Horse Stats
Name: Meni Choice
Barn Name:
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1,000
Location: Xenia, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 1
Highlights:
Total Earnings: $100
Last Race: 3/28/19
Pedigree
Sire: Menifee
Dam: Charmin Strike
Other Notable Pedigree: Smart Strike, Harlan, Storm Cat
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Description

Meni Choice has flashy movement and a floating step that just scream potential, and his desire to please will certainly help along the way. He has been very personable with loads of heart since his arrival, loves being doted on and has a sweet, puppy-dog personality. He is friendly and polite while working on the ground, and tries his very best to figure out what you want. He is suitable for flatwork in his new career, though with his movement, that’s nothing to scoff at! 

Meni Choice was foaled in Korea, and raced only once- in Kentucky, and is eligible for the 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover. He retired with a tendon injury which has healed and allowed him to begin training. Under saddle, he is learning and gaining confidence, and needs an experienced, quiet hand to ease his nerves. His try-hard personality calls him to look to his person for guidance, and it’s much harder to see you when you’re on his back! He has been progressing steadily, and bonding with his own person will really help him find his groove. 

In turnout and around the barn, he is quiet and sensible. He is buddies with two other geldings and falls in the middle of the group. He has no vices, is respectful on the ground with good manners, and really appreciates the attention that comes with being a big, kind, beautiful 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, 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, $1000 or $1000 with a $1500 donation.  

  • $1000 with a $1500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or the unicorn horses.  They are horses that have few or no limitations, have great conformation, movement and size.
  • $1000: 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 3’).  They may have been fully rehabbed from a race injury but have been cleared 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.