The competition season is officially over for 2018 and we’re all winding down for the holidays and/or settling into our winter off-season routines. Without the hustle and bustle of impending horse trials to worry about, winter is also a great time to bring in a new horse to bring along. And of course there are tons of OTTBs out there that would love to come home for the holidays with you!
In fact, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is running a “Going Home for the Holidays” special and are slashing their adoption fees in half through December 31st in the hopes of finding new homes for as many horses as possible this season. Wouldn’t you love to celebrate the holidays with one of these lovely horses tucked away in your barn?
Three-year-old “Cadence” is a filly as kind as she is lovely to look at. Though she is still young and green, her natural balance and nice gaits are apparent. She has not done much jumping due to her young age, but she’ll eagerly pop over a crossrail when asked. Her bravery and overall attitude have impressed the staff at New Vocations. Cadence has a neat pedigree with Monarchos, Giant’s Causeway, and Fappiano sire lines and has only raced 10 times.
Located in Medina, Ohio.
It’s too bad that Uncle Larry wasn’t fast enough to be a successful racehorse because he really does love to run! This long-legged youngster has really discovered the joys of turnout since coming to New Vocations and can be found stretching his legs and enjoying the wide open spaces of his field. The New Vocations staff positively gush about his potential under saddle and say he “feels like an incredible athlete. His legs feel like four springs that could leap over anything you ask.” Now that bodes well for an eventing prospect. Plus, Uncle Larry is also a horse who is forward-thinking and totally business while under saddle. He doesn’t get distracted by finding things to spook at, but he is a more sensitive ride who would excel with someone with quiet hands.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky.
What could be better than bringing a war horse home for the holidays? And with the name Peppermint Prince? It’s almost too perfect! Prince earned over $217,000 in his 97 starts and has held up to the workload fantastically. After a long career on the track, it took him a little while to get adjusted to the slower pace of farm life but since being restarted under saddle by the New Vocations team he’s shown to have unlimited potential. While he has a tendency to get a little anxious under saddle, as soon as he understands what is being asked of him he is happy to comply. This big guy simply loves to work and, true to his name, he loves peppermints too!
Located in Medina, Ohio.