Wow! All around just…WOW! Cadence is a very kind filly! She is brave, beautiful, and seems to have a great head on her shoulders. She is soft footed, has three lovely gaits, and has jumped over a small crossrail to show us what she’s got! She is 3 so we have not pushed jumping! Legs for days with a narrow build. She has natural balance and will excel for most disciplines. She has an old scar on her knee from when she was younger, but it does not inhibit her at all! Currently she will be best suited for an advanced rider working with a professional trainer as she is still 3! Cadence stands in the crossties, stands to be groomed and tacked, she lunges well but still learning. She gets along well with others! In your pocket type girl!!
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.