Risible, aka Riz/Rizzy/The Riz/Mr.Riz, is a stunning chestnut gelding who’s waiting for his perfect person to love on!
He has three beautiful gaits and we cannot wait to see what he can do in the future! His gorgeous, floaty gaits would do well in the hunter ring or his huge ground covering stride for low-level eventing. This equine athlete is lovable and playful, and he’s full of potential!
Riz bowed a tendon on each front legs (he raced with both with no issues!), and he’ll need an additional 30-60 days for his right front one to rest. He is currently on pasture/paddock turnout and healing beautifully! If someone gives this guy the winter to hang out and begin training once the weather breaks, they’re going to have an awesome horse on their hands! Riz will be best suited for an advanced rider to bring him along.
As a special opportunity for qualified approved adopters, Risible is available for adoption ahead of the normal schedule. Ideal qualified adopters would be experienced with at least basic rehab protocols, have a good working relationship with their equine vet (so rehabilitation plans and checkups are kept up-to-date) and would be comfortable re-starting Risible under saddle once he’s ready.
Please note that since we have not worked him under saddle yet, we cannot make any certifications as to him personality under tack. Qualified and approved adopters will have access to all of his veterinary records we have, including recent ultrasounds and his current/projected rehab plan.
His adoption fee will increase when he starts in under saddle work.
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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.