Horse Stats
Name: I Like Your Style
Barn Name: Style
Age: 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1,000 — $321 OFF until Sept. 2!
Location: Xenia, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 4
Total Earnings: $7,450
Last Race: 6/27/18
Sire: Langhfur
Dam: Strikealinethruit
Other Notable Pedigree: Danzig
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We definitely like this girl’s style (and her luxurious forelock)! “Style” is friendly and laid back and enjoys making friends with people. With tons of reach in her step and athleticism in spades, we think she’ll excel in many disciplines! She’s gentle and quiet in the barn, has no vices and wonderful manners, is very easy to handle on the ground, and has a welcoming presence about her. Style retired due to a stall injury and has been fully rehabbed with a prognosis favorable for racing, though her connections desired she begin a career outside of the track.

Style steps over trot poles in balance and has been introduced to cross rails and small verticals. She and is happy to work in the arena or hack out around the farm on her own and with company. She will do best with a knowledgeable upper-intermediate level rider as she learns and explores her new career possibilities. She is learning to balance within each gait, bend and give to rider aids, and use her hindquarters to carry herself properly. She goes in a simple snaffle bit and is eager to learn new things, or take it easy on a trail or quiet hack. 

Style is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where she will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and Western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and in-hand classes). 



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.