Are you looking a young sport horse prospect? That’snothername, also known as Joanie around the barn, is an athletic mare that is eager to please. Under saddle, Joanie has impressed us with her work ethic. She has been easy to restart and will continue to improve. She is a lovely mover and is working on relaxation, rhythm, and balance. Joanie is a quick study and likes having a job. She does best with a consistent riding schedule.
Joanie requires a confident handler on the ground and can get attached to her stablemates easily. Joanie would do a better in a large barn setting. She does best when turned out with multiple other horses versus just one.
Joanie is very athletic and we can see her excelling in low level eventing. Do not be fooled by her compact built, she is a talented young mare with great potential. She is a eagerly seeking her next partner and nickers when you walk into the barn.
This mare was sent to New Vocations via NYTHA’s TAKE THE LEAD Program. We are very grateful for their support!
That’snothername is eligible for 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!
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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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.
In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.
- $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or “unicorn” horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations and great conformation, movement and size.
- $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example, cleared for 2’6” but not necessarily 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from an injury but have been cleared by our veterinarians for most disciplines.
- $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion-type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.
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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.