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New Vocations was founded 25 years ago in 1992. It saved horses who would normally go to an auction because of injuries and no useful skills. New Vocations soon became a safe-haven for horses to recover and to continue their education and start their second careers.

With their belief being in adoption instead of retirement they match horses with qualified forever homes and follow their journey into their new lives. New Vocations has become a safety net of sorts for horses coming off of the track.

6,000 OTTBs and Standardbreds have been given a loving home instead of an auction tag thanks to New Vocations.

They come from 40 tracks located all over the country. They have 2 locations in Ohio and other locations in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New York.

As apart of The Right Horse Initiative, they are reframing the horse adoption conversation throughout the nation. “New Vocations is working with The Right Horse Initiative to promote the bond between horses and humans. We are good people for good horses, and everyone who loves horses has ownership in this movement. To learn more about The Right Horse Initiative, visit or click here to find out how you can help.”

Their team is full of horse loving professionals dedicated to helping OTTBs and Standardbreds transition from track to qualified and loving homes.  New Vocations is dedicated to bridging the gap between the track and second careers where horses are the most vulnerable to be auctioned off for slaughter.

I absolutely love New Vocations and the work that they do with their rescues. Everyone that I have talked to that has gotten a New Vocations graduate cannot say enough good things. They are a class act all the way around and you can tell they love what they do.

To visit New Vocation’s website, click here. Click to visit their Facebook or Instagram.

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