Horse Stats
Name: Songeur
Barn Name:
Age: 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3 hh
Color: Dark bay
Adoption Fee: $1000 - now $317 off until 3/17
Location: Xenia, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 11
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $73,120
Last Race: 10/6/18
Sire: Unbridled's Song
Dam: Wichitoz
Other Notable Pedigree: Unbridled, Affirmed, Fappiano, Nijinsky II
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Legs for days, tall, dark, and handsome, this guy is a picture of elegance! Songeur has the build and movement to excel in hunters or dressage, and the personality to match. His long legs and impressive bloodline lended to his speed on the track, but he has quickly transitioned to pocket pony! He is easy going with good manners, he stands in cross ties and is well behaved. He has the cutest baby face, with very inquisitive eyes looking out for a partner! 

Songeur is learning basic flatwork including holding contact and stretching forward, he steps over poles and is responsive to rider aids. He is still working out the stiffness in his muscles and has great ground-covering step as he loosens up. RRP eligible, this guy’s stature commands attention and he’s sure to turn heads in the ring. He is well suited to an intermediate rider willing to bring him along slowly. 


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.