Regal, big and gallant are just a few words to describe 16.2 hand Martz Creek Lad. Marty didn’t have a long racing career, but that has not stopped him from being a nice riding horse. He transitioned easily and really loves his new job. This handsome trotter would be best suited for someone wanting to go on trail rides, arena work and horse shows. Marty has a lot of potential and would be great for an intermediate to advanced rider to continue in his training. Marty is quite balanced and has a nice, short back that ties into his long neck. As a driving horse, Marty would be fun to drive as well. He is eager to please and loves having a job. He enjoys going out with other geldings and is easy to have around. Marty has good solid feet and does not need to wear shoes. Marty at just six years old, is a clean slate and just waiting for his special person!
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.