Invazo is truly a cutie-patootie! He is friendly and easy to work around. He has matured a great deal in his time with us. While he was once a bit big for his britches in the herd, he got schooled by some older boys and is now almost at the bottom of the herd. He mostly minds his own business now but will engage in play time. Invazo hasfilled out nicely in his midsection and will likely be a pretty easy keeper when he get older. He has nice ground manners. Invazo is a cribber.
Under saddle, you would never guess he is only 3! He acts like a total professional already. You can ride him almost on the buckle but he is content with contact as well. He doesnt seem to look at anything and enjoys work. Invazo does take a little bit of leg but mostly to reassure him that you want him to keep going but you generally do not need to kick him along. He has started over trot poles like it was no big deal. He has also gone for his first couple trail rises and loved it! Invazo is a youngster who is consistent and reliable enough for an intermediate rider in dressage, pleasure and low level jumping careers!
Invazo is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he 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 Show Series . 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 the 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.