Tianita would be crowned Miss New York if there were a Thoroughbred beauty pageant! This stunning mare, known as around the barn as “Tina,” is built like a Warmblood and could easily carry a larger rider.
Tina is a well-seasoned 7-year-old who was only lightly raced with 14 starts. She was retired due to a tendon injury and is halfway through her rehabilitation. The vets all agree that she has a good prognosis for a lower-level career in most riding disciplines, including some jumping, later this year. She’s now sound, on full turnout, and has started back with some light riding. Tina has taken everything at stride. She’s been easy to handle and work with, and she seems to enjoy getting back into some work.
Her ideal adopter would be an intermediate rider who is willing to bring her back into work slowly to better ensure a long, happy, and sound career. Tina enjoys being groomed and bathed and stands well for the farrier. She is up-to-date on vaccines and has no stable vices.
Tianita came to our program through Beyond The Wire, we are thankful for their support.
Tianita is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where she will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and Western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and in-hand 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, 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.
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.