Trophy Asset has proven himself to be athletic and brave, and is open to learning new things. His energy and excitement for life is always written on his face as he looks at you with a twinkle in his eye. He is balanced under saddle and works on a loose rein in all three gaits in the arena and when hacking around the farm. Goose, as he is known in the barn is suitable for an intermediate rider and will be a joy for someone to bring along in many disciplines. He has been introduced to jumping and took it right in stride.
Goose is quiet to handle in the barn, he stands in cross ties and is well behaved on the ground and under saddle. He can get excited when moving between his stall and turnout, but is easily calmed. He is turned out with a small group of geldings and is near the bottom of the pack. He has no vices and no limitations.
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.