Happy holiday season! It’s an exciting time of year for those of us who are horse shopping. In light of the holidays, several OTTB organizations are offering some massive deals on their available horses. Second Stride, Inc. in Kentucky is offering waived adoption fees for approved parties for the month of December and New Vocations is knocking 50% off all adoption fees for approved applicants this month as well. Now is your chance to get a great horse at a steal!
As always, purchasing a horse is always the least amount of expense. For that reason, many organizations require an approved application before you can select a horse. This ensures that even at a low cost the horse is still going to a capable home.
Here’s a few horses available from Second Stride and New Vocations this month. Act quickly if you are interested — they won’t last long! We make no guarantees on the availability of the horses we feature.
Our first horse is available through Second Stride. Lucygotgame (Proud Citizen – Fast Included, by Include) is a 2009 mare who raced 41 times, winning three times and winning over $50,000 during her career. She last raced in September of this year at Churchill Downs and is now looking to move on to a new home where she can show off her athleticism.
Lucygotgame stands 15.1 hands and is said to be bold, forward thinking and athletic. She’s ready for her new home where she can put that athletic ability to good use!
Highrate (Exchange Rate – Belicia, by Unbridled’s Song) is a 4-year-old gelding also available through Second Stride Inc. Standing 16.1 hands, Highrate raced three times, placing once. He also raced at Churchill Downs and has not raced since 2014.
Highrate’s description says that he performed well for his first ride on the farm and even did some ground poles on his first try.
This handsome guy is named Olmstead, and he’s currently available through New Vocations’ Lexington, Ky. location. Olmstead (Cocky Sox – Krug Catch Up, by Yellow Max) is unraced and is said to be a barn favorite with his lovable personality. He’s described as being suitable for a more lower level career, and he’s already making great progress with his retraining during his stay with New Vocations.