“Petey” is the dark bay version of his daddy, Giant’s Causeway. He is tall and lanky and built like the runner his father was. Petey is working on properly using himself, a novice or intermediate rider will compliment him nicely. Petey is willing but forward under saddle. He has a wonderful work ethic and is all business when he is being ridden. There is no spook or funny business. Petey turns out with another gelding and is easy to handle in and around the barn. We can see Petey doing Dressage or being a reliable trail horse. Petey participated in our farm schooling show. He received a 5th place in the All Thoroughbred Walk Trot Pleasure class. The spectators busy arena and noise never phased this guy!
Petey is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where he will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and an in-hand classes).
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.