Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Thanks for understanding Heelsdown, I was nervous to share my story as I do love my horse, I have loved every one of them until this mare. I didn't love this horse, but I did not want any bad to come to her.
I really felt like these people were meat dealers, but they said everything right, they were not worried as they were going to put a war bridle on her. I doubt that, and I think she probably went for meat - but my next step was to get a vet out to euth anyway, so death was the ultimate option. I felt she may as well have the chance that they were telling the truth as I can't ever really know who I sell to, only how they present.
Interestingly though, I bought her from a late teenage girl (she was in the 19-20 range). I called her and got that teenage high pitched girl voice saying 'I can't imagine why she is reacting like that'! Right. I didn't bother calling again.
I since bought my Lucas from a horse trader who presented him accurately, and he has proven in the 2 years I have had him that he is as great as she said.
Not including boarding costs or vets I spent over $15k in two years on a horse I could not ride and could not be lead. I am not a novice owner and I could not afford to keep going with that, three trainers were enough. I did give the 3rd trainer a lot less time than the first two but he said he did not think he could help - and I had spent more than I had available on a $2k horse.
I believe she went to meat, unless someone pulled her out of a Camelot type lot, she had near perfect confirmation, but I doubt it.
I lost sleep about my decision to not just have her PTS, but I think the off chance that she got a home is worth it.