Shipsandgoods, also known as Captain, is a nicely built young gelding with a cute expression. He is well put together (with great hair) and could easily excel in the sport horse arena. Captain is friendly and personable and enjoys attention and relationships with people and other horses. He is turned out with out with other young, playful geldings and does well in the group. Captain has good ground manners and is well behaved for handling, stands on cross ties patiently, and is quiet in the barn with no vices.
Under saddle he is forward moving and forward thinking, and will do very well in a program with a confident intermediate rider. Captain is not spooky, but will feed off another playful horse in the arena. Captain was recently restarted and is working on balance at the canter.
Captain will continue to improve with consistency and could easily excel as a sport horse. Don’t let his size fool you, this stocky gelding could easily take up the leg of a tall rider.
Shipsandgoods was sent to New Vocations via NYTHA’s TAKE THE LEAD Program. We are very grateful for their support!
Shipsandgoods is eligible for 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!
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.
In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.
- $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or “unicorn” horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations and great conformation, movement and size.
- $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example, cleared for 2’6” but not necessarily 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from an injury but have been cleared by our veterinarians for most disciplines.
- $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion-type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.
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.