Unauthorized Use earned himself the nickname Arthur shortly after arriving because it was apparent he was a gentle giant. This sweet guy is a follower in the field and is friends with everybody, even the new kid. He has lovely manners and likes to be doted on. Arthur requires quite a bit of groceries and has steadily started to bloom but we would love to see more. He does not have any stall vices.
Under Saddle, this guy just wants to amble along. He is laid back and not spooky. Arthur is a kick ride, meaning he takes some urging to find his inner forward. He has also started trail riding where he likes to have a buddy to follow until he gets to know his territory. Arthur is suitable for an advanced beginner with a trainers guidance or an intermediate rider. He will be best suited for flatwork disciplines only.
Unauthorized Use 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.