FRIENDS fan?!?! Our very own Joey aka Thinking of Girls, is looking for his next girlfriend!! He is just as adorable as TV Joey as he plays the field, but wants to find his one and only! He also gets just as excited about food as TV Joey does! Loyal as can be to his pals in the paddock/pasture, he strives for attention in his stall, crossties, or under saddle! When asked to go over poles or somewhere new, it takes him a second to look at whatever it may be, but gladly goes over it to please you! He is incredibly level headed as he handles other horses in the ring, cats darting in front of him, horses jumping around him like a champ! Being a warhorse, Joey is still learning his new body and what it can do! He is trying hard to use his body to benefit him, but with time he will make someone an incredible partner! With more training, Joey could go on to be an excellent ride for an intermediate rider! He very much wants to please!
Suitable for low level disciplines – stands quietly in crossties – stands for farrier – loves to be outside
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.