“Fire” is a horse whose smoldering looks and smoking personality will leave you glowing!
Raging Fire is not a horse you can miss in the barn or in turnout! In the barn, his is always sticking his gorgeous head out to see if he can solicit a pat or scratch, while in turnout, he seems to simply float above the ground when he moves. Fire is a mid-pack kind of guy when he’s with his buddies in turnout: he won’t compete for the alpha spot, but he also isn’t picked on by the others.
Fire would love to find a home with someone who enjoys spending time grooming and making him look glamorous– the soft curry is one of his favorite things! He is easy to have in the crossties, and he thoroughly enjoys being loved on. He is also an easy subject for the farrier or vet.
Under saddle, Fire is brave and talented. He has energy in his movements, with uphill, fluid gaits that light up any arena he goes around in! He is learning to use his topline muscles and hind end, rather than lean in the rider’s hand as a crutch or over flex at the poll, but he is a great student and a quick learner. Fire will require an advanced rider to continue his progress and develop his talent, but he could potentially be suitable for an advanced intermediate with a trainer’s assistance.
Raging Fire is eligible for the RRP’s 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover, and we could see him excelling in a low hunter ring or in dressage! He does have screws in his ankle from a previous injury, but his surgeon believes that won’t limit him from jumping, and the screws could be removed down the line if they became an issue. As always, X rays will be available to adopters with a current, approved application on file.
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, 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.
In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.
- $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or the unicorn horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations, have great conformation, movement and size.
- $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example cleared for 2’6” but not 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from a race injury but have been cleared for most disciplines.
- $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.
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.