A Cool Card is big, handsome, pacing gelding that earned over a half a million dollars and 46 wins! Standing at 16.1,this classy war horse has so much to offer with his years of experience traveling the country. He is stoic and kind and easy to work with. At the track he was loved by all and enjoyed greeting people as they came in the barn with his fun personality. At 11 years old he retired due to a sesamoid, which was repaired earlier this year. He started back into training, but was not going to be fast enough to go like he used to, so was retired. A Cool Card moves easy into the pace under saddle. He will be a nice trail, foxhunting or family horse. He will be suitable for most disciplines except jumping. He is good turned out with other geldings, perfect to work with in crossties, groom, farrier, etc. We can’t say enough good things about his handsome, big, fantastic warhorse!
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, a fee is set for each horse that will ultimately help the horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means the program 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 worked with by a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses the history of each horse and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that the costs associated with the ongoing care and additional training for each horse post-adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront that he or she will have more funds available to cover the ongoing costs of properly caring for a horse.