Horse Stats
Name: Verdad
Barn Name: Truth
Age: 2009
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $600 — $100 until Nov. 17!
Location: Laurelville, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 178
Highlights: Earner of over $500,000!
Total Earnings: $562,139
Last Race: 3/16/19
Pedigree
Sire: Western Ideal
Dam: Jennie Fannetta
Other Notable Pedigree: Dragon's Lair
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Description

“Verdad” means “Truth”  in Spanish and we think that is a great name for this great racehorse. Google this horse and you will see he was spectacular. Verdad raced with the leading trainer in the country and has been treated like royalty all of his life. His owners also bred him and wanted him to have a great second career. Verdad raced 178 times and earned over $500K. This 15.3, beautiful pacer is by Western Ideal and has a mark of 1:50.  Verdad was stallion up until the end of August and then sent to New Vocations, however, you would never know he was stud. This kind, bright eyed gem is a pocket full of sunshine!  Like a true class horse he was easy to transition to ride and loves his new role as a riding horse. Verdad easily goes into the pace under saddle and just glides! He will go over ground poles and the trail bridge. He is so quiet and so easy to ride and have around. Verdad has transitioned to be turned out with another gelding, but he really prefers to be by himself. He is confident and will be fine riding on the trails alone or in a group. We would not recommend him to be turned out with mares. This sweet horse loves banana and apples. He would be suitable for any level of rider and is so easy to have around. Don’t miss the chance to own a very special package of a horse!! He has stolen our hearts here at New Vocations. Verdad is located in Sunbury OH. **New Videos Just Posted!!**

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.