Prie Dieu, AKA ” Diana” (Princess of the Amazons, AKA Wonder Woman/ Princess Diana), is definitely not your average horse-next-door! She is a wonder horse! She is visually stunning, and she is a horse that screams ‘talent!’ Diana has a sturdy, sporty build and she will catch your eye without trying.
While Diana is a kind and non-aggressive turnout buddy, she is a natural leader and she loves to play and run in turnout before she settles down to graze. She is turned out with a small group of mares at night, and is easy to catch and handle on the ground. Diana is patient and easy to work with— showing exceptional maturity beyond her years. It’s hard to believe she’s only 4 sometimes! She stands well in crossties and is easy to hold for the farrier.
Diana has a quiet, kind personality on the ground, but she does have a spark in her under saddle! She comes alive, in a floaty, energetic way, that is bursting with potential for a sport horse, but better suited for a more advanced rider. She is learning to have better self-carriage and contact on the bit, and she will continue to learn best with a guiding, but light, hand. Diana could excel in any number of disciplines, but we easily see her as a show hunter/ low jumper or dressage mount!
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.