In a nutshell, Liberty G (“Libby”) is sweet and petite! Libby is very friendly and snuggle-friendly, with a mature mindset beyond her years. Though small, she is large in heart! Her easy-going disposition makes her a dream to work with on the ground, and she is always easy for the farrier and vet. Libby loves being groomed and fussed over, and will rest her chin on your shoulder to receive attention for as many hours as you’d like to love on her.
In turnout, Libby is polite and well-behaved whether in a run-out or turned out with a buddy. In the stall, Libby does crib, which is easily prevented with the use of a collar. Even without the collar on though, her choice cribbing spot is on the rubber stall guard, so there isn’t actually any destructive effect. When she is concerned or bored, Libby may also stall walk, but use of a hay net or slow feeder can offer a great distraction.
Libby retired sound from race training with no apparent injuries. With her quiet temperament and mind like a sponge, we could see her going in several different direction as far as disciplines go. She has the level-headedness and consistency in work to be a great show hunter, but she would also be a superb pleasure mount! She would do best with a small rider since she is petite herself, and she is best complemented by an intermediate or advanced rider.
Liberty G 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 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.