Mandate’s Beauty, is truly the “Belle” of the barn with her Disney Princess looks. She is an easy going girl who came in to the barn like she lived there her whole life. She also blended in to the mare field with ease and is friends with everyone.
When Belle arrived she was turned out after being seized from a neglect situation and was under weight. However, now she has put on weight and is starting to look all around much healthier. She has a kind disposition and does not have any stable vices. Belle is great standing for the farrier, in the crossties, for having her mane pulled, and for bathing. She is a kind, affectionate mare with a soft expression.
Under saddle, Belle’s turnout time is also apparent in that she is having to build the strength to balance herself. She gets going and just kind of rolls forward and leans on her rider for support. She is working on the canter and comes around so quickly we can see huge differences from one week to the next. She gets better with every ride and her athleticism is starting to shine through. Belle is working on rocking her weight back and creating impulsion from behind and has shown great progress as she gets back into shape. She has a basic understanding of giving to the bit, bending, and is pro at trotting ground poles. She is bold, brave, and has offered no naughty behavior while in training here.
Belle will need a soft, experienced rider who can hold themselves together and finesse the ride so that she doesn’t lean forward on the bit. She is suitable for an advanced intermediate rider and is suitable for all disciplines.
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.