Crookit, aka “Raven” is a big-bodied gal! If you’re looking for a mare that has brains, athleticism and a classy look, do not pass her up!
Raven is going walk, trot, canter and has been started over small cross rails! Raven loves to be loved on but can have the sass of a mare, which we believe also makes her have a lot of drive and willingness to do things right! She has been ridden around the property as well as on a trail ride and she was great!
Raven isn’t herd-bound, but she does like friends! She is middle to top of pecking order, and does best if she can have that role! She does lovely with other mares who don’t compete with her!
She stands for farrier, is learning to stand in crossties, and likes to be bathed! She would do great for an advanced rider right now, but we think that, before long, she’ll be suitable for an intermediate rider with a professional trainer!
Raven is suitable for mid-level disciplines and is eligible for the 2020 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover.
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.