This sweet inquisitive filly is has impressed us since the moment she arrived and, as her name suggests, she’s one smart girl! Whether its her dishy head with a big white blaze or her easy-going demeanor, Tizzy is a stand-out in the barn.
Tizzy stands well on cross-ties, enjoys being brushed and is easy to lead in and out of the barn. She is straightforward under saddle, easy-going at both the walk and trot. As her pictures show, she is slightly out of shape at the moment (and she prefers to be referred to as curvy!). So, we are working on building muscle to aid in being more balanced at the canter.
With only four starts, Tizzy was only lightly raced and has had more than enough downtime and is ready to start training in any new career. Don’t let her size fool you, her big barrel can take up the leg of even a tall rider.
Tizzy retired sound with no known injuries and is easy enough for a novice rider to bring along.
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.