Tuesday, January 14 2014 by Editor
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced their new partnership with Gallop On whose mission is to provide equestrian and educational opportunities to underprivileged young riders while providing rehabilitation, retraining and a safe environment for retired and non-competitive Thoroughbred racehorses.
4 yr old, 16hh Thoroughbred mare “Galvinel” is available for adoption in Marysville, OH for $500. Anyone looking for a hunter, eventer, polo, or pony club horse this is your girl. She is extremely self-confident and likes to work in a crowd which is not typical of a horse just coming off the track. She is not afraid to march right through a group of mares in her turn out group and get them to do what she wants them to do. On top of that she is athletic, balanced, and forward-thinking plus the fact that she is brave and these are all traits that would make her a nice eventing prospect as well. She will require a slightly more advanced rider that can keep her on task and focused to get the most out of her natural ability.
Monty Cat is a 15.3 1/2, Bay, thoroughbred gelding. He us available for adoption for $600 in Marysville, OH. This hard working guy still has a competitive side to him that would make him a star in his next discipline.
Subtle Irony is a 5yr old 16.3h , bay thoroughbred, gelding by Artie Schiller. He is located in Lexington, KY for a $700 adoption fee. He is a graduate of the elite thoroughbred nursery at Winstar He is a cool, level-headed guy who has been nicknamed “Vitto”.
Mobo is a 16 hand, bay, gelding and is available for $500 in Marysville, OH. This quiet, unassuming guy holds a great secret of how good he was on the track in just 2 short years of racing. From a rough first start, to winning 3 of his races by 6 ½, 10 and 12 lengths, he was often the pace setter and always showed good speed. The fact that he was the odds on favorite in over half of his races shows Mobo was a favorite at the track just as he is a favorite with us at our facility. After all, he did sell for $125,000 as a yearling. Mobo is such a kind horse both to handle and to ride and is also a great babysitter for our more difficult boys. He quietly controls the pasture without kicking or pushing the others around and soon his pasture mates are calmly grazing nose to nose with him. Amazingly he had been off the track for 3 ½ years prior to coming to us and when he started back under saddle, he went right to work like he hadn’t missed any time away because he has such a sharp mind. As you can see in the video, Mobo will follow you anywhere being the people-pleaser he is and is game for anything, but prefers to be left alone and not micromanaged while being ridden. He says he knows his job! Very easy to handle on the ground, respectful, and loves attention which makes him fun to be around and will make someone a great pleasure horse
Susie is a 16 hand, dark bay mare in Hummelstown, PA. She is ready to be adopted for $550.
Wise Harmony is 2007, 16.1 1/2 hand, chestnut mare. She is ready for adoption for $400 in Marysville, OH. So racing might not have been her thing, but Harmony has enough talent and heart for a different discipline. At first glance at her in her stall she doesn’t get your attention, but as soon as she is under saddle she is much more impressive. She is a bigger bodied mare with a good brain and sweet disposition. She also has a good work ethic once she gets past her nervousness of having a new job because she is a sensitive mare and wants to do well. She has come a long way in a short period of time and if her rider is soft, patient and quiet with her, the payoff is big. She will soften, round up, and work in a nice frame with good rhythm and balance. Stephanie Moon Photo Harmony gets along well with the other mare in turn out and she enjoys her time outside. She is respectful to handle, likes attention and has no vices. Harmony will be suitable for as a Dressage or pleasure horse and may be able to hop over an occasional fence
This conscientious trotting gelding needs a family to love and serve. Hot Dog Todd, aka “Todd”, is a 15.2 hand, bay gelding, ready to adopt for free.
Durgin Hanover, aka “Durgin” is a 2001, 16 hand, bay gelding. He is located in Laurelville, OH with an adoption fee of $500.