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    06-22-2012, 03:09 AM
  #11
Trained
We know Sky, you've been on a heck of a journey with him!
I agree, it doesn't really matter as long as they are in a better place, and rescued from a literal horse hell! Whatever a person thinks that is. I shouldn't have used the "feel good" in my post.

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    06-22-2012, 06:03 AM
  #12
Weanling
I really could care less what people call there horses, as long as they are taken care of.

I don't call my filly anything unless the situation specifically asks for some sort of explanation of her past.

Then I like using the word 'adopted', because that is what she is. Although it can be argued that she was perhaps 'rescued', but not by me... rather by the organisation I adopted her from.

However, what does bug me a little personally, is that I often feel as if I have to describe her as a 'rescue' and be vague about it, and then people will respond positively and happily to some imagined evil. Because I've noticed if I really say where she's really from... people don't seem to believe me, and it kind of bums me out to know people think I'm making something up. Not so much in my real life... where people here know about the animal testing thing... but online: awkward.
     
    06-22-2012, 08:35 AM
  #13
nyx
Weanling
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Originally Posted by muumi    
I really could care less what people call there horses, as long as they are taken care of.

I don't call my filly anything unless the situation specifically asks for some sort of explanation of her past.

Then I like using the word 'adopted', because that is what she is. Although it can be argued that she was perhaps 'rescued', but not by me... rather by the organisation I adopted her from.

However, what does bug me a little personally, is that I often feel as if I have to describe her as a 'rescue' and be vague about it, and then people will respond positively and happily to some imagined evil. Because I've noticed if I really say where she's really from... people don't seem to believe me, and it kind of bums me out to know people think I'm making something up. Not so much in my real life... where people here know about the animal testing thing... but online: awkward.
Your post made me curious so I had to see the.story behind your horse, lol sorry I kinda stalked your page

But your story about your filly really touched me, she I s one beautiful filly you have there and it takes an equally beautiful person to do what your doing for that horse.

That kinda goes for anyone who truely rescues a horse.
Just had to say it..
     
    06-22-2012, 09:11 AM
  #14
Weanling
I could think of better things to be annoyed about then someone saying they rescued a horse. Good for them.
What annoyes me is when someone comes on here crying for help on a injured horse that needs immediate attention by a vet and they say there is either no vet around or vet wont come or they can't afford a vet. That actually pisses me off. 1 why do they have a horse and 2 how they think we are all stupid to believe such excuses.
So when one comes on and says they "rescued" a horse good for them as long as they can afford to properly care for the horse including events that calls for a vet!

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    06-22-2012, 12:25 PM
  #15
Showing
I should like to clarify that horses, even OTTBs do not go directly to the kill pen. The horses go through an auction which is often attended by kill buyers. What they buy depends of the market value of slaughter horses. If it is only 30cts a pound then they will bid only 15cents or 10 cents so they can make a few dollars. Some will even take unwanted horses home and try to sell them privately if sound and seem to have some training. They are in it to make money not just sell to the slaughter houses. The advantage of an auction is that it allows potential buyers to look at many horses in one day and many private deals are made without the horse being auctioned. What sickens me is people who "rescue" a poor cripple that has likely exhausted someones wallet and a vet's attempts to help it and it's been shipped to the auction with the idea that slaughter is the humane way to end the horse's suffering. We can't all euthanize and bury a horse.
     
    06-22-2012, 05:38 PM
  #16
Weanling
Thanks nyx - she is a special pony for the progress she's made after what she's been through. But I'm not really the one to credit: I adopted one, but the couple who run the welfare agency, have day jobs just to run this agency that they set up years ago specifically to help these horses. And they have made enormous steps: the last few batches released have all been rehomed, and none sent to slaughter, and this year it was announced no more horses would be bred for testing, and steps would be taken to eliminate testing on live horses at all.
So luckily my girl is one of the last of her kind! Some people are true angels.

Saddlebag - if that is what you're saying, I don't think I could ever approve of people sending a horse to auction, hoping for slaughter, instead of euthanising it humanely because they can't afford it or whatever. That is surely the last responsibility you owe your horse in its time of need.
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    06-22-2012, 06:08 PM
  #17
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[QUOTE=Saddlebag;1560785]I should like to clarify that horses, even OTTBs do not go directly to the kill pen.

.....depends on the racetrack.....
     
    06-22-2012, 06:10 PM
  #18
Showing
Muumi, Many people do not have the land on which to bury a horse and if it has been euthanized it has to be buried so the top side is 4' below the surface. This is to prevent animals from getting at the carcass and ingesting the drugs which linger in the meat. Their only option is to send the horse to slaughter. That is how we get canned dog food so at least the horse is recycled. I was just venting at how often we hear the terms "saved or rescued". It seems to preceed most stories from people needing help. My concern about those who use this term is that they excuse the horse's behaviour thinking it's a byproduct of previous ownership when the horse is reading them like a book and knows instantly what it can get away with. You never hear experienced horse people use the term. What you will hear is "horse was a bit skinny", "holes in his training", "nothing some good feed and exercise won't help". Nary a word about saving or rescuing the animal.
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    06-22-2012, 06:17 PM
  #19
Weanling
Carcasses can be removed, by companies who do just that. There are wildlife sanctuaries or zoos that will remove carcasses for free to use for their animals.
I will still never approve of sending an animal to auction as a form of euthanisation.
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    06-22-2012, 06:18 PM
  #20
Green Broke
We rescued two horses when I was 12. As in, we adopted them from a legitimate rescue. Princess was only starved, and was with her mother until age two. Bubba, though, dealt with physical abuse that has forever made him untrusting of people. We've owned them for seven years, and I still cannot go up to Bubba in the field any time I want to. Occasionally, he will let me come up to him and pat him on the head before he turns and walks away. Usually, he just walks away. I'm fine with that. He's content and happy in his field with Princess, making up for the first seven years of his life when he was abused. He's very skittish, but he does trust me the most. So yes, Bubba was a rescue. We saved him from a horrible place and gave him a forever home where he can finally be happy.
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