4 year old, 16hh Thoroughbred gelding “Return Fire” is now available for adoption from our Marysville, Ohio facility! There is one word for this cute gelding- lazy. His favorite gear is standing still watching the world go by which means no need to teach him to stand quietly at the mounting block-he has that down pat! It’s the going to work after that that he questions the need for. The first few minutes of the ride are spend winding him up and convincing him everything is going to be okay and then he goes to work. We haven’t had the opportunity to ride outside due to weather, but I am sure he will be more forward outdoors where he is in his comfort zone. It all comes down to him being young minded and not very worldly even though he did have 5 starts at the track. He will need a rider that can bring along a very green horse that has great basics, but needs a firm but confident leader. Under saddle he is light to ride and is short backed enough to be balanced and athletic.
Meet Thoroughbred Sam P, a 9 yr old 16.2h gelding, now available for adoption from our Lexington, Kentucky facility! Adoption fee: $1,000 Plus a $2,000 Donation.
Meet the stunning 4 year old, 16.1hh Thoroughbred gelding “Kitten’s Kid” now available for adoption from our Lexington, Kentucky facility! Kitten’s Kid is a stunning chestnut gelding by Kitten’s Joy and out of a Lemon Drop Kid dam. He is incredibly sweet, easy-going, and a dream to handle. Kitten gets along very well with others and is currently turned out with four other geldings in a large field all day.
Remand/Adopted and already in his new home in Indiana! We apologize for the delay in updating our blog. It has been a rather busy two weeks with 17 adoptions total from all of our facilities. Not only were 17 horses adopted they have actually all been picked up and are already in their new homes! Even better we have 8 horses that have also been adopted (adoption fees paid and contracts signed) that are simply waiting for transportation. With so many horses leaving we have that and more arriving. So not only have we been working hard to match each horse up with the perfect home we have had to organize for new horses to come in. We rarely have empty stalls for longer than a day or two which means we have a ton of new horses at all of our facilities. Smartacus/ Adopted and awaiting his ride to Lexington, Kentucky With the anticipation of the 8 adopted leaving soon and that list growing over the weekend with numerous appointments with potential adopters we have 16 new horses scheduled to arrive by Tuesday. Just to give you a glimpse of where they all come from; we currently have 7 horses coming up from Florida, 2 from Belmont, 1 from New Jersey, 4 from Penn National, and 2 from Kentucky and as long as there are no unexpected snow storms we will be bursting at the seams with horses by Tuesday afternoon. Of these horses and including several of the ones that arrived this week we definitely have some quality horses that we look forward to working with. We have a young gray Smart Strike gelding, a Najran gray gelding who is a stakes winner of $278,000, a Tale of the Cat graded stakes placed gelding, a young Congrats gelding, a young Kitten’s Joy gelding, an AP Indy gelding, and a gelding who ran in the 2007 Kentucky Derby.
Friday, November 09 2012 by Editor
Excerpt from Beyond the Track – Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse by Anna Ford (New Vocations’ Program Director) [Several] horses a year are returned to our program at New Vocations because they could not “get along” with the other horses they were turned out with, or vice versa.
Thursday, October 25 2012 by Editor
Written by Amy Allison (Ohio Thoroughbred Facility Manager/Trainer) A horse update came across my desk the other day that just made me smile as so many of them often do. It was of 2004 Thoroughbred gelding Native Tongue with show ribbons hanging from his bridle.
Meet “Chromospere” a 6 year old, 15.3 1/2hh Thoroughbred gelding now available for adoption from our Marysville, Ohio facility! Chrome is an absolutely adorable gelding that will just melt your heart with his personality and his story of how he came to be with us. He is one of the unfortunate horses that were headed to auction and it took a village of people to rescue Chrome and 5 others from an undetermined fate. From the initial person who made phone calls to help the horses, to another party who put up the money for him, the foster home who gave him some needed down time and groceries, and then to our facility, he has had a long journey. Now is your chance to be the last stop in a long line of people trying to make a happy ending for this deserving horse. When watching his video you can see that he has a good, quiet work ethic. When the rider is quiet and steady with light contact, he begins to match his rider and settles into a quiet and steady rhythm of his own at both the trot and canter. The longer he works, the more relaxed he becomes and there will be more movement there once he is fit. He grew up at the upper level tracks so he knows how to work. Chrome does well with light contact and naturally wants to give to the bit.
Although Thoroughbreds are bred primarily to run they also have many great characteristics that make them suitable for a variety of other disciplines. Athleticism, intelligence, and heart are three traits that both racehorse and equestrian trainers look for in a horse. The Thoroughbred in general is known to have all three.
Meet “Lavish Freud” a 6 year old, 16.1 1/2hh mare now available for adoption at our Marysville, OH facility! Lavish is a beautiful mare that could have that wow factor.
Meet our handsome 4 year old, 16hh Thoroughbred gelding “Concorde’s Flight” who is now available for adoption from the New Vocations Marysville, OH facility! Concorde’s sire Trippi has stamped his son with a pretty head, smart eye, nice body and a sweet nature his offspring are known for. All of his offspring have also been easy to ride and handle and very quick to learn a new career. Concorde is no exception to the rule. He is an uncomplicated horse to ride for an intermediate level rider and is very willing and obedient. He is a light touch in the bridle and is actually a bit on the lazy side requiring leg to go forward