Can you feel the burn?! We feel confident that We Be Burnin‘s online debut will leave you thirsty for more! “Weed” as he is known around the barn (*the barn name he came with*) is a perfect cocktail of experience and soundness, making him one tall drink of water you don’t want to miss out on.
On the ground, Weed has settled and come down since arriving here in training, however, he will still need an experienced handler to help him develop off the track manners. He has acclimated to being turned out very well, and goes out during the day with a younger gelding. Weed is learning patience in the crossties – he’s just very excited to get to work! He has no stall vices and wears his clothing very well during the winter. Weed is very people-oriented and enjoys cookies, neck scratches, or any other type of attention.
Under saddle Weed is a spunky, sporty ride, possessing zest and enthusiasm in his work! His compact yet substantial build is perfect to wrap your leg around for that close contact feel while still getting the strides of a bigger horse. Weed marches into new situations with curiosity and courage, even popping over small crossrails at his first approach. We have been working on laterals and quieting his mouth in work but Weed is a good student– making strides every ride.
Weed would be an ideal TB Makeover competitor because he has the benefit of more physical maturity while still having retired with no known physical limitations. We think he could go in to just about any discipline and find success with the right partner! His ideal adopter would be an advanced rider who also has a sense of humor and an assertive but quiet seat and hand.
We Be Burnin is eligible for the RRP’s 2020 TB Makeover.
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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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.
In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.
- $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or the unicorn horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations, have great conformation, movement and size.
- $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example cleared for 2’6” but not 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from a race injury but have been cleared for most disciplines.
- $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.
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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.