Sorry -- but that is how I look at it. I attended the local horse sale last night. The shortage of hay or pasture following the record heat and drought of last summer have forced people to bring horses to the sale that they wanted to keep but can't. Dozens of horses were ridden through the sale last night that were nice saddle horses, some really broke ones, and they brought $200.00 to $300.00 each. The young unbroke ones were bringing $75.00 to $100.00. Some of the people had tears running down their faces as they took their saddles off. With no hay or feed available, there was nothing else they could do. Of the 125 horse or so that went through the ring last night, more than 100 of them went Mexico. I've been in the business over 50 years and I have never seen anything like this.
So, don't look for pats on the back from me when you spend thousands on a cripple while the nice sound healthy ones are dying.