Smart Girls Rock has matured into quite a big beefy mare! She stands over 16.1h and is an all around easy keeper. She holds her weight well and has nice solid feet. Smarty was turned out 24/7 with grain twice daily over the winter and did well. She is also happy coming inside for half of the day so she is very adaptable. She generally goes with the flow in her turnout group. She was towards the bottom but after several girls have left she seems to be 2nd in command now. Smarty does not like IV shots but does not have any stall vices such as cribbing or weaving.
Smarty has just started under saddle and is working through anxiousness when the rider is mounting. Yes, she has been seen by a chiropractor and no issues were found. She does not have any physical limitations and will be suitable for all disciplines with an advanced rider.
Smart Girls Rock is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she 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.