Bella Yolanda is a kind, beautiful girl with an old soul who’s just waiting for her person! She is a soft footed lady that is currently going walk/trot, and will be working on her canter shortly. Bella walks around the property in hand like a perfect pony. She is cautious about new things and because of that will be best suited for an advanced rider, however she is more whoa than go, we eventually see her being suited for an advanced intermediate working with a trainer. Her donor referred to her as “mama” because she was put out with the yearlings and was a perfect babysitter. She gets along with everyone we put her put with, although she has not been introduced to geldings yet. With her awesome bloodlines, we can see why she is so well behaved. Bella does sport a bow on her left front tendon. She had months off of layup and was started into training slowly. She does well in crossties, stands for farrier, and does have front shoes. Will do best in low level disciplines.
Bella is eligible for the 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!
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 the unicorn horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations, have 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 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from a race injury but have been cleared 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.