Zabaione, named after the sweet Italian dessert, is just that: as sweet as they come! This handsome war horse is all class. He loves to be doted on and is adored by everyone who meets him. He has a kind, soft eye and is an absolute gem in the barn and under saddle. We love a horse who’s seen everything on the track and this guy sure has. He raced until his was 8, so he’s literally been there and seen that.
Zabi has three balanced gaits and loves to work. He picks up both leads easily and willing popped over his first jumps. He is an easy uncomplicated ride whether he’s the only one in the ring or if its busy with lots going on. This horse could easily be ridden by a novice-type rider. Zabi likes to work and has such presence under saddle. He has lovely movement and we are sure he will easily excel in whatever is asked of him. He is quickly becoming a barn favorite.
He retired sound with no known injuries.
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.