Offlee Pretty quite lives up to her name and is an eager, willing partner. “OP” has been around the block having been previously adopted, her experience includes first level dressage training, schooling hunter/jumper shows (2’6″ courses), trail riding in western tack, natural horsemanship, and even becoming a mom. She has recently come back into our program, been evaluated by our veterinarian, and given a clean bill of health.
OP definitely has the mark of being someone’s special horse, she is open hearted and loving and looks for “her person”. She is happiest and most comfortable with a moderate to low level work load, and is the same horse each time she comes to work. She is best suited to an intermediate rider looking for a partner to hone skills in low level dressage, hunter pace, or even fox hunt. OP would also make a great mom (again), and a happy pasture pal. She remembers all her training and is willing to learn. She is quiet and easy to get along with, has no vices and is friendly with other mares in turnout.
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.