Horse Stats
Name: Orbiter
Barn Name: Obie
Age: 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $700 originally- now $350 until 6/30
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 6
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $12,540
Last Race: 2/1/18
Sire: Smarty Jones
Dam: Leebearski
Other Notable Pedigree: Smarty Jones, Polish Numbers,
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Orbiter also known around the barn as “Obie” is a big boy who is full of love and affection! He has a calm demeanor and is a pleasure to work around. He is good to work around, enjoys groomimg and bathing, massage, scratches on the neck, and picks up his feet nicely. Obie stands for the farrier and is currently wearing front shoes. He is UTD on his vaccines and de-worming. Obie is currently turned out with another gelding in a small field. He is easy going in turn-out and not aggresive. He’s good leading in and out of the barn. He has no stable vices. 

Under saddle Obie has three ground covering gaits that are smooth. He’s got more whoa than go. He is sane and sensible. Orbiter is looking for an intermediate level rider that wants to take in the sights and enjoy the slower pace life with him. He has some jewelry on his LF ankle that will limit him to a non-jumping home. Approved adopters are welcome to the radiographs we have on file. This big guy is handsome, lovable, and looking for his partner in crime to begin his new adventure! Who wants this awesome fellow???

Orbiter came to our program through Beyond The Wire, we are thankful for their support.


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.