Winner of 42 pari-mutuel races, 11 year old, Harecraft retired sound with lifetime earnings of over a half a million dollars! Harecraft is extremely athletic with a balanced, uphill way of going that makes him a great candidate for any W/T/C discipline. Harecraft raced on the pace, but prefers to trot under saddle. He has a really pretty, ground covering trot. Retired last summer, Harecraft has been out on a few trail rides with other horses. He has gained some valuable trail experience. This pretty gelding will need a confident rider, but has great experience both from his racing days and now as a riding horse. Harecraft is best suited for someone looking for a horse to bond with and someone wanting to go on trails or arena work. This sweet guy wants to do it all! Good with other horses, he loads, has good feet (currently barefoot) stands in crossties, and very nice to work around. From the track to the trail, Harecraft continues to be a likeable fun horse and is super deserving of a wonderful home!
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.