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post #1 of 9 Old 04-06-2011, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Rescue Idea

I found this site Auction Horses - Home where people try and find homes for horses before they are bought for slaughter. It got me thinking, alot of people would give them a home but they are too far away. What if we set up a website just for volunteer transport of rescue horses? I plan on learning to drive our new 4 horse trailer. It would take a while but if we could get a few people in each state, we would have a whole network! Think of the good it would do. Just for the price of time and gas. I can't house anymore horses but I always feel bad for the horses who need help, but I have plenty of time to drive them(once I learn how to back the thing up). What do y'all think?
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-06-2011, 12:46 PM
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How much $ and time do you have?
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-06-2011, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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How much $ and time do you have?
I don't work, so unlimited time. I don't have my own $, but my BF would pay for gas.
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-06-2011, 01:12 PM
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Hauling 3 horses 3 hours runs me nearly a tank of fuel. With diesel at 3.99 a gallon . . .

That is horses that load and haul nicely. Horses that do not load = more time and potential injuires to horse and handler. Horses that do not haul nicely = more potential for injury to horse and or harm to trailer.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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That's a lovely, noble idea alabama, but so many people work and have a farm to run, as well as caring for their animals and families, that they probably can't be as available as they'd like.

I wouldn't mind transporting an animal, but there's no way I could take a whole day or weekend to do it more than several times a year. I'm the sole breadwinner and caregiver, so I'm pretty much tied down to my own homestead unless I pay someone else to watch my critters.

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I have worked at non profits for most of my career, and while volunteers are wonderful, I would not trust a volunteer crew. What happens when someone drops out on one leg of the journey and the horse is there stranded, what would you do?
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We do this with dog rescues...but horses are not quite dogs.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-07-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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mmkay, nevermind lol
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