Absolute Paradise is just as her name describes! She’s an eager learner and has an excellent work ethic learned from her 84 starts at the racetrack! She is quiet and patient to handle in the barn and has enjoyed getting the hang of an easier lifestyle.
Kiwi, as she is affectionately known in the barn, was originally named after the odd, furry fruit because we thought she might be a mystery with some odd tendencies after such a long career. It turns out she’s NOT an odd fruit at all! This girl is kind and willing, and she has really opened up during her time with us.
She is sensitive to rider aids so will do best with a quiet, experienced rider. She has a wonderful rhythm in all three gaits and, with development, she has and will continue to become more rideable and confident. She hacks out with company and does well with the other mares in turnout, is friendly and personable, and turns on when its time to go to work.
She has no vices and no known injuries, she will excel with an experienced rider in many disciplines. She could be a great competitor in the ring or on the polo field and will put her heart into whatever road she goes down.
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.