Unnamed Easy Chair ’16 must be pretty similar to his mama as he is pretty easy for everything! He is lovely to handle on the ground and stands well for clipping. He is at the bottom of his groups pecking order but some of his nicks and scrapes are his own fault as he does not know when to leave the other boys alone. He is a polite youngster and does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle he is already kind of a dream boat. He is a nice big flowing stride with Natural Balance. He is just a baby so he can get distracted and try to lean on you from time to time. Even though he never ran, he has great lead changes. He is more woe than go, meaning he takes a good bit of supporting leg to keep a forward rhythm. This baby could go and really any direction and enjoys doing different things. He will be suitable for all disciplines with an intermediate Rider in a solid training program with a trainer or an advanced Rider due to his young age.
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.