We think On Time Out, “Otto,” really ought to be your next partner (forgive the play on words). This New York bred 2016 gelding is a tall, dark, and very handsome. Otto did not show promise as a racehorse and is unraced. He is adjusting nicely to life in the barn and is very interested in greeting everyone who walks by his stall. Otto is in the middle of the herd in his turn out group of four young, playful, and friendly geldings.
Otto has already impressed us under saddle. He is quiet, responsive, and eager to learn what is expected of him. He is a comfortable, enjoyable ride with striking looks and good movement. He’s confident and has exceptional presence. We can see him in the dressage ring or as a future hunter star.
On the ground, Otto can sometimes be a bit pushy and would benefit from a patient, experienced handler with a good sense of humor. With his size, flashy good looks, refined face, and unlimited potential, we can see Otto being the perfect partner in any discipline.
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.