“Canadian Frontier” is an exceptional find! This handsome fellow has been a successful walk/trot horse for an older rider who scooped up loads of ribbons on the open show circuit in NY beating fancy Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. He was shown dressage and hunt seat and was a dream to haul and take to shows. His ground manners are impeccable. The training this handsome gelding has had is not typical of most of the Standardbreds we get, so it is always fun to get one in that has so much experience under his belt. Frankie raced on the trot and was retired in 2014. Since then he received excellent training in dressage and hunters and has been showing the past few years. Since coming back to New Vocations, he has been a breeze to ride. He is now being started over small jumps and seems to really like it. He is willing and loves to do things. He has a kind and loving personality, loves treats and definitely will bond with his person. Can you say “Easy Keeper” because that is him! Frankie would be best suited for an intermediate rider wanting to show, foxhunt, endurance, and would make a lovely driving horse. He has been out with sheep and loves them as well as enjoys his other gelding friend. His ground manners are second to none and he is a dream to load and stand for the farrier. Anyone looking for a nice, experienced show horse, he is your guy! He has shown us a few canter steps on his own and we were told he really does not want to canter, however with the proper training and time, cantering could be in his future. Canadian Frontier can trot all day long and looks pretty doing it. He has proven himself over and over with his many ribbons and trophies!
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.