Sweet Heat, or Summer, is nothing but a joy to have in the barn! She is kind, big bodied and has a huge trot!
Summer has been off the track and has developed into a gorgeous mare and a willing partner. She listens well, behaves on the ground, and has a great brain under saddle. She stands well for the veterinarian and farrier, crossties, and does well with other horses. She has truly come into her own at this stage in her life!
We think Summer will do best with someone who is kind like her and wants to form a partnership! She will be best suited for a pleasure or trail career; she has a heart of gold but her body had other plans.
Summer likes having a job. Sometimes she is unsure of the answer to a question, so she’ll need an intermediate rider with a trainer or an advanced rider without guidance until she is more confident in her answers.
Summer would be a perfect trail partner whether you ride by yourself or with a group! She is an amazing mare that will complete your heart!
Summer is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, where she will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and Western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and in-hand 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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.