Sweet and loveable Buck Thirty is the total package! This 13 year old gelding has quite the resume. He was a former Amish horse and came to New Vocations after doing that for a short while when a Good Samaritan saved him from that life and sent him to New Vocations. Buck thrived in his first home as a Civil War Reenactment horse with other NV Standardbreds. Buck pulled a cannon with two to four other horses. He is excellent and easy for anyone to drive! Buck has been around gun shots, cannons, all the many things a horse that does this work can see. This sweet guy is bombproof because of the training he received and this has made him so easy to ride. He would make an excellent police horse as he has already had that type of training as a Civil War horse. There are not many we can say are good beginner or husband horses, but Buck is that. This fine gelding raced on the pace but is all trot. He really wants to bond with someone and be around people he can trust. He aims to please! Buck Thirty has a very special spirit. He has seen and done many, many things that makes him a super horse for any family. Trails, driving, foxhunting to endurance, Buck Thirty can do it all!
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.