Meet Navy! This girl has some serious stick-to-it-iveness with a win and a handful of placings in 21 starts, she retired sound and is ready to give her all in her new career. She came to us just a couple of weeks after her last race and has been processing her new life thoughtfully. She appreciates a gentle hand and responds extremely well to praise and reassurance, her spirit lifting when she hears “good girl!” She is very athletic, has a great work ethic and a bright future as a performance horse.
Navy is a hard worker who aims to please and likes learning new things. She is readily stretching into the contact and learning to bend, she steps over poles and is sensitive to rider aids. She is quiet in her stall and has no vices. She stands in cross ties and behaves well for the farrier to reset her front shoes. Navy will excel in a forward and active thinking discipline such as jumping, eventing, cutting, and ranch work, and she is best suited for an experienced rider.
Naval Commission is 2019 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover eligible.
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.