Horse Stats
Name: Mantua
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Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.2 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $800
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: Unraced
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Total Earnings: $n/a
Last Race: n/a
Sire: Smart Strike
Dam: Visit(GB)
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Mantua has a soft, gentle soul. He loves spending time with people, almost more than other horses. He is low in the herd and does best in low key groups. He can get pushed out of groups by rougher boys. Mantua loves to be outside though. He is very curious about new things, spent several minutes smelling the sports vibe blanket the first time we put it on him. Mantua is easy to work around and does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle, Mantua is much more confident. He doesnt mind working with other horses in the ring or alone. Either way, he is very brave and not spooky. He stays focused on his job and likes new challenges. He listens well to the riders aids and has a great canter. His canter is so uphill and comfortable, he would excel in any number of disciplines! Mantua loves trail riding and would make a nice pleasure mount, or just as easily could compete in a hunter ring and steal the spotlight! He has been started over little crossrails, and is improving his form with every ride.

Mantua is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he 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.



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.