More Than 300 Horses Placed by New Vocations in 2007

New Vocations placed more than 300 retired racehorses in new homes in 2007. The organization matches retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds with new homes throughout the Central and Eastern United States.

"A market flooded with unwanted horses and drought throughout much of the lower Midwest and Southeast has made it a lot more difficult to find quality homes that are willing to adopt," said New Vocations Executive Director Dot Morgan. "(Our) adoption fees average $225 and many of the horses are given away. We keep our adoption fees very low in order to encourage qualified people to step up and help with this mission."

Potential adopters need to have previously owned horses or have several years of documented experience. They must furnish personal and veterinary references, have approved stabling, and sign a contract that the horse will not be sold for at least a year. In return, adopters receive a well-mannered, athletic individual with a firm foundation for pleasure riding. While in New Vocations' care, the horses are rehabilitated, socialized, and professionally evaluated for temperament, soundness, and suitability.

To learn more about adopting a retired racehorse through New Vocations, visit  

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