Attention all lovers of bay geldings with chrome: Aup Sunny is sure to steal your heart with his handsome physique! This sweet goofball, who we know as Zander around the barn, is a solid built boy with the personality of an old soul.
Around the barn, Zander is easy to lead and loves treats and attention. He enjoys grooming and bathing, and he stands well for the farrier. Zander is currently wearing shoes all around.
Under saddle, he is willing and easy going. He has a smooth walk, trot and canter. Zander loves to go out on the trails or have fun in the arena. Either way, he can be ridden on the buckle.
Zander is a New Vocations graduate that is looking for someone that is interested in a low-level pleasure riding partner and enjoying the trails. He is suitable for an intermediate or advanced beginner rider. He is a been there, done that type of horse. He is not recommended for a jumping home.
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.