special opportunity for qualified approved adopters, Munny is available for adoption ahead of the normal schedule. Ideal qualified homes would be experienced with at least basic rehab protocol, have a good working relationship with their equine vet (so that rehabilitation plans and checkups are kept up-to-date), and would be comfortable doing the re-starting under saddle once the horse is ready to start back into training. Based on our current rehab plan, he should be able to initiate training in May (2019).
Please note that since we have not worked him under saddle yet, we cannot make any certifications as to his personality in the saddle. Qualified and approved adopters will have access to all of his veterinary records that we have though, including recent radiographs and his current/ projected rehab plan.
Adoption fee will increase when he starts in 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, 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.