Horse Stats
Name: Aussie Prayer
Barn Name: Aussie
Age: 2012
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Dk. Bay
Adoption Fee: $1,000
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 40
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $216,441
Last Race: 4/28/19
Pedigree
Sire: All American (AUS)
Dam: Peg's Prayer
Other Notable Pedigree: Gone West, Mr. Prospector, Damascus, Northern Dancer
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Description

Aussie Prayer also known around the barn as “Aussie” is a been there done that kind of girl. She’s a tough girl with a soft side once you earn her trust. Aussie is a one person type of horse. She enjoys turn-out. She has been in a private paddock and has recently transitioned to a small field with another mare. They enjoy grooming each other! Aussie leads in and out easily. She stands well to be groomed and enjoys a warm bubble bath. 

Aussie has recently been started back under saddle. She is fully rehabbed from a left front bowed tendon. We have scans available to approved adopters. Under saddle Aussie has three balanced gaits. She is soft in the bridle and responsive to the aids. Aussie is going to be a great partner and is best suited for h/j, dressage or an all around English pleasure mount. She is suitable for an advanced or intermediate rider with a trainer. 

Aussie Prayer came into our program through Beyond the Wire, we are grateful for their support. 

Aussie Prayer is eligible for the 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!

Aussie is also eligible for the 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to compete at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, where she will receive free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and Western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and in-hand classes). 

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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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.

In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.

  • $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or “unicorn” horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations and great conformation, movement and size.
  • $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example, cleared for 2’6” but not necessarily 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from an injury but have been cleared by our veterinarians for most disciplines.
  • $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion-type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.

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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.