Tall, dark and handsome is one way to describe the16.2, ten year old gelding named Tea N Tea Togo. This lovely gelding was adopted from New Vocations in 2014 and has quite the resume. Teago was shown at the Standardbred World Show, has been on trails, and has received professional dressage training. Due to his owner not being able to keep him, he came back to us. It is always a nice surprise to have a horse that has had so much training and has buttons! Teago will walk, trot, pace and canter under saddle. He is very responsive to you leg and body aids. With the training we have provided as a refresher, he could easily step right into the show arena and turn heads with his nice, flowing gaits. Teago is the kind of horse that wants to please and wants to please. He will be most suitable for an intermediate rider that would want to show and have a horse that is already broke and can canter. Teago is a kind horse, loves people, enjoys grooming and attention. Teago is an easy keeper and is currently barefoot as he has great feet. With proven show experience, professional training and knowledge he has Teago is very nice horse that we are excited to place again. We know he be nothing but enjoyable to bring along and very rewarding to ride! Be sure to see his three nice videos!
Teago is located in Palmyra, NY (Western New York) and he is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Shows in Ohio. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $2,500 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the horse show and FREE entry into Challenge classes.
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.