Transfixed is a big gentle baby who just wants to please you! He can be green about new things like walking in scary wash racks so he needs patient encouragement. He is pretty good about going in now but it is just something to remember that even though he looks so mature and acts it most of the time, he is still a baby. Even when he is unsure, he is not reactive, he just stops and stands. Transfixed is pretty low key in the field and will likely blend in to any group. His current group is pretty friendly so there is only one definite leader and everybody else seems to have equal power. He has fantastic manners for his age and does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle, he is like riding a big comfy couch! Transfixed is very honest and you dont have to worry about him doing anything silly. He rides in the arena with friends, alone or trail rides with friends like a star! He is pretty laid back so he can take a good amount of leg to move forward. Transfixed will be suitable for an intermediate rider who is working with a trainer or an advanced rider. He will be limited to lower level jumping careers or flatwork such as dressage or pleasure.
Transfixed is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge 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.