Are you looking for an OTTB that does not look like your typical thoroughbred? Look no further than BI Moody (or BI, as we call him). BI is big boned and tall, but also has a kind eye and loves sticking his head out of his stall to greet people as they pass by. Due to his large stature and confidence, BI would be best paired with someone who is experienced with young, playful horses. BI has no known vices and is turned out with a group of like-minded geldings.
BI loves extra attention and is perfectly content with just being brushed. BI cross-ties well and stands for the vet and farrier. BI’s presence cannot be missed. Whether we were oh-ing and awe-ing at him free-lunging or impressed by his naturally quiet demeanor under saddle, BI never ceases to impress.
Under saddle, BI is working on relaxing and embracing his naturally long stride. BI is very big boned and could easily take up the leg of very tall riders. With his natural uphill carriage and rhythmical cadence, we could see BI excelling in dressage.
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.