City Of Dreams retired sound after being unimpressive in only 4 starts. She came to us after her last race at the end of June, and has been a dream to work with. This sensible 3y/o is easy going under saddle, picking up both leads and going over poles with no problems. City Girl as she is affectionately called in the barn is learning to balance and use her long legs, and find her comfortable rhythm. She hacks out alone or with friends around the farm, and also works quietly in the arena. She has no limitations and no vices, and is suitable for any discipline with an intermediate rider working with a trainer as she is still just a young lady. With a little more growing and a lot of filling out to do, this girl will definitely be a looker!
She is such a sweet girl with enthusiasm for life and looks to make connections with people, she is always happy for attention from whoever is around. She stands perfectly in cross ties, enjoys being groomed, and is attentive and curious about her surroundings. She does require front shoes for support, but holds them well, and otherwise has no issues. She has been turned out in a mixed group and prefers long turnout hours to move around and play with friends, but she is the first to greet you at the gate with bright eyes and pricked ears. City Of Dreams has so much untapped potential waiting to be unlocked!
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.