Unnamed Sense of Style ’15 has not been given an official name with the Jockey Club but that does not mean he has not been loved, well cared for and given nicknames. You can take one look at him and as you are trying to pick your jaw off the floor from his devastating good looks you will see it is evident that he has had top of the line care. Please note, he is missing his LF shoe in his photos. It was of course put back on the following day. Steve is confident and tends to be the leader in his group. He is relaxed on the ground and stands well for things like the farrier. He loves having his forehead and ears brushed! Steve does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle, Steve has a nice lofty strides and is very balanced both directions. He is also very comfortable! Steve is more of a kick ride who needs patience and firm guidance. He is the same horse every time you ride him and settles in to a beautiful rhythm. He has a soft mouth and is responsive to the riders hands. Steve is suitable for all disciplines including low level jumping with an intermediate rider working with a trainer.
Steve is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge 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, 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.