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Simon’s Artist is a classy, warhorse that had a tremendous career! This sweet 16.1 hand pacing gelding raced 250 times and earned almost a half of a million dollars. Simon was a pillar on the Delaware tracks. His caring breeders sent him to New Vocations after his last race this past July. Simon has a very elegant, hunter look to him. We love his two hind white socks, giving him a bit of chrome! Simon is trotting and going over ground poles with confidence. He is willing, brave and has a great work ethic. Simon stands quiet at the mounting block to get on and off. He is also a confident trail horse and has mastered walking over the tarp and other trail obstacles. With his hunter like confirmation he will make a fancy riding horse and would excel at many things. We love how quiet and confident Simon is under saddle. He has spent some time learning to be a “horse” and now goes out with other geldings, drinks from a trough and enjoys riding. Simon is so wise from his years on the track and is joy to be around. We just love him! This special, pretty horse will make someone else very happy and we can wait to see him shine in his next career!!
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.