Horse Stats
Name: Given the Glory
Barn Name: Glory
Age: 2008
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $Waived plus up to $500 shipping credit
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 47
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $26,505
Last Race: 7/3/17
Pedigree
Sire: Point Given
Dam: Glorado
Other Notable Pedigree: Thunder Gulch, Mr Prospector, Turkoman, Alydar
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Description

Given the Glory is like an ol’ broad who is not easily intimidated and likes to hang out on her porch telling stories of her heyday. This should come as no surprise, after 47 races she has been there and done that. She may have that tough exterior where she gives you sassy ears upon approaching her stall but she has a kind-hearted center. Glory can be trusted to babysit any of the younger girls, she walk out to the field and gives them a quick glance when she passes by before getting right down to the business of eating. Glory has not shown any tendency to get herd bound to any of her friends. We have also had her stabled next to geldings from time to time and she generally does not give them the time of day. She stands really well, actually she prefers standing over working but not as much likes to eat. Glory does not have any stall vices.

Under saddle, Glory is not in any hurry to get anywhere. She loves to mosey along the trails and is often our brave leader for anxious youngsters on their first outings. Glory has arthritis in her ankles which limits her to walking trail rides. With some maintenance for her joints she could do a bit of walk/trot/canter work but will not be able to sustain a heavy schedule.This is just fine in Glory’s opinion, she is pretty lazy when it comes to trotting and requires a crop if you would like her to canter. She would be an excellent “backyard pet” as she has been super safe for us and does not need a regular work schedule so you can just hop on her from time to time if you want to go for a stroll! 

Given the Glory 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.

 

 

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.