Native is a bit of a clown and an engaging horse with a cute personality. He is happy to be in the first stall where he can observe the goings on, get all the attention he craves and even tries to “help” when filling the water buckets from the spigot right outside of his stall. Nothing much gets past him. He lets the other horses know it is time to go out or that the feed cart is coming and is oh so helpful in that regard! Since Native raced 73 times it takes him a little bit of time to warm up and loosen his muscles and then he has an easy gait that is getting better with more work. He is actually more of a push ride, but is learning to carry a bit more of a rhythm on his own now. Native should be suitable for most disciplines after given some time to get fit again. Any gelding that gets turned out with Native needs to like to play and won’t mind Native shadowing him. Native is a very flashy guy that will need his one person to thrive to the best that he can be!
Native is suitable for a young amateur or adult rider with a quiet hand, seat and brain. He likes to work, he just needs someone there to reassure that he will be ok! Going w/t/c and working on a lot of transitions to strengthen his hind end. Has been taken over small crossrails a few times as well, although nothing consistent. He will make someone very happy being your best friend if someone can take the time to allow his body to relax and strengthen.
No vices, although than getting very excited for his meals, currently has 4 shoes on and would do best kept that way!
Runnymeade Native is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he 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.