Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Trying to Make Sure that Horses You Breed Land Softly
I'm trying to sell my colt, but in the last three months I can't help but to have developed a liking for the little guy. I recently saw that one of my foal's half brothers was rescued from a feedlot when somebody recognized him as a former show horse. The original breeder took him back and found a new home for him. I don't want any foal of mine to end up that way, either. So, I've been kicking the idea around of offering a "buyback guarantee." My foal is currently priced at $4000, but I was thinking of sending some sort of documentation with him that says I would buy him back for $1000 at any time, in any condition other than dead. (Obviously worded better than that, but that's the general idea.) I mean to offer a price that's more than what a kill buyer would offer to keep him out of that situation. Hopefully if he changes hands a lot, I can keep up with him and then if anybody gets in a bad situation and needs to unload a horse quickly he doesn't end up going for bottom dollar at an auction.
It would be great if there was a website where breeders could sign up and assume responsibility for the horses they bred if/when that time comes. Any thoughts on this?