Originally Posted by DimSum
No offense intended, but the OP was asking this in 2011 so I'd hope things have worked out by now
Meh, still a good topic to discuss.
I can't say I disagree with" retirement homes" for horses. There is a place by me where you pay a one time fee when the horse arrives and that's it. Of course you loose your rights to the horse. But its a very nice place where horses live out the remainder of the lives.