“Trudy” is a lovely petite and willing girl. She is “so true” with her movement and personality, pun intended! Trudy is great to groom and brave to ride. She’s a beautiful flat mover with a lovely top line and great natural carriage.
Trudy would be a gorgeous hunter with some additional training. We are currently working on her canter transitions. Trudy does well with group turn out. She has a sweet face and is ALWAYS first to the fence to see whoever comes to the paddock! She’s not head mare but she doesn’t get pushed around either. Everyone in the barn loves little miss Trudy, horses and humans alike. Trudy will make someone a true partner – don’t be fooled by her name, she is the RIGHT girl!
Trudy is eligible for the 2019 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover.
Trudy is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where she will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and an in-hand classes).
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.