Horse Stats
Name: Aromatique
Barn Name:
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1000 plus $200 donation - now $500 plus $200 donation
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: Unraced
Highlights: n/a
Total Earnings: $n/a
Last Race: n/a
Pedigree
Sire: Flower Alley
Dam: Neptuna
Other Notable Pedigree: AP Indy, Distorted Humor, Mr Prospector, Forty Niner, Seattle Slew
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Description

Aromatique is a long-legged beauty! He has been easy going since the very first day he came to us from the racetrack. Even while tacking and working around him he is content to chill. He can assimilate in to pretty much any group and has had a variety of pasture buddies. Aromatique does not have any stall vices. 

Under saddle, Aromatique is more whoa than go and is smooth to ride. His stride is big and lofty but he keeps his topline pretty level which makes for a very enjoyable ride. He can be a little “looky” in the indoor so he would do best with a confident, patient rider. He looks for your guidance and is a willing learner. He thrives in a regular program with consistency. Aromatique is learning to bend and give nicely, the micklem bridle has really helped him to understand what we are asking. He was retired without any apparent injuries but does have very thin soles. He will need shoeing that can protect his soles for probably a year while he grows more foot. We have sigafoos on him currently and he is doing fabulous. He is suitable for an intermediate rider working with a trainer in any discipline!

Aromatique is also 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.