Don’t Get Me “Gretta” is a true DIVA! She loves to be doted on and is figuring herself out under tack. She has had plenty of time off from the track and just started back undersaddle. She is proving to be a sweet mare, STUNNING looks, and some great moves! She is cautious and will need an experienced rider but with time we believe that Gretta will be a fantastic partner. With her big body she will take up leg for a taller rider as well! She enjoys light contact with a supportive, confident seat! Gretta does have a screw in her LF knee that she raced on for four years. Sound for flatwork, dressage/broodmare potential, will need vet approval for jumping! Suitable for an experienced rider or amateur rider with trainer! Gretta does well with other mares in a group and buddies up quickly!
Don’t Get Me 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.