Jolly, also known as Nick around the barn, is looking for his perfect partner. With 14 starts and his last race in November 2018, Nick has just recently been restarted. At over 16 hands, once he builds more muscle and fills out he will be well suited for tall and long legged riders. He has an uphill build and natural ground covering stride. Nick would make an awesome equitation mount or 3 day event prospect. He picks up both leads and has jumped a few times with enthusiasm. Nick has gained confidence under saddle and although he is still best suited for an intermediate or better rider he is adjusting to the busy barn life well. Nick turns out with several other playful buddies and loves water! Nick has no vices and loves to be groomed and be pampered after he has treated himself to a mud treatment in turn out.
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.