Horse Stats
Name: Mandate's Beauty
Barn Name: Belle
Age: 2010
Gender: Mare
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1,000
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 4
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $7,400
Last Race: 1/25/13
Sire: Full Mandate
Dam: Maggie Viola
Other Notable Pedigree: A.P. Indy, Beau's Eagle, Lord at War (ARG), Deputy Minister, Seattle Slew
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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.



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.

In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.

  • $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or “unicorn” horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations and great conformation, movement and size.
  • $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example, cleared for 2’6” but not necessarily 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from an injury but have been cleared by our veterinarians for most disciplines.
  • $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion-type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.

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.