Hot House Rose, “Rose” for short, is a lovely and super friendly bay filly who wants to be the center of attention. You can usually find her with her head hanging over the door, demanding attention from all visitors. Rose tends to be towards the top of the herd, but all 6 of our current girls go out together and get along well. She gets impatient at feed time and will paw at the door because she does not want to be forgotten! Rosie does not have any stable vices.
Under saddle, Rose has a motor and is forward-thinking. She will continue to settle over time, she mostly seems to be anxious about not knowing what to do to please – and all she wants to do is please! Riders who like to sit quietly will get along best with her. She tends to be flat footed and we have her shod with a wedge while we are trying to encourage foot growth. Rose is best suited for an upper intermediate or advanced rider at this time. She will be suitable for most disciplines including low level jumping.
Hot House Rose is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Shows in Kentucky and Ohio. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at either Charity horse show and FREE entry into Challenge classes.
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.