Horse Stats
Name: Megnog
Barn Name: Meg
Age: 2009
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $700
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 47
Highlights: WINNER
Total Earnings: $136,068
Last Race: 5/29/16
Pedigree
Sire: Northern Afleet
Dam: Blue Northern
Other Notable Pedigree: Afleet, Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer,
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Description

Megnog is a wonderfully gentle, smart mare. She’s easy to work with on the ground. Megnog is not the type to seek out attention as she is too cool to be needy like that,she is a bit aloof. She is just too cool for school! If you insist though, she will take part in loving and coddling. In our current group of 5 mares, she is an independent. She hangs back and lets the other girls scuffle to get to the gate first and patiently waits her turn. She has plenty of self confidence so she is not getting picked on and could assert herself if she wanted but rather she is above that nonsense. She does not have any stall vices.

Meg is a straight forward ride whom everyone enjoys working with. She always approaches her work with a positive attitude and is just fun to sit on. Megnog is so incredibly smart and picks up new concepts quickly, so she prefers a rider who sits softly while she shows her stuff. She has an excellent grasp of lateral movement with leg yields, shoulders in, haunches in as well as turns on the forehand or haunches. She relaxes through her back and stretches onto the bit with a soft mouth.She is responsive and engaged with a nice open stride. Megnog is suitable for all disciplines with an intermediate rider!

Megnog 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.

 

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.