Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
$2500 is still a cheap car.... Most of the time for that much around here you wont get anything that has less then 200,000 km's on them, and most of the time rough shape. You can get lucky of course, but it still isn't really truely a good car. I got lucky and bought it off my brother who had gotten it from my grandparents. It was low kms, never winter driven as it was in Florida, so the salt has only had a few years to eat away at the car. I've still put at least that amount into repairs on it, so really it is now getting close to a $6000 car. That isn't even considering the insurance on it, or oil changes.
But it is the same with horse....not all horses have to be expensive to be good. You can get PMU colts that are good for anything you want them to do. You add some training onto them and the now $400 colt is now a $2000 colt. In the end, I think it would be too difficult to stop BYB effectively enough that there wouldn't be any unwanted horses out there to go to slaughter. Some jackbutt is still going to do it because he can. Besides, well bred horses can still have problems. Look at QH's for example with the Lethal White and the HYPP. We had a well bred baby a few years back that had something wrong internally and he peed out of his umbilical cord. Just because a horse has a good pedigree doesn't mean he will be a good horse either. The Earl line of Standardbred's are fast horse, but honestly it seems almost all of his offspring get his nasty temperment.....people keep breeding to this line because it (usually) produces a fast horse.
Scared. Bad drivers. Don't understand 2 or 4 wheel drive vehicles. Not enough driving experience. Etc etc.
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