Wednesday, September 25 2013 by Editor
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced this week that a $15,000 grant has been awarded by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to aid the non-profit program in rehabilitating Thoroughbreds off the racetrack. “The number one reason horses retire from the track is due to some type of injury,” shared Anna Ford, New Vocations Program Director.
Thoroughbred & Adopter Blossoming Together as an Eventing Team! “Kissing Santa only had two starts at the track, never breaking her maiden, and only earning $1,504. Her donor decided that the mare would be better suited for a different career and sent her to New Vocations in December, 2011. She was quickly adopted by Katie Jordan of Urbana, Ohio to begin her new career in eventing.
Snacks is a 16.5 hh, Bay gelding. He is available for adoption in Marysville, OH for a $700 fee. Snacks may not have inherited the talent for racing, finishing in the middle of the pack in each race, but what he did inherit is the good disposition and good brain Dixieland Band tends to throw
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
Bohemian Rhapsody has proved to be doing quite well with his new family. They are proud to announce that, “We are training for an upcoming dressage clinic with Eke Potucek-Puscha who has trained with the previous school master of the Spanish Riding School. All of our work and patience has paid off as Bo has developed into a fabulous boy and his dressage gaits are to die for.
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
Tax Season, aka “Taxi” is a 15.2, hand chestnut mare. She is now available for a $500 adoption fee in Hummlestown, PA
Small Pair, aka “Pair” is a 2007, chestnut mare. She is 15.3 hands from Hummelstown, PA with an adoption fee of $600. Pair is a lovely mare who will steal your heart with her golden personality! This sweet mare is quiet and well mannered enough to be ground tied while she is groomed, tacked, and bathed
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.