Originally Posted by horselvr
Typically when you adopt a horse from a rescue situation they do not give you the papers because they want you to keep the horse for the rest of its life.
If you sell me a horse, and that's what I consider an adoption 'fee' to be, a sale price, then you don't get to tell me what I can or can't do with the animal after you've taken money for it. Which is why I'd never willingly 'adopt' an animal that had such strings attached.
Rescues are all about shooting themselves in the foot when they put ridiculous stipulations on the people who are actually willing
to take on horses from them.
Many rescue people are control freaks who are only one or two steps away from being hoarders themselves. No thanks. I may donate
money to foster an animal, but there's no way I'd ever pay for the privilege of having some nosy numbnuts hovering over my shoulder the rest of an animal's life.