Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
Could it be some of these horses are for sale because the owner came across hard times (especially in this economy) and can no longer care for them and so is selling them? Its not a 100% excuse, but atleast some of these owners are selling them instead of just hiding them out back until the horse starves to death - which has happened locally a lot.
It can take a while to sell a horse right now and many of the rescues are so full they aren't taking on any more horses. This area has actually gotten a little bit better with it with the opening of the Humane Center. They will put horses down like a regular shelter for cats and dogs when they get too full or are otherwise unadoptable, but at least they have a chance and they aren't allowed to starve. It was real bad in this area before people had that option.