NEW OUTSIDE VIDEO!
Drop In, aka “Indy,” is a beautiful, full-bodied mare! Her dapples keep popping up as she settles in! There’s not a white hair on her besides a small little dot directly in the middle of her forehead!
Indy is looking for a bond; she loves her one person that pays the most attention to her. She’s looking for someone to be a patient, kind leader. The first time we brought her in the indoor arena to see what she had, she was anxious until we approached her. Then, she followed us around seeking direction. Once we clipped a lead back on her halter, she was as calm as the day is long.
Indy stands well for the farrier, stands in crossties, and loves turnout!
Under saddle, Indy is going walk/trot and working on the canter. She is a cute mover and we think she’d also look great in Western gear. Currently, Indy is best suited for an intermediate rider working with a professional trainer daily or an advanced rider looking for a kind mare to bond with. She will be suitable for flat work, trail riding, natural horsemanship, and other low-level disciplines.
Indy 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.