New Vocations Launches “Pasture Potatoes” Benefiting Companion Thoroughbreds

by | Jan 2024 | News

LEXINGTON – New Vocations is thrilled to receive a grant from the ASPCA to launch a new program specifically for horses who are best suited for an unmounted home or career. This new program named “Pasture Potatoes” provides those seeking companion horses peace of mind with the following benefits in place.

The program will provide a shipping stipend of up to $1,000 for each horse to head to their new home. Potential adopters will receive special approval and support as a home for companion horses through New Vocation’s application process.  Additional stipends may be available to the adopters if they need veterinary support as the horse transitions into their new home, or training guidance as they work with their horse in-hand. If the adopter can no longer care for their horse, an additional $1,000 shipping stipend will be provided to bring the horse back to New Vocations.

The program incentivizes compassionate horse owners and those looking for a companion horse to explore the wonderful bond that can be formed with a horse from the ground. Horses that qualify for this program are not suitable for riding, can trot sound in a field, have good ground manners, are well socialized and behaved with other horses, and are low maintenance.  

Adoptable Pasture Potatoes will be marked as eligible for the program on their online bios at and To apply to become an adopter of a Pasture Potato, visit and mention Pasture Potatoes in your application.

About The ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization to be established in North America and today serves as the nation’s leading voice for vulnerable and victimized animals. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA assists animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources. For more information, visit, and follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


About the ASPCA Right Horse Program

The ASPCA Right Horse program is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. Through collaboration with over 100 industry and adoption partners, the ASPCA Right Horse is able to innovate new and better adoption standards and practices. Together, the goal is to shatter the stigma and reframe the conversation around equine adoption in order to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To learn more, visit

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