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    11-04-2010, 07:43 PM
  #11
Yearling
Aw, they're selling sorrow horses..

As someone looking for a good TWH, I shudder at the thought of a 12yo Walker untrained. I am a firm believer that Walkers need to be handled and trained thoroughly to keep their gait. I rode another horse for *two lessons* and the mare I show seemed to forget how to flatwalk..
     
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    11-05-2010, 10:04 PM
  #12
Foal
I think this is just horrible, in this economy, their futures can't be good.
     
    11-06-2010, 08:29 AM
  #13
Weanling
I do not want to be mean about this, but if these horses are in decent physical condition yet I would be thankful they are trying to do something before it becomes a seizure situation.

Right now the walkers are coming into the same situation as the paint and QH. There is an overabundance because of their popularity and now their value has dropped. Now if they continue breeding I won't feel so gracious.
     
    11-07-2010, 06:56 PM
  #14
Foal
I agree why keep breeding horses if you're not going to train them. As I said earlier it sounds to good to be true and it is! Giving away horses that are 6 months to 12 years and they are not trained, no wonder they are FREE!!
     
    12-07-2010, 11:13 PM
  #15
Foal
Well some people believe that a horse shouldnt be trained. Maybe they just wanted to breed horses, just because they arent trained doesnt mean people can't enjoy them. I am a firm believer that not ALL horses or even TWH's have to be trained. Yes handled I would agree with that, but they don't have to be trained under saddle. They are free because the owner probably hit a bad spot in their life with the economy being so bad. *shrugs* I don't see the big deal, I see alot of people around me give free horses that arent trained away to people who can't afford the outragous prices people are selling horses for.
     
    12-08-2010, 12:10 AM
  #16
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Originally Posted by Jennifer49888    
Well some people believe that a horse shouldnt be trained. Maybe they just wanted to breed horses, just because they arent trained doesnt mean people can't enjoy them. I am a firm believer that not ALL horses or even TWH's have to be trained. Yes handled I would agree with that, but they don't have to be trained under saddle. They are free because the owner probably hit a bad spot in their life with the economy being so bad. *shrugs* I don't see the big deal, I see alot of people around me give free horses that arent trained away to people who can't afford the outragous prices people are selling horses for.

But 60 of them? It is one thing to want an expensive pet, but is it true on this level?
     
    12-08-2010, 08:08 PM
  #17
Foal
It depends on the person. I actually know someone who I have feed for, she actually has QH's that she just breeds and sells to elderly people who just want a horse for a companion. Also I have handled a TB for a man with congested heart failure that just wanted a horse to go outside and pet sometimes. He wanted her to be familiar with people, but not trained under saddle. I see it all the time, but I am not saying that, that person may be in the wrong or right.
     
    12-11-2010, 11:54 AM
  #18
Foal
The problem with an untrained horse is, if the person who is keeping it just for enjoyment can't keep it anymore, what will happen to it? Most people don't want a horse just as a pet. So the poor horse is likely facing a very bad end. If it isn't left to starve in a field somewhere, it will probably end up at an auction sold to a killer buyer and spend a week on a cramped trailer heading to Mexico, with little food & water, and then face a terrifying, horrifying last few minutes waiting to be slaughtered, smelling & hearing other horses get slaughtered. So, I think untrained horses are a very bad idea. Even well-trained horses face iffy futures, especially in this economy. An untrained horse has almost no chance once it leaves the person who was caring for it.
     
    12-11-2010, 02:12 PM
  #19
Foal
Everyone has their own opinions. Simple as that.
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