City Never Sleeps is a truly old soul in a young gelding. He is confident and doesn’t mind leading the way past the scary pond coming in from turnout. He is not the type who seeks attention but he will allow some cuddle time. He is towards the top of the herd but is not an outright alpha. He does well in a big turnout group of 6 geldings. He does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle he is super straightforward and easy. He’s well behaved with a variety of riders and is the same consistent horse everyday. He is not a phased by new challenges or changes and scenery. He is well balanced and his canter is absolutely cloud nine! City is best suited for flatwork disciplines such as dressage, pleasure and trail riding with an intermediate rider. With his laid-back attitude and good brain, he could even be a candidate for a lesson program.
City Never Sleeps is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he 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.