“Speights” is not a horse you can miss! His flashy looks draw him attention but his sweet demeanor keeps the attention coming!
This handsome guy wasn’t always as sweet though—he was a bit more aloof and naughty when he first got to us, but he’s realized that sometimes the nice guys get more attention than the bad boys! He also learned that being nice made him more friends in turnout, too! Speights enjoys scratches, being groomed with soft brushes and getting treats.
With 24 starts under his belt, and having traveled to nine tracks, Speights has had a lot of experiences and seen a lot of new environments! This has translated to courage with new challenges. Speightstime has nice movement and a get rhythmic, fluid way of going! We think he shows a great deal of prospect as a sport horse!
As a special opportunity for qualified adopters, Speightstime is available for adoption ahead of our normal schedule. He has been started in our retraining process, including under saddle, but he is getting some extra downtime to rest his feet. He has been vetted thoroughly, and all vet work will be available to interested approved adopters.
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.
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.