Catmar is a lovely lady. She is incredibly sweet to work with and mild mannered. Catmar tends to be the bottom of the herd and can sometimes get picked on. She is a lighter bodied mare with elegant long legs. She stands well for farrier, baths, etc. Catmar does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle, she has a floating stride and swings from her shoulder. She likes to play and can throw in a tiny buck if she is fresh just because she is having fun. Cat mar likes new challenges and will do well in a consistent program. She likes to be engaged with her work and feels pretty athletic. Catmar was retired without any injuries and is suitable for all disciplines with an advanced rider or an upper intermediate in a training program.
Clean xrays on file available to approved adopters!
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, a fee is set for each horse that will ultimately help the horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means the program 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.
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 worked with by a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses the history of each horse and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that the costs associated with the ongoing care and additional training for each horse post-adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront that he or she will have more funds available to cover the ongoing costs of properly caring for a horse.