Standardbred trotter, Boytown, is tall, dark and handsome! This balanced ten year old gelding had a great racing career with 140 starts and earning over $433,000! He is a classy warhorse that has a “been there, done that” kind of attitude. Boy has a kind and willing attitude and has transitioned to his next step as a riding horse like the professional he is. Boy has a really pretty trot, that is very ground covering. He also trots over poles with ease. Boy has a full, long gorgeous tail, completing his fancy look!
Due to the weather he hasn’t been ridden outside, but that will be no problem as he raced and trained outside his entire life. Being that he likes to trot, he could easily be taught to canter with more training. We see this fancy gelding being a show horse, foxhunter, and a great horse to hack around on. He has an amazing personality and all the people that cared for him at the track adored him. He is one of the barn favorites at New Vocations as well! His demeaner is laid back and quiet when working with him and riding him, making him a super horse for almost anyone. This horse is all class!
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.