Horse Stats
Name: Looking Ready
Barn Name: Louie
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $1000
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 13
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $85,668
Last Race: 11/10/18
Pedigree
Sire: More Than Ready
Dam: Seeknfind
Other Notable Pedigree: Giant's Causeway, Seeking the Pearl, Seeking the Gold, Storm Cat
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Description

Looking Ready is an athletic and attractive 2015 gelding. Around the barn he is affectionately known as Louie. He has a refined and sporty build. He has retired sound from racing at the end of 2018. Currently he is in turnout with a buddy in an acre field during the day and stalled at night. He stands well for grooming and the farrier. He is currently wearing shoes all around. He enjoys attention. Louie has a energetic and spirited demeanor. 

We have lunged him and he has a lovely trot and expressive movement. Undersaddle, Louie has a get up and go type work ethic. He needs someone who is looking for that sports car type ride. Louie is looking for an approved adopter to start him in his next career. He is suitable for a confident advanced level rider. We feel he will be suitable for most disciplines including jumping. His lunge video is posted currently. We have added an outside riding video. 2019 RRP Eligible.
Looking Ready has come into the New Vocations program through Beyond the Wire, we are greatful their support. 

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.