Horse Stats
Name: Lilly's In Trouble
Barn Name: Lilly
Age: 2017
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $500
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 0
Highlights: N/A
Total Earnings: $0
Last Race: N/A
Sire: In Trouble
Dam: Valid Lilly
Other Notable Pedigree: Tiz Wonderful, Grand Slam
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Are you looking for a young, sound, unraced prospect? Then Lilly is your girl!  Lilly does not have the typical build (or brain) of a 2 year old.  Lilly has a soft eye and kind expression and is always willing to partake in a grooming session.  Lilly has impressed us with her ground manners and overall quiet personality.  Even at her young age, Lilly stands on the crossties and takes the hustle and bustle of a busy barn in stride. 
Under saddle, Lilly is already familiar with the basics including walk, trot, and canter.  Lilly is well balanced and eager to please.  Don’t let her size fool you, Lilly has a stocky build and can easily take up even a tall rider’s leg. In general, she has much more whoa than go.  Based on her age, Lilly is being brought along slowly as we continue to embrace and foster her natural carriage and movement.  We continue to work on transitions up and contact.
As Lilly just turned 2 in May, she looks a lot to her rider for guidance.  She would be best with someone who is familiar with bringing along young horses with patience and positive reinforcement.  She is very athletic and could be anything from a trail mount to show horse.  We rarely see horses that are this young with this quiet of a personality and can see her being successful in any discipline in the future. 


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.