There is something special about a tom boy; a tough chick who doesn’t take any nonsense, can play in the mud all day, but then rinse off, slap on some hoof polish, brush out her tail and be a princess!
Divas Kitten is a beautiful uphill mare and she has the perfect tomboy princess balance. Diva lives up to her name 100%, she wants things done her way and when she wants it! She enjoys playing in the mud, rough housing with her friends and running laps around the pasture. Diva also enjoys a nice back rub, a bubble bath after her work outs and is even pretty content getting her manicure.
Diva was retired from racing due to a chips in her knees, her donor saw her potential and paid for the surgery to repair Divas knees before donating her to us. This person must have known Diva enough to know that under saddle she is simple and straight forward and a pleasure to work with. Diva gets better with every ride and has stayed sound with us. It’s hard to believe Diva was a race horse as she is more woah than go. She happily walks over any pole or cross rail you point her at and loves just cantering relaxed around the arena, or strolling on a long rein. She has started to move nicely off your leg and just keeps getting better.
Diva is best suited for an intermediate rider, and would shine in the lower level dressage/western dressage arena!
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.
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.