Horse Stats
Name: Now Certain
Barn Name: Halo
Age: 2008
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $600 - NOW $400 until 9/30
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 2
Highlights: n/a
Total Earnings: $0
Last Race: 10/6/11
Sire: Certain Storm
Dam: Now Showing
Other Notable Pedigree: Storm Cat, Golden Act
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Now Certain is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. “Halo” has three smooth gates and a great jump. We have started her over some small fences.Halo hacks around the property with no issues.
She stands well for the farrier and the vet. She is currently wearing shoes on her front feet. Halo also enjoys her grooming and bathing time. She is great to lead in and out of her stall and the field, and is a barn favorite. Halo is turned out with a small group of mares, and is definitely the leader, but it is not aggressive.
Halo had been previously adopted and was trail ridden with some arena work, and she was returned due to no fault of her own.
We feel that she could go in any direction. Due to the fact the she can be a little “spicy” she needs to be guided under saddle by an advanced rider only.



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.