Friday’s Gift, known around the farm as “Friday,” is a sweet girl. She last raced in 2016 and has been turned-out prior to arriving in our program. Friday is currently turned out with a group of mares and is in the middle of the pecking order. She leads easily to and from the field. Friday has a lovely disposition and is easy to work with in the stall for grooming, picks up her feet well. She has a beautiful ground-covering trot and smooth canter, however she has not been happy to work under saddle so at this point we would not recommend her as a riding horse – unless you are a professional looking for a real challenge. Friday has been fully evaluated and there doesn’t seem to be any physical issues interfering with her performance under saddle, she just seems to be an older gal set in her ways.
Friday has no known injuries or stable vices and she is looking for a home as a broodmare prospect or companion mare. She came into our program through Beyond The Wire and as always we are grateful for their continued support.
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.