We definitely like this girl’s style (and her luxurious forelock)! She is sweet and laid back with tons of reach in her step and athleticism in spades. Style is gentle and quiet in the barn, has wonderful manners and is very easy to handle on the ground. She has a welcoming presence about her and enjoys making friends with people, and she gets along well in her turnout group of mares.
Style steps over trot poles in balance and is happy to work in the arena or hack out with company. She will do best with a knowledgable upper-intermediate level rider as she learns to carry herself and explore the possibilities of her new career. She will excel in many disciplines with her flashy, ground covering stride and her willingness to work, though should stick to low level pursuits. She has only a handful of rides under her saddle since retirement and has not yet been introduced to fences, and she is eligible for the 2019 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover.
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.