Sweet Corn is very sweet indeed and tries her very best to please. She has three comfortable gaits with tons of flashy action, and shows potential for flatwork and pleasure disciplines. Cora was only briefly track trained and never raced and she is open and learning every day. She is becoming more grown up with each ride, she happily works on her own in the arena and quietly hacks around the farm with company. She will likely become a faithful trail mount as she gains confidence with time and miles, we could also see her doing some gaming. Cora is an easy keeper, quiet in the barn, has no vices and is easy to handle. She is quiet and easy going in her turnout group of mares where she is friendly with everyone and stays out of trouble.
Cora is mature about her work and is learning to stretch and bend with ease. Her small stature is suited for a petite upper-intermediate level rider, but her personality is lovable by everyone! During her short time in race training she sustained and injury which is fully healed, and she is cleared for flatwork disciplines with possibility for more with vet recommendations.
Sweet Corn is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge 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.