Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog!
For those not familar with me, I manage the New Vocations facility in Lexington KY and the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is the biggest of it's kind in the country, adopting out over 3000 horses. New Vocations also has locations in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Indiana.
Here in Kentucky, I started with just 3 horses in the program when the Lexington facility first opened and 13 months later and with nearly 80 horses adopted, we now maintain around 10 to 12 horses at a time!
I decided to keep a blog due to the vast amount of calls, emails and Facebook messages I receive every day and thought this was an excellent way to keep people informed and up to date with the day to day activities at the farm and what's happening with horses coming in and out of the program. I hope this will give people some insight into what we do on a daily basis.
The next 2 weeks are a busy time with New Vocations hosting a booth at the World Equestrian Games and visitors from the Games expected out at the farm to view horses that are available for adoption. With having had so many new horses arrive within the past 14 days, there are several that are settled and have already graduated to group turnout - the next step means a return to work. Besides riding the ones that are already transitioning, tomorrow means the start of a new life for our treasures from the track!