Sin is as easy-going as they come, looking and listening for cues at every turn and quietly cooperating in everything asked of her. She is amazing under saddle and soft on all the aids, sensible enough for a young rider working with a trainer and easy for an amateur adult. She is attentive and friendly with everyone, nice to handle on the ground, and gets along well in her small turnout group of mares.
Sin has a learning personality, comfortable ground covering gaits, and is more of a push type ride. She is oozing with potential and can go in any direction, we think she would make a fantastic young rider horse and will be great fun to move up the levels with. Her build and movement lends itself to eventing, but she could easily pursue a more relaxed discipline as well. The video shows her very first time tackling a cross rail, quickly picking up the concept and enjoying herself! She has a deep barrel which gives the impression of a larger horse and nicely takes up the rider’s leg. And who doesn’t love a crooked narrow stripe?
More photos will be posted as they are available.
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.