Perrito Caliente, or “Hot Dog” to the many who’ve loved him over the years, has quite the following and was well-loved by everyone who’s owned him! This warhorse raced at the top of his game for many years, but then dropped into the claiming ranks, which is why he had a few owners and trainers over the years.This big-bodied gelding by Art Major raced 266 times and earned more than $680,000 during his time on the track, and his experience makes him a total professional in every way! He is the much-sought-after wise, experienced, been-there-done-that riding partner, and he’s brave, bold and up to any challenge to boot! We think he’s best suited for an intermediate rider—perfect to ride or drive around the farm or down the trails! He is a super star with in hand trail and has mastered ground poles and the bridge! Hot Dog is great to work around on the ground and is quiet. A very fun horse to be around! He loves attention and treats. This warhorse is ready to continue his super star ways!! This is a horse you can have a lot of fun with. Located in Sunbury OH. **Just Added New In Hand Trail Video**
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.