Friday’s Gift known around the farm as Friday is a sweet girl. She last raced in 2016 and has been turned-out prior to arriving in our program. Friday is currently turned out with a group of mares and is in the middle of the pecking order. She leads easily to and from the field. Friday has a lovely disposition and is easy to work with in the stall for grooming, picks up her feet well. She has a beautiful ground covering trot and smooth canter. We have a few rides on her because we have been focusing on spending more time with her on the groundwork and lunging. Friday is looking for an experienced adopter or professional with the patience to work through her quirks under saddle. She had no physical limitation and she could be suitable for any discipline including jumping, but she would also make a good broodmare prospect or companion mare. She has no known injuries or stable vices.
Friday’s Gift came into our program from Beyond The Wire, we are grateful for their support.
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.