Horse Stats
Name: Dream Breaker
Barn Name: Waldo
Age: 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $500—NOW $250 until Dec. 31!
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 8
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $52,704
Last Race: 11/3/2017
Sire: Freud
Dam: Silver Surge
Other Notable Pedigree: Freud, Storm Cat, Blushing Groom, Mr.Prospector, Northern Dancer
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Dream Breaker, known around the barn as Waldo is a solid built son of Freud. The contrast of his sleek coat and white markings have earned him the name Waldo. With a muscular and athletic build Waldo is ready to be taken in any direction. He has unlimited potential.

Waldo is a goofy guy around the barn. He enjoys grooming and bathing. Waldo picks up his feet easily and stands well for the farrier. He is currently wearing front shoes. He has an in your pocket personality, and will follow you just about anywhere for a treat. Waldo has good ground manners and leads in and out of the barn like gentleman. He enjoys the company of other animals (i.e., our pigs). Waldo is turned out with a group of geldings. He gets along well with others, and is lower in the pecking order. 

Under saddle Waldo has three great gaits. He has a ground covering trot step, and is a forward thinking ride. Waldo picks up his leads easily and a clear change. Waldo flats in a smooth full-cheek snaffle. He accepts contact and is working on relaxing his jaw during downward transitions. Waldo is responsive to aids and continues to work on straightness. He is retired sound, and we were told that he was used to pony racehorses and babies after his racing career. In a recent exam, our veterinarian found that Waldo has a few bony changes of his vertebrae that would make him best suited for a low-level dressage career where he can use himself properly while working. As always, approved adopters will have access to all the veterinary information and records we have on him. Waldo is suitable for an advanced rider. 



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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.