Clear Sight, known around the barn as “Sky,” is as sweet as they come. His quiet disposition and gentle nature make him a barn favorite! Sky enjoys grooming and bathing, he leads in and out of the barn like a gentleman, and he’s easy going and gets along well with other geldings. Sky stands well for the farrier and is currently wearing front steel shoes. He has no stable vices.
Under saddle Sky is an amazing youngster wise beyond his years. He has three well-balanced gaits and he is very comfortable to sit on. He is a push ride and very easy going. He is a great young prospect. We feel Sky will be best suited for the hunter ring. Height will not be an issue with this fellow!
Sky is unraced due to a rare Grade 2-3 right-side laryngeal paralysis. Tie-back surgery is not recommended at this time because this doesn’t effect his daily life activities.
Sky is suitable for an intermediate rider with a trainer.
Clear Sight has come into our program through Beyond The Wire and we are grateful for their support.
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.