Hi, my first post.
I love animals, but not into horses like my obsessed wife
Anyway, the point of my post.
My wife volunteers two days a week at a horse sanctuary. She has also just completed three short horse owners courses.
She also rides and continues with lessons.
Oops, the reason!
I hate seeing my wife upset and sometimes in tears.
Please explain to me, if you dare, what gives some of you the right to think you can get rid of a horse because you no longer attend events, outgrown, changed your mind etc !!!
What makes you think it is any different to a cat or dog!
Don't quote costs to me, because you could afford it when it was right for you.
I personally think it is disgusting that some of you hold so little regard for an animal you claim to love!
There are some beautiful horses at the sanctuary, just there because of what appears to be silly reasons.
I'd be interested to hear how you can defend yourselves.
Apologies to the people who keep their horses.
I hope ^^^^^ is not intended to be a "one size fits all" comment. If it is, Kind Sir, you have just unleashed a bigger Pandora's Box on yourself than you could ever imagine your wife is capable of
Just like all the "good" reasons for getting a divorce (usually presented by the man who was the perpetrator to begin with), there are, many sad times, good reasons for having to part company with a horse.
"many sad times" being the operative here. As to WHY?
1. First and foremost there ARE people in this world that don't have the Good Sense God Gave A Goose. They shouldn't be allowed to buy a stuffed horse off the WalMart shelf much less be responsible for a real horse.
2. There are folks who, yes, DID have the money when they bought the horse and had all good intentions of giving that horse a home for many happy years.
2.1 S**t Happens. They do what? End up in a divorce, lose their job, go off to college and the non-horse parents, say "we ain't keepin' this horse so you'd better find someplace for it to go. And on and on and on.
For my part, we farmed with horses, my granddad raised/trained Welsh-Morgans, I have bought and paid for my own horses since I was 12 years old.
Took my first to Keeper Horses to ages 27 & 29 --- clear back in the early 80's. My current four are with me to their end times; they range from 17 to 27 years.
You had better be as old as I am (66), as I will really enjoy going toe-to-toe with you on this very delicate subject. If you aren't even close to my age, you haven't lived long enough to have the Street Smarts to logically analyze the Whys to some very sad situations.
As with all Venues, there are the One Percenters -- those stupid people that when given common sense, never did and still don't know what in Thee SamHill to do with it.
PLEASE don't glump this entire forum into that teeny little box.
If you want a friendly discussion, great - bring it on but please ask your questions in a more friendly manner.
My 66 year old self just helped put up 330 bales of hay yesterday, so those four horses out roaming 22 acres would be sure to have plenty to eat this winter. That means I am cranky this AM, took serious offense to your line of approach, and don't get me started -----------SIR!!!!
That little "oh by the way" disclaimer at the bottom of your comment?
Apologies to the people who keep their horses
Doesn't cut it.