Rockstar Temper is a very well bred pacing gelding that was returned due to his adopters life situation. He was adopted out in 2016 and ridden primarily by an experienced 12 year old who enjoyed doing trail obstacles with him, games and pushing the large trail ball around. He was mostly ridden outside and on trails. He is a confident horse and will go over a trail bridge!
Rocky prefers to trot under saddle, but will also gait. He could be taught to canter and as he loves to canter in the field with his friends. Rocky has a personality as big as he is tall! He is sturdy, tall and strong and would be a fantastic trail partner. He is easy going and has a go anywhere type of attitude. He is easy to handle on the ground, loves to be groomed and is everyone’s friend! He prefers to be turned out and has great feet. He does not need shoes. This super nice gelding could be driven as well. He’s ready to be someone’s partner!
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.