Race and Shine also known around the barn as “Star” is an absolute sweetheart. Star loves attention. She enjoys grooming and bath time. She is easy to handle on the ground. Star will follow you around like a puppy dog. She stands well for the farrier and is currently barefoot. She is turned out with a group of mares and is not dominant. She gets along with other farm animals. She even allowed our hen “Blanca” to pose with her during her photos.
Star is currently looking for a home as a companion or broodmare. Her large, athletic build would make her a great cross for sport horse breeding.
Race and Shine came to our program through Beyond The Wire, we are thankful for their support.
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.