Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Sillybunny, the cost to sell the animal based on your figures and what they represent is fine.
However, very few rescues put time, money and effort into getting horses trained. They just don't have the disposable funds.
I got my newest horse for free. He's with my trainer right now because he needs to unlearn how to be a racehorse, and learn how to be a foxhunter. He'll be with my trainer for 3 to 6 months, and she's not cheap.
But he's young, sound, safe, and sane, which most rescues can't guarantee. You pays yer money, and you takes yer chances.
Besides, with plenty of horses like the one I just got out there for free, why would ANYONE pay a 'rescue' $2,500 for a broken down nag?
If people want to broker horses, that's their business. They just shouldn't call themselves rescues if they do, because they're not.
Plus, and this is a MAJOR pet peeve of mine; if you BUY a horse at auction IT'S NOT A RESCUE, IT'S A PURCHASE!
You may be upgrading the animal, but you sure as heck didn't 'rescue' it.
I think rescue is the most overused, misunderstood word in the horse community.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 11-12-2009 at 05:35 PM.