What a gorgeous, big moving gelding! Cuarenta is a stunner on the ground and under saddle, and his beautiful exterior matches his personality. He is kind and open-hearted, goes with any flow and makes no fuss. “Wren” is easy like Sunday morning! If you want a head-turner, this is surely your guy.
His racing career was cut short due to a tendon injury sustained in his last race, where he finished 2nd by a nose, talk about powering through! He is suitable for a flatwork career and we could see him shining in hunter hack classes while also having the movement to score well in dressage, and a brain that can handle trails as well. He steps out bravely to hack around the farm, works happily in the arena- indoor or out, and is easy enough for an advanced novice rider.
Wren gets along with other geldings in turnout, is quiet in the barn and has no vices. He is along for whatever his people ask of him and hasn’t put a foot out of line since beginning training. He does wear front shoes, though requires no other maintenance and behaves well for the farrier.
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.