Sweet Corn is a very sweet and open girl ready to be molded into your perfect partner! Cora has limited world experience as she was only briefly track trained and never raced, so is still learning every day. She prefers her introductions to be slow and easily understandable so she can try her best. Her small stature is suited for a petite upper intermediate level rider, but her personality is lovable by everyone!
Cora is mature about her work and while she gains confidence she is happier to work in the arena than in an open space, but will likely become a faithful trail mount with time and miles. Her hacks around the farm are part walk and part jig as she learns to get comfortable in changing environments. She has three comfortable gaits with tons of flashy action! During her short time in race training she bowed her right fore tendon, which is fully healed and she is cleared for flatwork disciplines with possibility for more with vet recommendations. Cora is quiet in the barn, has no vices and is easy to handle on the ground. She is quiet and easy going in her turnout group of mares where she is friendly with everyone and stays out of trouble.
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.