Dixie Zip “Dixie” is a sweet laid back lady. She is a big bodied girl with a large step. She had some down time before being started undersaddle! She is very level headed and is very kind to everyone around her. She is going walk trot and working on her canter. She does toe in on both fronts but it hasn’t inhibited anything that we have seen! She is aware of her surroundings but takes it all in stride. Enjoys being outside as much as possible versus stalled! She would be suited for an intermediate rider with a trainer based on her brain, rider/trainer just needs the knowledge of how large her stride is! Potential low level hunter, pleasure or dressage partner! In your pocket and does wonders with ground work! Plain chestnut package that will shine bright like a diamond as you partner up with her!
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.