Scrapper is one of the most kind-hearted horses we have had through our program here in Medina! He is more dominant with other horses outside but such a sweetheart with his people. He even lets you love on him while he’s taking a snooze in his stall! Plus, he stands in crossties and for the farrier and LOVES to be brushed/pampered!
Scrapper had a LF tendon injury in 2018 and had multiple months off for rehab. He is currently going walk, trot, and canter and is loving having attention. He is fine around noises, wind, watering the indoor arena, dogs, etc.! He will do great with a young amateur looking for a forever project, as he is an easier laid back ride, but still young and green and waiting for his person to take him where they would like! Best suited for low-mid level career. Scoop this guy up before the holidays so you can snuggle with his sweet face!!
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.