I have to say this has been a very upsetting experience. I have been accused of lying which is not true. But accusations are easy to lobby and difficult to fight as questions and statements are not interpreted correctly.
I just came from the rescue place where the person that runs it lobbied more Fwords at me in front of kids and threatened to call the police if I did not leave. I was there to clarify and inform her of the contradictory information I had gathered about the horse, and that I was advised to ask the questions I asked. Apparently, I was only supposed to ask her as she has all the papers. Why would I not ask around? I think it would be stupid to not ask around as adopting or buying a horse is a big decision and you should check out the situation beyond the person representing a horse (same as any other major purchase or long-term purchase). I guess that is not how it works. I also know it is impossible to have a rational conversation with an irrational individual that will not let you speak, or listen to an answer to their own question. Pointless.
Prior to her arrival on the scene I had a chance to speak with the employees who did not think my questions or thoughts were out of line, but that the terms "breeding" and "value" are emotional triggers. Apparently so. I was also told that the foal was in fact hers (there were some questions among the populace), and that she had breeder number/papers, so apparently she did mean something to someone in the past as I had thought was possible. It is too bad she ended up in the situation that brought her to a rescue facility. As for the sales price of the foal, that too was tossed out at me and I thought it would be helpful to include in the post. I did not know it was going to light a forest fire.
I was told via several additional back-to-back Fwords and screaming that you don't ask about value or breeding when it comes to a 250 dollar rescue horse, and that there is no value. With that I find it a bit conflicting when one of the rescue horses there, a big thoroughbred, who I was told the day before yesterday by the operator that it was also rescued but was not a 250 dollar horse as they looking to get 5K because he is worth something! Same with another mare's foal there...not a 250-dollar rescue horse. Interesting. That does not jive with a rescue operation telling me I should not be concerned about value of a rescue horse.
Whatever. I do appreciate the input I have received here, but I do not appreciate the proverbial trip through hell that some folks have put me through. It is unwarranted and unwelcoming.
Personally, I will encourage people interested in a horse of interest to do all the research they can and ask all the questions they can, because a decision to adopt a horse, 250-dollars, free, or 5K is not a one time purchase...it is on-going with care, feeding, shelter and not to mention love.
Lastly, I would like to know why, with all the meaholics (I guess that is term) out there, over 200 as I understand from the rescue and inclusive of other countries, why there are any horses at this rescue? Why have they not been adopted? Why are they still there waiting for good homes? Sitting behind a keyboard and participating in forums and Facebook does not save a horse. Action does. I was trying to take some action.