Uncle Larry is a long legged 3yr old gelding by Uncle Mo. He can be a bit of a goofball and he truly loves to run in the field. Larry missed the memo that he was not very fast on the track! He is so fresh off the track that he has not grown much hair yet but with a heavyweight blanket, we try to give him as much turnout time as possible. He is learning manners as he is just young, he does not do anything bad, he just forgets you are there. Larry gets along well with other geldings and his buddies have changed twice which did not bother him at all. He does not have any of the classic stall vices such as cribbing or weaving though he does have a funny habit of pawing while eating. He is not actually trying to dig, it is more just like busy feet.
Under saddle, this horse feels like an incredible athlete. His legs feel like 4 springs that could leap over anything you ask .Larry is a forward thinking horse who is all business. He does not tend to spook. Larry is more of a finesse ride and will not do well with a “handsy” rider. He has really started to relax and find a nice even rhythm. Larry was retired sound and will be quite an athletic prospect for any discipline He is best suited for an advanced rider only.
As an added bonus, current xrays are on file and available to approved adopters! And did I mention he is RRP eligible?!
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.