Horse Stats
Name: Rare Tale
Barn Name: Tales
Age: 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1000.00
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 11
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $17,265
Last Race: 11/14/2017
Sire: Tale Of Ekati
Dam: Raria
Other Notable Pedigree: Rahy, Tale Of The Cat, Storm Cat, Northern Dancer
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This mare is more than ready to start her new career.  Last raced in November 2017 and with only 11 starts, Tales has been turned out and keeping other mares company for the last year.  Even though she was just recently restarted, Tales is lovely under saddle.  With three balanced gaits and a natural lead change, we can see her going any direction.  Tales has an in your pocket personality and is looking to please.  She is easy to have in the barn and anyone can lead her anywhere.  Big bodied with the perfect amount of chrome, she will stand out in any barn.  Tales has no known injuries and is suitable for an intermediate rider.  She is an incredible mover and will have a powerful hind end once muscled and in shape.  She screams dressage or event horse!


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.