Originally Posted by trailhorserider
I kind of shouldn't have posted earlier because I am too sensitive. I guess in my own way I was trying to be humorous.
I know my baby is worthless monetarily. But.....
Doesn't anyone have horses because they love horses, not because they expect them to bring a return on an investment?
My horses are a money pit. I thought they were for most everyone.
I hear ya :) Rascal cost me a $200 purchase price. Since then we'll say around 8k in vet bills ( I am afraid if I actually added it all up DH would fall over with a heart attack, or I might LMAO) I don't show, I don't ride unless he passes this next evaluation. But you know, to me, he is worth every penny I have spent. This is what happens when your heart leads a purchase.
If I had it to do over again, I can't say I would do it exactly the same. I would have waited another couple months before searching. I'd have had my own PPE and not taken a sellers. I knew I was buying a green, recently gelded mess. I didn't know I was buying a seriously injured one. But since I have no time machine, I'll take what I have, and run with it. I bought him, he is my responsibility now, did I mention I love him dearly LOL.