Recently a so called Rescue Farm here in Ontario advertised a nice weanling filly they rescued that was up for adoption. I thought geech, I have the money, I have the time, I was a breeder for several years and raised Quarter Horses and showed so what the hey... ask about the filly and see what happens.
I sent an email with a request for the adoption fees etc and whatever they wanted by way of paperwork etc.
The email I got back was interesting....the person who owns this rescue farm tells me she has three offers of $500. Which is more than the $300 she was going to ask for the filly so if I was interested in her I would have to wait and see what happens with the other two offers. She called it a bidding war for gods sakes. I got the distinct impression she was trying to get me to pay even more than the $500 supposed bids she already had.
When I read the contract it was interesting....you are never allowed to sell the horse unless you offer it back to them for the original cost and you must give them 90 days to come up with the money (a lousy $500 fee)
Am I crazy or does this rescue place smell more like a horse trading joint? Arent Rescue Farms supposed to adopt the horses out at a flat fee or do they charge by whatever value they want to put on a horse? Im a bit confused here .