Looking for a horse with a great personality, a level-head, flashy looks and stellar breeding? Tyndall is your guy! Tyndall is very kind-hearted with a sweet eye, and loves attention, from humans, other horses, or even dogs! Speaking of dogs, Tyndall has that “puppy dog personality,” so he’d happily follow you around, and he’s happy to have someone love on him. In turnout, Tyndall is a mid-pack guy, but like to be with friends who will romp around and play with him.
Tyndall is also very attentive to handlers– he’ll stop when you stop walking, go when you go, etc. Tyndall is curious but brave. He loves to check out new situations and will thoroughly examine things if he is unsure (like with carrots!). He is quite an easy fellow to handle on the ground, and patiently stands for the farrier, or for baths, grooming, crossties, mane-pulling, etc.
Under saddle Tyndall is a very good boy. On trails he is incredibly brave (even more so than the older horses sometimes!). He has tackled every challenge without a spook, and continues to “wow” us with his progress! He is super steady and consistent in capable hands. Tyndall has shown us that he would be happiest in a low-level riding career. He would even be great as a “husband horse.”
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.