How can you resist this adorable nugget?! Tottie Royer may be small but he has a mighty heart. He was a solid racehorse who ran an impressive 48 times. He can get very attached to certain pasture buddies, but he has not seemed to find a BFF now that we have him in a larger group. Tottie is social guy who likes to be a part of the barn activities. He often has his head over his door watching what we are doing. He steals the show! Tottie does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle, Tottie rides like a sports car. He is responsive and engaged. As soon as he figures out to stretch down on to the bit he will be quite fancy! Tottie is a forward thinker who would enjoy jumpers or eventing. He was retired with only a bowed tendon which has been fully rehabbed and is suitable for jumping careers. An intermediate rider who enjoys a ride with a go-getter spirit will have many good times with this solid boy!
Tottie Royer 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 Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity 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.