This filly, though small in stature, is large in her presence and sure to get noticed for her stunning looks. She’s always one to have her head poked out over the stall to see who might be coming to give her attention! She is easy to handle on the ground, but sometimes gets antsy being groomed. She is polite when being worked on by the farrier and knows when she needs to be on her best behavior though. Anna Mae very much enjoys her time outside and being with a buddy in turnout. She is not a dominant personality, but instead is always looking for new ways to win over even the most uninterested pasture friend.
Under saddle, Anna Mae is quite straightforward. She likes to be ‘asked,’ as opposed to ‘told,’ but is happy to please once she understands the parameters of the relationship with her rider. She will sometimes explore ways that she might be able to get away with little misbehavings, like straying from the path, but she is not difficult to correct. She rides very much like a typical three year old in other words!
Because of her size, she would do best with a smaller rider (the rider in the video is 5’7″), but given her age, she would not be suitable for a young rider. She would do best with a confident advanced intermediate or advanced rider. She will also be limited to flat/ pleasure riding in her next career.
ShotOGoodJudgement 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.