Dapples, anyone? Prince is not only strikingly handsome, but also a good listener and a patient participant- everything you could want in a partner! His happy demeanor and friendly expression invite everyone to his stall to dote on him. He stands perfectly in cross ties and has impeccable ground manners with no vices, he’s easy to handle on the ground and under saddle. He has hacked around the property on his own and with company and also works quietly in the arena.
Prince is easy going and sensible, preferring to mosey through life (it takes some encouraging to get a canter!) and will be a great mount for trail riding and low level pursuits. He has been fully rehabbed from a sesmoid injury and is sound with some changes in his front ankles. He is a kick ride with no aspirations of running and jumping, but will happily try what’s asked of him. He gets along well with his small group of geldings in turnout, is quiet in his stall, and behaves well for vet and farrier work.
Platinum Prince came to our program through NYTHA’s TAKE THE LEAD program, as always we are thankful for their continued support!
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.