She’s All Ours is all that!
Fierce, fiery and phenomenal, “Iris” is a “mare” kind of mare. She has the heart of a lioness and will require a partner who understands and ADORES an overly intelligent female. She has a wry face and is uniquely beautiful. She is well-built and stout for a mare of her age, and she possesses tremendous power.
Iris has an incredible hind-end and uses her hocks spectacularly. She has some serious push and would be well-suited to dancing in the sandbox. We’ve also worked her on the ground over ditches, up and down banks, and various logs and barrels and she’s proven to be tremendously brave and clever-footed. She is worked regularly on the lunge to help her better her balance with her giant engine and schools over cavalettis, as well, to help strengthen her back and core. She is ready to start tackling itty bitty fences.
Under saddle, Iris walks, trots and canters quietly and with good balance to the left, but does have racehorse balance, at times, to the right. She moves lightly off the aids and easily steadies in the transitions, despite her greenness. She responds well to praise, and enjoys face rubs.
When under stress, Iris can get flustered easily, so she’ll require a velvet-fisted handler. Her go-to response has been to get quick and scoot, but she has not bucked, reared or bolted. She takes great confidence from her handler when she is unsure and settles well into routine and will need to time to build trust with her handler/rider. Iris feels most insecure in cross-ties and tends to tap her toes, but she’s starting to relax the more she has positive experiences in them.
While racing she did incur a fracture to her cannon bone and does have two screws in her left cannon. However, she has both trained and raced with the screws in place. These screws do not preclude her from a careers with low- to moderate-level jumping … you should be able to put her brave and quick-thinking nature to good use!
She’s All Ours is a very special mare and will be an incredible competitive partner in whichever discipline she competes.
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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.
While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.