Sweet Heat, aka, Summer is nothing but a joy to have in the barn! She is kind, big bodied, and has a huge trot! Summer has had a few years off of the track and has developed into a gorgeous mare that is a willing partner. She listens well, behaves on the ground, and has a great brain under saddle. She has truly come into her own at this stage in her life! Summer will do best with someone who is kind like her and wants a partnership! She has a heart of gold but her body had other plans! She will be best suited for a pleasure horse or trail riding horse! She likes to have a job and a solution when asked to do something, although sometimes she is unsure of the answer and will need an intermediate rider with a trainer or an advanced rider without until she is more confident in her answers! She is one amazing mare that will make your heart complete!! The perfect trail partner by yourself or with a group!
** Stands for vet/farrier ** Stands in crossties ** Does well with other horses**
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.