“Augie’s Coming” over the river and through the woods to his new adopters home he will go. Augie is a straight forward ride with three smooth gaits. With very little exposure he already has become a trail horse pro as he loves the water, crosses streams with no hesitation and is good with cars passing. He is confidant and does prefer to be the leader when with a buddy.
He stands well for the farrier and the vet. He is currently wearing shoes on all four. He is also easy to handle on the ground, and enjoys his grooming and bath time. He is currently turned out with one other gelding and they get along well. He is the dominant one of the two, but does not show aggression towards others. We feel that Augie is best suited for a intermediate level rider. He has a waived fee due to the fact that he has limitations that keep him from doing more than trail/pleasure riding and we really need to make room for our waiting list of horses waiting to come in.
Augie’s Coming 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 Shows in Kentucky and Ohio. 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 either 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.